Are You Average Enough?

When thinking about equipping a local church for ministry, rather than trying to capture professional-level skills in part time and volunteer people, perhaps the more effective leadership technique is to aim for cost-effectiveness; that is, what effective implementation of this vision can be attained using people with average skillsets?

Life and Death Leadership

The humble bugle was once an instrument of life and death. It can teach us a few characteristics of effective leadership.

Recognizing the details

Most people don’t just come out and tell you how they are feeling. But they have a story, and sometimes it is reaching a climax right there when they are silently standing beside you. Ministry–life–is paying attention to a person’s story.

Is Working at a Church Bad for Your Faith?

Why is it that working at a church is so draining on a person’s faith? Am I alone in this, or is there a strong correlation between giving yourself away in local church ministry and struggling to maintain an active connection with the God of the universe?