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Leadership (Carol Stream, IL) back issues
Athletes Trump Faith Leaders
March 22, 2013... * According to a recent survey, two-thirds of Americans believe professional athletes have more influence on society than faith leaders. But don't sack the pulpit for the gridiron just yet. Even though perceived influence is high, not everyone is convinced that public declarations of faith on...
Location, Location, Location
March 22, 2013... * When it comes to ministry, location matters. But it can be a bit daunting if an emphasis on place hasn't been part of your church's DNA. Where can you start? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Here are our three favorite "place" resources for church leaders: This is Our City: Yeah, we're biased,...
What Worship Language Are You Speaking?
March 22, 2013... * We all know that there are often difficulties in balancing "worship" with "welcome." Richard Kentopp (musician-in-residence at Servant Church in Austin, Texas) offers his top suggestions on how to bring young or unchurched people into your worship service. Bottom line? If you want to be...
March 22, 2013... * Where do you go for connection when you don't believe? Looking to London might offer us a strange vision of things to come. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones, two British comedians, recently started an atheist "church" in London. "If church is going down in terms of...
One Scale of Spiritual Maturity
March 22, 2013... Years ago, one of the world's richest men, John D. Rockefeller, was asked, "How much money is enough?" He famously answered, "Just a little bit more." American culture and certainly its economy are built on that principle: you need more than you've got. You need to earn more. You need to...