Posts Categorized: Leadership

Reflections from GA 222

Behind the scenes at General Assembly Track humbly with your God by Jodi Craiglow If you’ve known me for even three seconds, you know that I’m a diehard polity wonk. I’m fascinated by what I like to call the “mathematics of human relationships” – the systems by which diverse people from diverse backgrounds and diverse… Read more »

Reflections from GA 222

Hope in the details of your calling The nitty-gritty work of General Assembly By Skip Noftzger Armed with the daily staples of coffee and phone, I venture off to the familiar convention center for another day of meetings, meetings and more meetings that we label the General Assembly. Wandering throughout the halls, I encounter pockets of… Read more »

The unglued church

  WWPS: What would Paul say? Breaking our clay jars to discover the treasure By Susan Rothenberg  But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us…So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature… Read more »

Reflections from GA 222

We are family You are loved so much. It’s as if God has nothing else to do! By Steve Plank It’s the hymns that always get to me. The opening worship of this year’s General Assembly was no exception. Imagine joining with hundreds of voices in worship and praise and prayer… accompanied by local musicians… Read more »

TLC: Think Like a Christian

Seeking transformation through the renewal of our minds ‘We’ve always done it that way’An ode to ruling elders and what’s really going on when a church member resists change by Jeffrey A. Schooley As a relatively new pastor, I’ve heard the phrase “We’ve always done it that way” enough times to drown in it. No… Read more »

Not Quite Right

One slightly unhinged pastor’s attempt to love (and laugh with) a slightly unhinged church, from the inside out. Why (and how) to kill a church programWant a healthier church in 2016? Prune the tree! by Joshua Bower Here’s a typical week for my family, on top of school and work: Monday is my daughter’s gymnastics… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Chad Andrew HerringChad shares his church’s marketing strategy while trying to avoid saying “marketing.” If you have trouble seeing the podcast app above, it may be due to your web browser; as an alternative, try this simple sound file. <—- Chad Andrew… Read more »


Redefining where and when church happens   I’m a pastor . . . sort ofWhat a changing church could learn from those who serve beyond the walls of traditional ministry by Mieke Vandersall When I was first ordained, I hadn’t thought much about how I would spend Christmas and Holy Week. For years I had… Read more »