Dyton L. Owen

Dyton L. Owen

Dr.  Dyton L. Owen is Senior Pastor of First UMC, Chanute, Kansas.

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Spotting Control Freaks

By Dyton L. Owen
I recently wrote an article on “10 Things that Kill Ministry.”  One of the things I listed as a “killer” was control freaks—those who try to… read more

10 Things that Kill Ministry

By Dyton L. Owen
Over the years of my ministry, I have learned – often, the hard way – that there are some things that can (and often do) kill ministry and have been known to kill a… read more

The Dark Side of Pastoral Authority

By Dyton L. Owen
“Take thou authority....”  It has been a part of the United Methodist ordination service for many years. As each ordinand kneels and the Bishop places her/his… read more

Putting Out Fires without Getting Burned

By Dyton L. Owen
There is a lot of leadership talk going on these days.  Every time you turn around, there is a new book or another seminar being offered about how to be a good leader… read more

Holding the Church Hostage

By Dyton L. Owen
How many times have you heard a member of the church say something along these lines? “If you don’t fire so-and-so, my family and I are going to go to another… read more

It's Who You Are, Not What You Do

By Dyton L. Owen
Every time you turn around, there is a new book or another seminar about leadership. Many of these books and seminars are very good and offer much wisdom and guidance. At other… read more