Lessons from Alcoholics Anonymous

by Christian Piatt
I’ve heard several people involved in Twelve Step work say that the Twelve Steps are AA’s gift to the Church, and that the Twelve Traditions are the Church’s… read more

A Church that Agrees Too Much

by Katie Z. Dawson
After a few years in my congregation, I realized I had a major, however, hidden problem... My church didn't know how to disagree. This may not seem like a problem on the… read more

Dealing with Anonymous Critics

by Ron Edmondson
I received some anonymous criticism last week. I’m one of those rare leaders who doesn’t automatically dismiss criticism from someone who doesn’t sign their… read more

Frank Discussions

by Buzz Stevens
“Words not only affect us temporarily; they change us, they socialize or unsocialize us.” - David Reisman, The Lonely Crowd, 1950 My wife and I were invited to join… read more

Worship Planning Dynamics: Six Tips for Avoiding a Train Wreck

by Eric Van Meter
Every boss is an idiot, myself included. It’s not that we mean to make life as difficult as possible for our team members. In fact, some of us try very hard to lead with… read more

Mayberry Style Leadership

by Shane Raynor
As a kid I loved reruns of The Andy Griffith Show, which was considered required after school viewing in the small North Carolina town where I grew up. People liked the show (and… read more
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