Leading the Congregation Toward a Vital Sunday School

by William B. Lawrence
For all of the evangelical fervor, social activism, and organizational genius that have marked Wesleyan Methodism, one of its distinguishing marks has been an emphasis upon… read more

Leadership in a Time of Change

by Jackson W. Carroll
Are You Resilient? Are You Agile? Are You Staying Connected? In research underway at Harvard, researchers are asking what makes it possible for persons to do good work, by… read more

How to Hire an Awesome Youth Director

by John E. Harnish
So I asked my clergy friends from around the country “Where would you go to find a really good youth pastor?” After the groans, the responses generally fell into one… read more

Marketing the UMC: Interview with UMCom's Larry Hollon

by Shane Raynor
General Conference 2008 approved the launch of the UMC’s newest ad campaign, Rethink Church. United Methodist Communications has led the way, reminding people inside and… read more

Incentives to Decline: Why Some Churches Really Don't Want to Grow

by John Flowers, Karen Vannoy
Your congregation has been in significant decline for years. Members acknowledge that something must be done to reverse the decline. Plans are discussed and official votes are… read more

Minimize Brick, Maximize Mission: Budgeting for Missional Mobility

by Mike Slaughter
Growing churches inevitably face space constraints. With growth comes the dilemma to build or not to build, where to build, and what to build. This is when we must honestly… read more
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