How to Stave Off the Post-Pandemic Blues

How to Stave Off the Post-Pandemic Blues

“I’m really depressed about everything that is going on,” my long-time friend Lin confided to me.  I understood.  After all, her state had been in a serious lockdown.  Her fiancé was sheltering in place five states away.  She was stuck at home where once she was used...
Strengthen Your Spiritual Immune System

Strengthen Your Spiritual Immune System

You are on the front lines of leadership during the largest, swiftest cultural shift the world has ever experienced. Everything has changed. You have been rising to the challenge.  In fact, some of you are experiencing this as the most rewarding, if not demanding,...
When Worship is No Longer Building-Based

When Worship is No Longer Building-Based

Christians believe that out of death comes resurrection.  Yet even Christians would have been hard pressed to believe that out of this terrible pandemic new life could arise for churches.  Yet that’s exactly what’s happened.  Take church buildings, for example.  Their...
Quick Shifts and Unexpected Gifts from COVID-19

Quick Shifts and Unexpected Gifts from COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought with it a flurry of unexpected changes.  One month ago, I never would have expected to wear a mask to the grocery store, practice social distancing or wash my hands incessantly.  Life has changed dramatically. There is an upside, though.  Even as...
How to Create a Culture Shift

How to Create a Culture Shift

At Shepherd of the Hills Church, it’s been a long time since the cries of children interrupted worship. That’s okay with this aging congregation. Although they miss younger people, they appreciate less commotion. If only they could get some responsible families,...