Ministry: Comfort and Challenge

What kind of ministries does your church engage in?  Are they inner focused or outer focused?  Are they comfort-oriented or challenge-oriented? In order to survive and thrive, churches need a balance of ministries that both support the church itself (inner focused)...

Conscious Conflict Management

Those of you who are familiar with the DiSC model of human behavior know that DiSC is an acronym for four types of human behavior. And that each behavioral style reacts differently depending on the situation.  Understanding the four styles is imperative to confronting...

Me and Myrna Jean

Myrna Jean met me at the door when I walked in to my first day at the new church. “The good thing about living in a small town,” she said impishly, “is that someone always knows what you are up to. And if by chance you can’t remember,...