Amateurs and Professionals

Amateurs and Professionals

One thought from author Edwin Friedman that has stayed with me is about the difference between a professional and a hack.

He wrote that leadership competence is not about knowledge or expertise; a professional and a hack may know the…

Coaching, Connection and Hope

A friend recommended I sign up for the coaching class at Columbia.

Little did I realize the ripple effect it would have.

It has me leaning into hope.

 

In the course, the leaders framed the program for coachees to…

Six Basic Rules for Planning Church Education Programs

Here are six basic rules for planning a church education program:

 

The persons who show up at an event are the ones who need to be there.

I’m continually puzzled at the over-focus on numbers in congregations.

If 100…

Education by Israel Galindo

The Influence of an ‘Unseen Character’

Acts 9:10-18

10Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” He answered, “Here I am, Lord.” 11The Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight,…

The Times They Keep a Changing: Bivocational Ministry as the New Norm?

Most of the pastors in the world are bivocational.

That has always been true, asserts Karl Vaters, author of The Grasshopper Myth and Small Church Essentials.

Most people attend larger churches, so a larger multi-staff congregation is perceived to be…

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