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Who is the greatest? Small Group or Sunday School?

A decennial debate is once again upon those who grapple with the ways church does its churching. Which is the better format for church community?  Sunday School or Small Group?  It’s all laid out here in a recent three-view series. I find it’s not so much about...
8 Traits of an Effective CEO Group

8 Traits of an Effective CEO Group

As a leader, have you ever committed to something you regretted within days? Only to find a graceful exit more complicated than you’d like? Most local business leaders belong to a number of organizations. Civic groups, social organizations, professional...
From Conflict to Community: 5 Leadership Principles

From Conflict to Community: 5 Leadership Principles

“Get ready for a fight!”  At least that’s what my lower brain was suggesting. I could feel the adrenaline rush. Another “stupid idea” had surfaced and it was time to pounce on it before somebody got hurt. Namely me. But the words that followed from my boss at the time...

Beautifully Off-Key

I visited a church recently.  As the service began, I quickly became annoyed by the woman right behind me.  It was her singing – which sounded like an alien whale sipping on a vinegar slushy.  And it was right in my ear.  I really don’t know if she was...
5 Tips to Help You Unwhine

5 Tips to Help You Unwhine

How it began I’m not quite sure.  But sitting right next to them I couldn’t help but to over hear the whole exchange.  Not that it was loud, it was just intense.  Names were being set and slammed like volleyballs, and the criticisms flowed like bacon at a breakfast...
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