When you venture into some place you’ve never
A new season of ministry brings no shortage of emotions
Personal preferences is a topic that gets much water cooler
The July issue features and interview with Denise Craig, Chief Financial Officer of Abba’s House, Hixson, TX. Also included in this issue is a special section on faith-based travel which spotlights a megachurch pastors’ trip to Israel, a story about ‘volunteer vacations,’ and a feature on the Creation Museum.
When the family of Denise Craig sat down at the supper
“A good name is more desirable than great riches,” says Proverbs 22:1 but it takes an effort to keep it that way.
Playgrounds are a great asset to any religious organization.
For all healthy, growing churches, the process of proactively connecting with first-time visitors is absolutely essential.
They are America’s largest generation, slightly edging out the Boomers. They stand to become America’s most educated generation. Almost all of them want to make a difference in this world. And none of them like to be stereotyped. They are the Millennials, born from 1980 to 2000. It’s difficult to generalize a generation that doesn’t like labels. Indeed, many make a point to fight against categorizations. Rather than oversimplifying a diverse generation into homogeneous units, my aim is to show how this diverse amalgamation of young people is shaping the culture.
Your ministry has a distinct organizational personality; in fact, every ministry does. However, many church executives remain largely unaware of organizational personality, and how it helps or hinders ministry efforts. Within any church, a unique mix of people rise to positions of influence. These influencers define your organization’s personality. To identify organizational personality, we need to know: 1) The personality of each influencer within the organization; 2) Assuming a four quadrant assessment tool is used (Myers-Briggs, DiSC, or AssessME.org’s ePersonality), the quadrant categories shared by key influencers. The four assessment quadrants include: