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A Mess of Metaphors

Most church conflict is a conflict over metaphors – images that capture the expectations that people have for the church. Good church leadership requires identifying, assessing, and sometimes replacing the metaphors that govern the vision of the church.

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Creating A Healthy Volunteer Culture

Church, we can buy gear all we want, but volunteers are the life-blood of our ministry. To keep our volunteer culture healthy, make sure you are leading your volunteers technically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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The Old & New Opiate of the Masses

To paraphrase 18th century German philosopher Karl Marx, “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” This now famous phrase essentially meant that organized religion helps ease the ailments of mankind.

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Currents
Tracey Dowdy

#metoo and the Church

If your first response to allegations of a sexual assault within the church is to protect the favored son over protecting the vulnerable, you’re missing the mark and breaking God’s heart. For every woman brave enough to share their story on #WhyIDidntReport, there are countless more living in silence for fear of being shamed, blamed, and ostracized.  

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Creative
Crystal Huff

Differences are Essential

When building a team/organization it’s important to build a well-rounded group with lots of different voices and personalities. Those different personalities will sharpen and grow each other on a regular basis. As you sharpen and grow with each other, truly great things will be created and accomplished.

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Creative
Tracey Dowdy

Coming Back From Burnout

Too often in ministry, we hide our failures and bury our grief, even if we know we’re following God’s leading. Instead, allow yourself to grieve, and allow God to heal your hurt.

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