Ever Wonder . . . Now, What Is Our Vision?

Ever Wonder . . . Now, What Is Our Vision?

In conversations with pastors and congregational leaders recently, I notice different issues that are leading to similar questions. Congregations are entering into their program year after a couple of years affected by the pandemic. For some there is a sense of...
Are People Inspired by S.O.S. Talks?

Are People Inspired by S.O.S. Talks?

So, what is a S.O.S. talk? It is a “Show Of Support”! We oftentimes ask folks in our church or nonprofit to give a talk or write about a ministry, service, or a special program they support and have a passion for. Sometimes they are called testimonials, temple talks,...
Mr. Rogers, To Grads – And To Us All

Mr. Rogers, To Grads – And To Us All

It’s that time of year when graduates don the cap and gown and walk across the stage to receive their diploma. I recently ran across a graduation address that was given in 2002 by the late Mr. Rogers. It spoke to me about our current world, the mission of the church...
When Is The Right Time For Visioning?

When Is The Right Time For Visioning?

What is Visioning, or strategic planning, anyway? Visioning is a process that leads to a clear and documented statement of direction for your congregation or nonprofit. Visioning takes a deep dive into discovering: Who are we? Who do we serve? What do we stand for?...