The Times Really Are A-Changin

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Who knew Bob Dylan would be the sage of such great wisdom? Listen to the words from his famous song, The Times They Are A-changin (1964): “As the present nowWill later be pastThe order is rapidly fadin'And the first one nowWill later be lastFor the times they are...

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Active Engagement – A Leadership Priority

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I was reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune this week when I came across this article, Lutherans work to shed stuffy image and kick-start change. Intrigued by the title I read on. Here are some of the interesting facts & comments that caught my attention: “37 percent of the...

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Church Meeting that Work - Part III

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This week we review a critical skill, that if used by all attendees, will significantly improve our desired meeting outcomes. That skill is Active Listening. In an article titled The Big 6: An Active Listening Skill Set from The Center for Creative Leadership, Michael Hoppe...

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Church Meetings that Work - Part II

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In our June 8 blog posting, Church Meetings that Work - Part I, we explored multiple best practices that can make your church staff and leadership meetings more effective. The blog outlined several meeting practices reviewed by Ann Michels in her article, 7 Strategies to Master Meetings. This...

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Church Meetings that Work – Part I

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Churches have gained a reputation for boring, lengthy, and ineffective meetings. When I ask church staff or leaders how they feel about their church meetings, I frequently get a negative response. And yet I believe that meetings are vital to effective outcomes of our church ministries. Because...

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