culture

The health of a church begins with the health of its team. Unfortunately, I've found most lead pastors aren't thinking about staff health on a regular basis. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk with Ryan Stigile and Amy Anderson about span of care, healthy pace of life in ministry, and other practical steps to grow a healthy team.
The health of a church begins with the health of its team. Unfortunately, I've found most lead pastors aren't thinking about staff health on a regular basis. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk with Ryan Stigile and Amy Anderson about span of care, healthy pace of life in ministry, and other practical steps to grow a healthy team.
21 Feb 2017

Why Staff Health Is a Blind Spot for Most Lead Pastors | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

The health of a church begins with the health of its team. Unfortunately, I’ve found most lead pastors aren’t thinking…

Everyone is speaking, but very few of us are listening. How we respond to those with whom we disagree is important. If we just live out who God designed the church to be, it would be a very distinctive and refreshing alternative to the divisive world around us. Our culture needs that. I believe our culture is craving it.
Everyone is speaking, but very few of us are listening. How we respond to those with whom we disagree is important. If we just live out who God designed the church to be, it would be a very distinctive and refreshing alternative to the divisive world around us. Our culture needs that. I believe our culture is craving it.
19 Feb 2017

Political Discourse, Facebook, Christians & the Inconvenient Truth

Everyone is speaking, but very few of us are listening. How we respond to those with whom we disagree is…

Is the language of the culture within your church toxic to people living in the culture outside it? What I’m not talking about is the “church people” we see in news clips holding venomous posters on the side of the road. That’s clearly toxic. What I am talking about is more subtle: church t-shirts that sell an exclusive membership. Or, rally cries intended to foster community within one church that instead suggest competition between churches. Or, insider language decorating an Instagram post without regard for how it may be interpreted in a public context. We say things outside our church walls that take on new meaning. We all need to get better at evaluating our language.
Is the language of the culture within your church toxic to people living in the culture outside it? What I’m not talking about is the “church people” we see in news clips holding venomous posters on the side of the road. That’s clearly toxic. What I am talking about is more subtle: church t-shirts that sell an exclusive membership. Or, rally cries intended to foster community within one church that instead suggest competition between churches. Or, insider language decorating an Instagram post without regard for how it may be interpreted in a public context. We say things outside our church walls that take on new meaning. We all need to get better at evaluating our language.
13 Oct 2016

Toxic Church Mantras and Self-Serving Celebrations

Is the language of the culture within your church toxic to people living in the culture outside it? What I’m…