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Congregations as human systems develop their own ‘ecologies’. Such systems demonstrate complexity because they are communities that possess many different kinds of relationships. The longer the system exists, the greater the complexity because ‘tradition’ accumulates and varied expectations become operative. … (read the rest)
How long has it been since your church board has examined how it goes about doing its work? Five years? Ten years? Never? Perhaps it is time for a serious review. How much has your congregation changed in that period … (read the rest)
A number of years ago D. Ulrich, J. Zenger, and N. Smallwood published “Results-Based Leadership” (Harvard Business School Press, 1999). Their thesis is quite simple. Leadership studies were focusing on various, important elements of leadership such as competencies, character, and … (read the rest)
The recent history of evangelical churches in Canada demonstrates with crystal clarity that leadership struggles often are at the root of congregational failures and declines. The question of “who’s in charge” continues to generate conflict. This uncertainty blunts the ability … (read the rest)
The “life” of a non-profit board exists in its official meetings. Because the time that a board has to experience this “life” is very limited (perhaps 30 to 40 hours annually), board leaders have to plan meetings that enable the … (read the rest)