Tag: leadership

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Innovation: From Buzzword to Renewal

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As innovation becomes a buzzword, it’s easy for church leaders to reduce it to a trend. But how might it play a powerful role in renewal?
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Will the ELCA be Gone in 30 Years?

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New projections forecast just 16,000 in worship across the entire ELCA by 2041. Why is this happening and what can be done?
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How Our Failure to Address the “M” Word Damages More Than Budgets

How Our Failure to Address the “M” Word Damages More Than Budgets

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In many churches about this time of year, stewardship teams kick into high gear composing stewardship communications. Pastors also start
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The Demand of Stewardship

The Demand of Stewardship

Stewardship calls us to share. Sure, there’s the money part of sharing, but really, stewardship is much more than that
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Stewarding Calls

Stewarding Calls

The newsletter kicks off the new year with a series of articles contemplating the leadership required for today’s church and
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Breaking Our Hearts Open in the Midst of Discord

Breaking Our Hearts Open in the Midst of Discord

In preparation for Thanksgiving Day last November, there were dozens of articles and interviews concerning the challenges of sharing a
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From Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation

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At my last place of work, the college administration organized an informal mentorship program for all new faculty. I don’t
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Pancakes

Pancakes

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What do pancakes have to do with stewardship? Nothing necessarily, but our writer Timothy Siburg this week explains how pancakes
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