Content by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA In recent days a good read crossed my Facebook account about the unique relationships regarding the ethics of clergy and the churches they serve. I posted a link. That article speaks from the perspective of former clergy still dabbling in the lives of the churches they left, for weddings … Read moreGates that Open Both Ways: Healthy Friendships between Clergy & Laity
Content by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA In my coaching and consulting work with clergy and congregations this sentence comes up all too often. Usually its context is tied to some potential barrier: cost or money (or the lack thereof), congregational size, time constraints, lack of volunteers, negative history to something similar… the list seems endless. … Read moreI don’t think we can do that….
Content by Rev. Micah James, CCA “24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, ‘Let me go, for … Read moreJacob Wrestles and So Do I
Content by Rev. Micah James, CCA Administration is an important task at any time of the year, but especially Advent. Advent is a season of beautiful traditions, meaningful worship, and community gatherings. One of the main tasks of administrators during this season is to work behind-the-scenes to make sure the focus of the seasons stays … Read moreAdmin In Advent, Part 2
Content written by Rev. Mike Hunter Very early in my ministry career I was part of a staff that intentionally made site visits part of our development. Once a year we would assess an area we wanted to focus, identify a church that did this well and arrange a visit to learn from them. We did this for … Read moreIntentional Collaborative Ministry
I have made it a yearly tradition to take the week of my birthday as vacation. As a part of my passion, I am offering a workshop special for anyone within reasonable driving distance of my home during that week. Sure, I plan to rest and read, play and plan, but if you are looking for … Read moreOklahoma in October