LEADERS – Would you drive without an instrument panel?

Content is written by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA Would you drive without an instrument panel? Without knowing your speed, how much fuel you had, etc., would you drive any significant distance? Perhaps a few miles in an emergency, but definitely not any great distance. It just isn’t wise and certainly isn’t a knowledgeable way to travel. Church … Read more

Difference of Perspective: “Play the Sunset”

Content is written by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA In one of my favorite movies, Mr. Holland’s Opus, the main character, Mr. Holland, a band director, is trying to teach a frustrated student to play her clarinet. They work for weeks and weeks, without much success. They explore the mechanics of the music, the techniques of … Read more

Follow Up: How One Pastor Guides Above the Noise

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Earlier this week, I shared a chat with Mark MacDonald inspiring and encouraging us to talk above the noise. In God’s beautiful timing, as I was pondering this topic and considering how a community might communicate this attitude, my friend Rev. Dr. Katie Hays posted a pastoral letter to … Read more

Talking Above the Noise – Chat with Mark MacDonald

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA In her book, Less Clutter. Less Noise, Kem Meyer prophetically claims that “a person needs to be reachable before they’re teachable.” In this age of constant communication and even more noise, I wanted to know how churches could communicate better. I also wanted to see how churches could … Read more

Pumpkins, Pies, and Poinsettias.. OH MY

REMEMBER:  Please refer to your local CPA and/or Attorney before major action. Take this information to inform yourself and your church setting so that accurate, legal and responsible action is taken. It seems as soon as the calendar turns to October 1st, the fundraiser flyers triple in my mailbox. From pumpkins, to pie, and to … Read more

Gates that Open Both Ways: Healthy Friendships between Clergy & Laity

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 more

Dear Pastor: Summer!!

Content written by Rev. Paul Johnson, CCA Dear Pastor: This is a series of articles about real world problems that churches often find difficult to handle. They are presented in the form of emails for ease of conversation but can come in many different ways. Disclaimer: All the names are made up and in no way … Read more