Articles on "Leadership"
The Bishops and the Clergy Killers
by Kristin D. Anderson
Serious congregational conflicts can be a harsh reality. When it happens, how can synodical leadership best serve in these situations?
Building a Healthy Preschool Director–Pastor Relationship
by Melvin M. Kieschnick
Wanting to build healthy relationships between pastors and the church's preschool directors, this author asked directors "What do you want from your pastor?"
Burnout: A "Cry-sis" of the Spirit
by Stephen L. Ganzkow-Wold
Facing the malady of burnout is crucial for today's ministers. There is hope through the resources God gives us.
Celebrating the Inactive List
by Daniel L. Bohlman
What do we do with our inactive members? One pastor sees these members as evidence of a congregation risking to live in the "messy field of grace."
Get a Life!
by James K. Bornzin
One issue that has played a significant role in my struggle to be a good husband, father, son, and pastor is the issue of role versus identity, or my job versus my life!
by Mark Staples
From North Quincy, Massachusetts to Fresno, California, and from congregations to campus ministry sites, the Churchwide Initiative, "Leaders for the Next Century" has elicited some creative approaches and alliances in leadership development.
Leadership Issues Down the Road
by Mary W. Anderson
In the next five to ten years, what leadership issues will you and your congregation be considering? From her setting, our author considers four possibilities.
A Long-term Team
by Alton M. Motter
Thirty-five years ago, two Pennsylvania pastors saw the "team" concept as integral to their understanding of pastoral ministry. Nearing retirement, they have remained faithful to that initial vision. Here's how it worked.
by Eva Gallardo
In this urban setting, discipleship is an ongoing process of continually training others to be disciple-makers themselves.
One Pastor's Journey into Burnout…and Beyond
by Darlene B. Muschett
A pastor shares her ordeal with burnout–and how she has regained hope and strength.
When Was the Last Time You Saw...?
by Jerry Johnson
We seem to be plagued with a lay leadership crisis in our congregations as a result of placing people in situations for which they are neither gifted, qualified, nor prepared. Whatever the church is, I know it was not intended to be structured like a corporation, run like an earthly government, or treated as a personal possession. How many times have you heard the utterance “not in my church”?