Hire where you want to grow

One of my many roles at Youth Specialties is to oversee the YS job bank. While it isn’t the fanciest job hunting service in the world countless people have found their ministry jobs through the site. The hiring process, for many churches, reveals the pendulum problem. They aren’t looking for the best candidate for their…… Continue reading Hire where you want to grow

Stop swinging the pendulum

The problem with autonomy in church leadership is group think. Allow me to unpack that a little. It’s early. Maybe you haven’t had your coffee? Autonomy – a self-governing community. Group think – the -practice of approaching problems or issues as matters that are best dealt with by consensus of a group rather than by…… Continue reading Stop swinging the pendulum

Getting away from pendulum thinking

Our culture is dominated by pendulum thinking. We have a tendency to think in extremes. There’s something in our cultural make-up which makes it difficult to think about minor corrections as we default to massive swings. It’s “either or” thinking… and it drives me mad. It’s been going on for a while. In fact, it…… Continue reading Getting away from pendulum thinking