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Reimagining Church: Adaptive Leadership

Visioning a future church for the now; creating communities centered on Christ, cosmic good, and conscientious living.


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People waiting for a job interview7 Suggestions for Outsourcing Your Church’s Staffing Needs

How can outsourcing fill church staffing needs? Greg Rogers shares seven suggestions for outsourcing staff drawing from Oakmont Baptist Church’s response to unexpected yet urgent staffing needs.

Pueblo Matriarch_PRIMARY.jpg5 Indigenous Women Asserting the Modern Matriarchy

They’re reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.

BY CHELSEY LUGER / Yes! Magazine

MAR 30, 2018

Image: A Sisterhood Is Sacred. Left to Right: April Chavez (Kewa), Talavai Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh/ Hopi), Jazmin Arquero (Cochiti/Zuni), Dina DeVore (Jemez/Kewa/Laguna), Alexis Wade (Laguna), Marquel Musgrave (Nanbe' Owingeh), and Kim Smith (Diné). Photo by Cara Romero

Agile Church | Technology Agile Church: Committed to the Future Success of Mainline Churches

Agile Church was founded to help church leaders and congregations navigate the tidal wave of change affecting growth and threatening the survival of mainline churches. Agile Church is a proven system that combines decades of church leadership experience; a diverse range of consulting services; innovative technology; and a library of proven resources into a single church growth system.

LogoThe Ministry Collaborative (nice name!) is committed to 'creating a national support system for pastors, ministries, and congregations". The provide cohort and immersive programs 'to improve community engagement'; their Christian podcast is a supplemental tool covering topics such as 'preaching, racial justice, community, and the cultural attitude toward congregations'. Find the podcast here.

The Soul of Transformation: Exploring Vocations in Social Justice is a podcast and resource for future leaders who not only see and name the realities of injustice in the world but can start imagining new and better solutions. This is for change agents, people who want to work towards achieving authentic racial justice, mitigating the dire impacts of climate change, facing the challenges of immigrants and refugees, and ensuring equality for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Learn more. Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis and Rev. Dr. Gary F. Green II for more info

Person covering their face with a piece of paper with a drawn-on smiley faceThe Risk of Trying to Please Everyone

Mike Bonem says a process of meaningful change can be slowed, interrupted, or completely stopped if a leader insists on trying to please everyone. What is critical is building enough genuine support so that the effort can move forward. Read more.

Krista Tippett interviews Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering, in Remaking Gathering: Entering the Mess, Crossing the Thresholds

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