Just in time for Christmas

I’ve really enjoyed the response to my novel, Incorporation. On the Peculiar Prophet blog I’ve posted the fun interview/review that Lillian Daniel did with me in the Christian Century as well as some of the responses to the book.  I even used the book in my Introduction to Ordained Ministry class and the class feltContinue reading “Just in time for Christmas”

Review — Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance & Bear More Fruit

This book came to me just when I needed it. This past June, the bishop appointed me to a church. The congregation had previously suffered decline but had recently experienced some modest growth. A congregational long range plan dictated that they would be at 400 attendance in four years but they had been stuck atContinue reading “Review — Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance & Bear More Fruit”

Insights on Church Renewal from Jim Harnish

The leaders of Duke Memorial got to hear Dr. Jim Harnish, pastor of Hyde Park UMC, Tampa, on the subject of congregational renewal.  Out of the dramatic turnaround Jim led at Hyde Park, here were the insights gleaned on the things that really matter if a church is to grow into the future: The PASTContinue reading “Insights on Church Renewal from Jim Harnish”