Current Events, Current Events, Ministry Briefing, Start Here

Are you Prepared for Church Conflict?

Check out this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing NOW! Stay in the loop for the next 4 weeks for just $1! This week’s Ministry Briefing offers a series of stories that will challenge church leaders to plan ahead so that they can navigate potentially divisive or costly divisions. Knowing your church’s and denomination’s by-laws and hosting frank conversations with your staff will help you prepare for some of the many challenges that are likely to come up. This week controversial pastor Mark Driscoll announced that he will launch a new church in Phoenix, AZ. While Driscoll’s fans applaud this move and his critics ask whether he has fully reconciled with the leaders of his former church who shared reports of widespread bullying in a toxic church culture. We can all agree that we want Driscoll to have a healthy, productive ministry, so the question is whether he has healed and reconciled to the point that he can accomplish that. What structures and relationships does your church have in place in order to ensure that leaders can serve from a healthy, encouraging place? Aside from individual concerns of division, several denominations and congregations are facing division over theological concerns. Some have chosen to split as amicably as possible, while others are seeking a potential third way to keep diverse perspectives united around a common cause. Where are your denomination’s or congregation’s boundaries for biblical faithfulness? What will you do if your denomination’s or congregation’s leadership deviates from these boundaries? Getting on the same page as your leadership team, reviewing your by-laws, and reviewing potential options for moving forward are all ways that church leaders can proactively prepare for the challenges that are certain to come. Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!

logo_ministry_c Save Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.