Susanna Wesley UMC has a long history of caring for children and families. For years we have offered before and after school care for students at Indian Hills Elementary School, located right next door to our building. This year, the Auburn-Washburn school district is opening a hybrid model for in-person learning, which means placing students […]
Yesterday was Day 3 of the BOM Mid Quad Training Event in Denver. In the morning we heard from two different panels with Val Hastings, Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy as Moderator. Panel 1: Developing Effective Leaders Fred Allen, National Director, Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century Ted Campbell, Associate Professor of Church History, Perkins […]
“Falling with Style” Still a Goal – I hope to be able to fall with style as well. My District Superintendent is blogging a return trip to Vietnam after 40 years away at The Year of the Metal Dog. Why Innovation Thrives at the Mayo Clinic could be replicated in churches. Brilliant work at Internet […]
Yesterday was the first day of the Ideation Experience (http://ideationexperience.leadnet.org). We heard from John Handy, who was formerly a leader at the development division at Mattel toys. Each of the 60 some people here had the chance to give an elevator pitch of our idea and receive some feedback in small groups. This evening we […]
Why you shouldn’t copy us or anyone else applies to churches as well. Apple’s design process might have some good things to teach about worship design. Hilarity at this blog post – BabyNamer.com Good insights at Top Ten Differences – Small town to megachurch Adam Hamilton asks the provocative question, In 44 Years U.S. UMC […]
I heard one of the best articulations of the nature and structure of the church that I have heard in a long time in this clip from BMW. Keys to this design and to renewal within the church – Flexibility Innovation Experimentation What do you think? Thanks to Signals v. Noise for the link.
Congratulations are due to Kevin Watson at I’m a Daddy! Unchurched prefer cathedrals to contemporary church designs – What does your church building look like? Joseph brings the reality of homeless to life at Thursday Night in Chinatown. I was a big fan back in the day and will likely see The X-Files: I Want […]
Google’s Innovative Edge from Dave Ferguson is a summary of principles that would do well in the local church. The Devil Never Takes a Day Off a convicting post on balance from Joseph Memory and storytelling – the importance of community from Ben Simpson. Great thoughts on being prepared from Craig Groeschel at Ministry with […]