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National Congregations Study Participation

Early this week, I received a letter informing me that Berryton UMC was a participant int he 3rd wave of the National Congregations Study (NCS) and that I was “one of a small number of religious leaders from across the U.S. chosen randomly to again represent [my] religious community in the 4th wave of the […]

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12 Key Leadership Traits of Effective United Methodist Pastors

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the BOM Mid Quad Training Event in Denver. Bishop Hagiya of The Pacific Northwest Conference who shared his dissertation research results around the question: “What traits, qualities, or characteristics, if any, do highly effective and successful United Methodist Church ministers exhibit specifically in regard to growth of their churches when compared to less effective […]

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Invitation to the National Prayer in Medicine Survey

Check it out at http://www.prayerinmedicine.com. I was alerted to this from the United Methodist Reporter Blog post – Healing Prayer.

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Speedlinking – October 22, 2010

Money. That’s what we want. is a quality reflection on a trip to the mall. What Happens When You Really Meet People’s Needs is a quality case study about working with employees, or volunteers for that matter. I learned from The secret of reliably great content: Blog like a crime reporter. The buddy system is […]

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The Seven Faith Tribes by George Barna

I was excited to read the latest book from George Barna – The Seven Faith Tribes: Who They Are, What They Believe, and Why They Matter. I deeply appreciate the work of The Barna Group. The research that they produce about life and faith is insightful and often quite applicable to the local church. However, […]