Perspectives for Congregational Leaders

The Congregational Consulting Group, organized in 2014 by former consultants of the Alban Institute, is a network of independent consultants. We publish weekly thoughts on topics of interest to leaders of congregations and other purpose-driven organizations.

—Dan Hotchkiss, editor

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What Cures Polarization?

This article is one of a five-part series on Polarization: What Causes Polarization by David Brubaker How to Lead While Polarized by Sarai Rice Four Guiding Principles for Managing a Polarized Congregation by Susan Beaumont When Polarization Becomes a Tug-of-War by Lawrence Peers What Cures Polarization by David Brubaker Over the last month we have […]

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Is Our Staff a Team?

Almost every congregational staff calls itself a team. But are they really teams? In many, perhaps most cases, staffs have hierarchical leadership with staff members working in “silos.” When this is the case, they are not teams. What are some key characteristics that reveal whether or not a staff is a team?

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