Churches and synagogues are still potentially places where richer and poorer people meet as equals. By handling these meetings well, we can help create support for public policies and private actions that promote equality.
Declining but delightful churches help us see a “third way” to be a small-but-healthy church that isn’t growing at a megachurch scale or declining rapidly
Congregations are a vital location for meaning making, belonging, and values transmission.
How do we coax order out of chaos without squelching innovation?
One of the quickest ways to transform a lethargic organization into a vibrant one is to build strong teams.
Sarai Rice points out that sometimes when we’re not sure what to do next, the best answer is to do nothing, sit still, and notice.
Among nonprofits, congregations are among the most cautious and least willing to accept risk in order to fulfill their mission. We’re not alone—many sleepy charities, government agencies, and old-line businesses also avoid risk—but where risk is concerned, many congregations fall into the slow group.