Trust the Process, Work the Program

Trust the Process, Work the Program

Let’s talk about group dynamics.If you’re a typical reader here, you’ve seen the backlash when a small team springs an initiative on a larger group without careful rollout. The team has done its homework and is sure of the plan’s wisdom. But the larger group resists....
What is Your Pastor Up To?

What is Your Pastor Up To?

Healthy Pastors, Healthy Churches I’ve been thinking recently how important it is for church leaders to stay alive to God. When we stop growing, we have little to offer others.There is a saying in church circles, “healthy pastors, healthy churches.” Presbyterians...
A Time to Mourn

A Time to Mourn

Now when Job’s three friends heard of all these troubles that had come upon him, each of them set out from his home…They sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great (Job...
Come Serve with Us!

Come Serve with Us!

The wider church is a beautiful place to serve. At the presbytery level you’ll find servant leaders who are passionate about God’s mission, and realize that, for Presbyterians, we depend on each other to grow God’s Church.  Although it is a little tongue-in-cheek to...
Now What?!

Now What?!

Father Greg Boyle’s presentation reminded me of my winding path away from affluent suburbia. It made me wonder about renewed ways to seek my spiritual growth. And it made me wonder how God is calling the Presbytery beyond itself once again. First Few Steps Tony...