Leadership: The relationship between church and business

If I ran a business the way you run the church, it would be bankrupt Raise your hand if you’re a pastor or church leader and you’ve ever heard that complaint!  I see that hand…and that one…and that one… This is a common sentiment that gets expressed when poor leadership practices are clearly hurting theContinue reading “Leadership: The relationship between church and business”

Avoiding the idol of unity…

I hear the world UNITY a lot in Mennonite Church USA these days. I suspect it is because the possibility of division rooted in disagreements looms large. In order to hedge against that reality, there are many calls to unity. It’s not that I don’t believe unity is God’s plan and purpose. I believe itContinue reading “Avoiding the idol of unity…”

MC USA: What’s at Stake for You in This?

What’s at stake for you in this? The first time someone asked me that question, I did the avoidance two-step. I didn’t know how to answer the question. I had never been asked that question before. I wasn’t sure I even understood the question. The more I thought about it – and the clearer the questionContinue reading “MC USA: What’s at Stake for You in This?”