Farming Church: Cultivating Adaptive Change In Congregations

We anticipate the publication of Mark Tidsworth’s next book in July 2017. In recent years Mark has worked to integrate the concepts and practices of Adaptive Change Theory into his work with congregations and training with clergy and church staff. This book...

Before Pursuing Strategic Ministry Planning Or Visioning

By Mark Tidsworth, Pinnacle Leadership Associates There was a time in church life when change was incremental and church paradigms were stable (20th century). Churches, like other organizations, engaged in strategic ministry planning, resulting in 5, 10, or even 15...

The Church: A Sacred Partnership

Exploring the Shift from Consumer Culture to Sacred Partnering By The Rev. Ginny Aebischer It is not uncommon for some people to think of Church as a business. In fact, many people have emphatically told me, “Pastor, you need to remember that the Church is a...

The Deception of Attraction: Why Mission Matters

Exploring the Shift from Attractional Church to Missional Church By The Rev. Eric Wolf I’m willing to bet that the phrase “Attractional Church” — if you know what that means, doesn’t bring to mind a Lutheran congregation right off the bat; and if I were making a bet,...

Bulletin Inserts for Bishop’s Day Leadership Event

You are invited to attend a workshop led by Dr. Mark Tidsworth based on his book, Shift: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church. The cost is $15.00 per person which will cover a barbecue dinner catered by Hudson’s. The time is from 3:30 to 8:00 pm at the...