Mentoring the Leaders of Your Church

First Published in The Trinitas Journal – November 2018 by The Praxis Center for Church Development (www.praxiscenter.org) November 27, 2018 The mentoring of elders and other leaders in a local church can be a game-changer. One of the most common health issues I see when working with churches is a leadership team that functions more as a[…]

Powerbrokers and Manipulation – Part 1

By John Kimball, D.Min. Powerbrokers are interesting people. Sometimes I wonder if their tactics are learned or if they just have an innate ability to wield control. In my last few posts, I talked about how powerbrokers in the church use intimidation to advance their agenda. Today’s post looks at the other side of that[…]

Powerbrokers Use Intimidation – Part 1

By John Kimball, D.Min. Let’s face it, powerbrokers are bullies. They are the congregational equivalent of that kid on the playground who loved intimidating the smaller kids. Their need for control may be a personality flaw, driven by fear, a mental health issue or maybe even the result of a past wound. But regardless of[…]

The Value of Natural Church Development (NCD)

By John Kimball, CCCC Director of Church Development Christian Schwarz’ Natural Church Development (NCD) process is a gift to the Church. Designed to measure and improve eight Quality Characteristics common to churches across denominational, geographic and cultural lines, NCD implements an assessment tool that surveys the active membership of a congregation to understand the health[…]