Five Post-COVID19 Personalities in Your Congregation

It varies from State to State, but many local churches are now either returning to a modified version of gathered worship or will soon. I have talked to pastors all over the country and to say that there is apprehension in the midst of their excitement would be an understatement. Some are really positive about[…]

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 Use Intimidation – Part 2

By John Kimball, D.Min. In my last post I talked about why people seem so quick to surrender to a congregational powerbroker.  You can read that post here. In this second installment, I want to talk about how a church member can directly address the intimidation tactics of a powerbroker. Intimidation is fear. Intimidators utilize[…]

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[…]