Leadership For Renewal

“Can I interview you about leadership?” I was once asked this question by a college student assigned to interview leaders. I was encouraged that she thought of a pastor as a leader. Not everyone in our …

How Culture Impacts Church Structure

At the Center for Church Renewal, we often say, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The general idea is this: You might have all the right strategies and plans, but if you don’t have the culture …

Can You Stay The Course?

I am in the routine of doing some “core” exercises each morning before my devotional time. I begin with planking for 2 minutes (I watch the YouVersion devotional video as I plank to occupy my …

Thankful For the Fleas

Corrie ten Boom writes of her sister thanking God for the fleas in their barracks at Ravensbruck concentration camp. Corrie could not understand why they should thank God for the horrible fleas. But she followed …