Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships are really important. Jesus said so when He answered the question ‘’Which of the commandments is the greatest:  “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Luke 10:27). So, for us, the […]

The Response of a Healthy Church

Part of being a healthy church is how we deal with people.  All people.  So, given this MOSAIC’s theme of mental health, we might as well ask the question “What is a God honoring healthy church’s response to folks dealing with mental health illnesses or concerns?” When I speak of a church response, I am […]

We Need to Buy Tickets!

Let’s start with an old joke.  A guy, let’s call him Bob, prayed every night for God to help him win the lottery. Yet, he never did win the lottery. He cried out, made all kinds of promises about what he would do with the money, and tried everything he could think of, but he […]

I Know What You Need … or Do I?

During these strange days, we have been hearing a lot about the church needing to reveal God’s love in real and tangible ways. This isn’t a new thing. God (and others) have been saying this for a very long time. When a need arises or a crisis happens, we are not only reminded of what […]

So…Church Planting…

What can of things can the Leadership Development/ Church Health guy write about church planting?  I guess it could be some of the same old stuff: We need church plants to replace churches that close, so pray for plants and planters. Healthy church plants need healthy established churches to help them – whether it be […]

It Can’t Just Be Talk

The other day someone was reminding me of the Discipleship material we have developed as a movement.  For those who didn’t know we had discipleship materials check out the website.  It’s all there.  They were commenting on how helpful the Pathway Diagram (the tree and the four mileposts) has been for them as they think […]

Self-Aware and Healthy

As I read and research church health and revitalization, I am struck by how often people suggest a church should hire an “outsider” to help them see clearly. Whether it is a mystery shopper or a fully paid consultant, the idea is that this “outsider” can help leaders get a fuller perspective of what is […]