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What We Read: A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix

Review of A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix   by Edwin H. Friedman  Review by Skyler Jay Keiter-Massefski  A Failure of Nerve is Edwin Friedman’s seminal work, diagnosing problems of imaginative gridlock and chronic anxiety in American leadership at every level and proposing a different course for leadership founded upon self-differentiation and a … Read more

What We Read: The Cross and the Lynching Tree

“Can the cross redeem the lynching tree? Can the lynching tree liberate the cross and make it real in American history (161)?” Through theological, historical, and literary analysis, these are the central questions that James Cone explores and attempts to answer throughout The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Beginning with the assertion that the lynching … Read more

What We Read: From Social Media to Social Ministry: A Guide to Digital Discipleship

Nona Jones, From Social Media to Social Ministry: A Guide to Digital Discipleship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020. 176 pages. What if there were a better way to ‘do church’ online? The COVID-19 pandemic and the various lockdowns associated with it spurred a massive shift towards online church. While social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook … Read more

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What We Read: Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

Tod Bolsinger, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2015. 269 pages. Canoeing the Mountains offers a better way to think about the problems of congregational decline and the changes that churches need to make to respond to a new world. Turning the Lewis and Clarke expedition into a parable, … Read more

What We Read: From Steeple to Street

by Stephen Milton Church congregations are shrinking, and closing every day, so how do we save church? The answer, according to Travis Collins, is to stop trying to save church. Collins is the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, and Director of Mission Advancement for Fresh Expressions U.S.. In From the Steeple to … Read more

Podcasting Basics for Churches

If you are looking to learn the basics of how to set-up a podcast for your church, this is a great place to start.

IMC Session: The Gift of Context

We are looking forward to our next training session for church leaders: “IMC: The Gift of Context.” If you would like to join our next cohort of ministry teams, contact us.

Currents: Connecting Bathurst

What happens when members of a church intentionally reach out to their neighbourhood? This video is a short profile of the efforts of Bathurst United Church to build such relationships. The “Currents” process built on the work of Alan Roxburgh, particularly as described in his book Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World: The New … Read more