July 1, 2019

Faith Life: A Millennial Perspective


Most people can carry a casual conversation with a young adult. If that seems like a challenge in your congregation, check out the first part of this blog Relationships: A Millennial Perspective. How about discussing values and faith beliefs with that younger generation? It’s accurate to say “times have changed.” In many parts of the…

November 13, 2018

Relationships: A Millennial Perspective


In a gathering of congregational leaders, the word “millennial” enters the conversation. A wave of uneasiness settles in — judgment, honest confusion or distress. What is the future of our congregation with these young people? As a church-going millennial and congregational consultant, I observe these conversations through a few different lenses. Here’s what you should…

December 11, 2015

Your Local Community – Abundant Possibility


Increasingly, all kinds of congregations are actively externally focused. I’ve observed this since 2008. The change is remarkable. Really! The energy is so powerful. The conversations exciting. The possibilities abundant. At the Center for Congregations, we receive calls daily from congregational leaders and members inquiring about outreach.     “We want to start a partnership with…