Using the Gradual Release Model to Develop Next Generation Leadership

One of the core values of any intergenerational church should be developing new leaders. While all generations are valued and important, perceived value must be shifted during the development of new talent and leadership. Often seasoned leadership must take a "back seat" to let emerging leaders develop the necessary skills and traits to be able… Continue reading Using the Gradual Release Model to Develop Next Generation Leadership

Thoughts on 2017 Lifeway Research Study on Why Young Adults Drop Out of Church

Today my mother-in-law sent me an article about why 18-22 year olds drop out of church from Lifeway Research. She knows I enjoy reading about what other researchers have found related to church worship, discipleship, and the like. The article she sent me led me to find the actual report, which includes the methodology, data,… Continue reading Thoughts on 2017 Lifeway Research Study on Why Young Adults Drop Out of Church

Until My Voice is Gone–Serving with Vocal Nodules

"You have a vocal nodule on your right vocal fold." This is the phrase I dreaded hearing from my ENT doctor in November of 2010. 4-6 weeks of complete vocal rest were ordered. After that, he wanted to re-check to see if I needed to see a surgeon at Emory for further steps. So many… Continue reading Until My Voice is Gone–Serving with Vocal Nodules