This Faith & Leadership podcast asks a fresh set of questions about leadership and the future of the church. The Rev. Bill Lamar and the Rev. Laura Everett talk with people of faith inside and outside the church -- conversations that breathe life into leaders struggling in their own valley of dry bones.
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Southerners on New Ground (SONG) celebrated its campaign to bail out black women from the Durham, N.C., jail in August 2017. Photo courtesy of SONG
When she was asked to help bail women out of a local detention center, a minister was at first surprised. But, she writes, she shouldn’t have been.
A Canadian university president and author of a book on institutional leadership reflects in an interview on what it takes to guide a thriving organization.
Members of Church of the Pilgrims pray over a blanket for a former pastor, shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer. Photo courtesy of Ashley Goff
Beset by grief at the imminent death of a beloved former pastor, a minister and her congregation let liturgy lead them amid death and dying.
Listen to all the episodes and learn more about the hosts: the Rev. William H. “Bill” Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., and the Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.
In today’s world, we tend to choose friendships with like-minded people rather than investing in a broad community of “familiar but not intimate” relationships. That narrowing of casual relationships is killing our communities and driving us away from God’s work in the world, writes the managing director of grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
It’s not the renowned writer himself that’s the problem, writes a pastor who grew up in and serves rural communities. But his writing projects an idealized vision of rural life that ignores current realities.
The systems that will sustain congregations will need the mindsets of adventurers, investors and catalysts working together, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Christian institutions must recruit more widely, train in different disciplines and equip emerging leaders to thrive, writes the pastor of Manhattan Bible Church.