Rather than pouring time and energy into what’s not working, be willing to stop, listen and try something different, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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What Now? is a free, online creative tool to help congregations make decisions in the age of COVID-19. It is offered by the nonprofit RootedGood.
Disruption can be a good thing when it leads to needed change. But it’s hard. Here are the five stages of a healthy pivot when the structures you’ve built no longer work, writes the co-founder of RootedGood.
In a new book, three colleagues share practices they developed and then lived into as they re-envisioned their work. The disciplines are useful to individuals discerning their purpose, to the mentors who walk beside them and to leaders of organizational change.
In a time when congregations and related institutions need to experiment to make the work more sustainable, we need to discern which innovations to nurture. The discernment process starts with a simple question: Why?
Many leaders want change, but only some are willing to take the heat, says the senior vice president of Purpose Built Communities. Ask them, 'Are you willing to stand up and be an advocate for disruptive change?'
Mainline Protestants can still have an exciting and life-giving future. Living into that future will require us to learn deeply Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen's lessons of disruptive innovation, say three United Methodist Church leaders.
Rather than lagging behind in the digital revolution, mainline Protestants should be leading the way, helping people embrace technology faithfully. Last in a series of articles on disruptive innnovation and what it means for the future of mainline Protestantism.
Mainline Protestantism has been slow to create new models of clergy leadership development that take into account the disruptive forces acting in congregations and the culture.
While mainline churches were looking the other way, marginalized youth ministries became laboratories of disruptive innovation. Fortunately, hand-wringing despair is not the only option.