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The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020 – COVID-19, Racial Reconciliation, & Church Finances

Our world needs innovative, adaptive, faithful leaders! Thanks for being one of them.

It’s no surprise that COVID-19, racial reconciliation, and church finances captured the most attention on our blog in 2020.

We shared the “best practices” we heard you and your leadership peers getting right in the long road of the pandemic.

Read “11 Thing Church Leaders are Getting Right in COVID-19

Racial injustice and how to address racial reconciliation came front and center at the mid-point of 2020. Pastor Mark Teike shared the priority it’s been in his life and the wisdom he’s discovered.

Read “Mark Teike on Racial Reconciliation…a Conversation (and Invitation)”

Dr. Michael Newman looked backwards to the 1918 Flu Pandemic and glimpsed forward at the future of the church…all while encouraging you as a leader today.

Read “Mike Newman: The 1918 Flu Pandemic, Today’s COVID-19, and
the Future of the Church”

Proactively addressing church finances and encouraging congregational giving during the pandemic was a big interest. Todd Moritz on our team helped a large number of leaders feeling the burden of leading well through the storm.

Read “Stabilizing and Encouraging Your Donor Base”

Back in April we took a hopeful shot at coming out of the pandemic isolation with 5 things you’ll need to get right. “Surround yourself with wise counsel. Make decisions together.” The same counsel offered months later is still sound!

Read “5 Things You Have to Get Right Coming Out of COVID-19”

The realities of leading in a world that no longer values the Christian church (pandemic or no pandemic) present Christian leaders with 3 basic problems that are larger than we allow ourselves to think.

Read “3 Fundamental Problems Facing the Christian Church in the U.S.”

Here are 3 new opportunities! 

  1. Get a Closer Look–just a taste, for a nominal registration fee–at the Discipleship to Missional Community experience to positively shift the culture of your congregation toward the future on February 1 and 2. Contact Raechel to sign up.
  2. Discover how 1,000 Young Leaders prepares young millennials to become difference makers in the kingdom. Fill out this form to get more information.
  3. Complete this form to receive details on our Not So Young Leaders initiative as it becomes available.

Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken

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