Addressing Age Gaps: Outreach and Ministry

Addressing Age Gaps: Outreach and Ministry

Participating Project Thrive congregations are moving towards their Future Conversations and will soon create their Initiative Proposals in the fall. The concern of age gaps between congregations and surrounding communities was heard in multiple Present Conversations...
Relationships & Sustainability Matter

Relationships & Sustainability Matter

Thank you for following along with us as we read Navigating the Future together. We invite you to grab your copy of the book, a journal to write your reflections, and engage with our content as we learn from Dr. Jones what it means to utilize traditioned innovation to...
Let’s Imagine a Future

Let’s Imagine a Future

We invite you to grab your copy of the book, a journal to write your reflections, and engage with our content as we learn from Dr. Jones what it means to utilize traditioned innovation to thrive in our communities and institutions. * Chapter 4: Imagining Dr. Jones...
Our Purpose | Responding to Change

Our Purpose | Responding to Change

In June 2021, participating pastors received Navigating the Future by Dr. Gregory Jones & Andrew Hogue. We invite you to grab your book, a journal to write your reflections, and to engage with our content as we learn from Dr. Jones what it means to utilize...
5 Questions: Traditioned Innovation

5 Questions: Traditioned Innovation

In June 2021, participating pastors received Navigating the Future by Dr. Gregory Jones & Andrew Hogue. We invite you to grab your copy of the book, a journal to write your reflections, and engage with our content as we learn from Dr. Jones what it means to...
Revisiting: Canoeing the Mountains

Revisiting: Canoeing the Mountains

We provided Canoeing the Mountains by Todd Bolsinger to participating pastors of Project Thrive in the summer of 2020. Pastors, our team recognizes that in the midst of crisis, stress, or ongoing change, it is typical to quickly forget new information. As part of our...

Likeability in Leadership

What does it take to be a leader who is well-liked?  Just as any of us can learn and develop certain leadership skills, we can also build into our lives certain qualities and characteristics that will make us more relatable, perhaps more inclusive, more empathetic,...

Curiosity as a Starting Point

It’s time to look outside the window. Project Thrive is asking Leadership Teams, to enter a season of study and investigation of their church community – the geographical area that surrounds the church building. Where to even start can be tricky! The best way to...

Vulnerability is a “Must Have”

In the most normal of times, it takes great effort to establish and/or maintain a culture of trust. It is certainly true as we move through and come out on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis. And no doubt pastors feel the weight of it.   Pastor leaders hold the...

Let’s Be Honest About Spiritual Discernment

For many years, I have been a fierce proponent of churches using Spiritual Discernment as they navigate their future. I have worked in hundreds of settings, across multiple denominations (and no denominations), in city/urban/suburban/rural locations, and across all...