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...

How is Your Community Changing?

Have you ever tried to define your community? How would you describe it? What are all the parts of people and things and businesses that make up your community? As leaders of your own community, you have likely witnessed changes caused by natural disasters, social...

What You Have Makes All the Difference

All four Gospels relate the story of the Feeding of the 5000.  In these stories, when faced with the overwhelming need of feeding a large group of people, Jesus told the disciples to “go look” and discover what resources they had.  He did not want to know what they...

Our Work Together: Community, Mission, and Practice

  We believe churches have the capacity to thrive. The remarkable resiliency of churches creates opportunities for innovation and creativity while truthfully proclaiming the gospel. A focus on changing attendance patterns, leadership failures, cultural shifts,...

Welcome

The Project Thrive Team is excited to have you visit here. On our website you can find information about the Thriving Congregations initiative, members on our team, and the churches who are participating with us. Feel free to jump over to our Contact Us page if...