Pastor of Innovation

When I was a seminary student, it was understood that the vast majority of students would go on to pastoral ministry in a parish setting.  Most of these individuals would spend all of their years in ministry as solo pastors serving smaller congregations.  In recent years, the expectations have shifted significantly.  Only about half of all recent seminary graduates enter parish ministry.  For those who do enter this form of ministry, increasing numbers serve in large, mega, and/or multi-site Read More …

Church Communication – from Print to Social Media

Dave Travis, Managing Director of Leadership Network, recently interviewed DJ Chuang, a web and social media coach, on the topic of how churches use social media: What are the biggest challenges for churches? [ and how do you help solve them] One of the biggest challenges for churches large and small is to get church communications to flow more rapidly. Social Media is practically instant, yet much of typical church communications is developed for a weekly event or produced over weeks and Read More …