I’ve been letting those within my networks know about areas of concentration that have been emerging in my work lately. They include: Coaching: Individuals and groups Spiritual leadership: What is it? Why every leader in the church needs to be a spiritual leader.How does one notice God in our midst? How does one lead by discernment and not personal agenda? How does one facilitate discerning conversations? Leading faithfully in a networked world: How has the internet and social media changed expectations in our relationships and in how we lead? How can we experiment with new ways of leading that are less hierarchical and more collaborative? (This is the topic of a book I’m working on.) Transitions: What are some things we need to consider in healthy...
Rev. Susan M. Lang, owner of RevWriter Resources, LLC., is a church consultant, coach, and author offering resources and leadership support for your congregation or ministry setting.
I see myself as a consultant and coach who doesn't come with predetermined answers or plans. Instead I walk alongside your congregation or judicatory to draw out the ministry possibilities that the Holy Spirit is birthing in your setting. Tell me what you'd like to accomplish in your leadership retreat or seminar and, as a writer and developer, I'll craft something to address your specific goals.
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I do a lot of supply preaching so it’s always interesting observing leadership habits in congregations. Of course most people probably don’t know I’m doing this, but I am, especially as one outside the system. One Sunday, just five minutes before worship, I sought out the worship assistant to touch bases and to be sure I knew who was doing what. A member saw me looking confused so he asked me if I needed anything. I told him that I was looking for the worship assistant. He directed me to a man who was in an agitated conversation with several others, hurriedly conducting council business prior to the service. When he saw me he said he’d make sure he was up front prior to communion...
As a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, I have to admit that I’m glued to my computer this week. I’m watching the live feed from our Churchwide Assembly being held in Pittsburgh, August 12th – 17th. The Assembly is voting on a number of important items, not the least of which is the election of both a Presiding Bishop and a Secretary. One of the things that impresses me, and gives me hope, about the way we conduct our church business is the fact that prayer precedes every single vote. All human action is halted and prayers are lifted asking for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Only then is a vote taken. It strikes me that this practice should occur in...
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Featured Article: Vocation - Multiplying the Church's Footprint in the World by D. Michael Bennethum
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Featured Article: Asking the "Right" Questions to Resolve Congregational Conflict by Eric Burtness
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