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Front, back or middle? Three leadership stances

By Chris Gambill From what position should you lead? The front, middle, or back? Each of these leadership stances uses different skills, addresses different needs, and reflects different goals and assumptions. The Bible provides examples of all three approaches. Congregational leaders need to master all three and, more importantly, learn when to use which one. Leading […]

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This Thursday, August 24 —Clergy Breakfast with Chris Gambill

    The State of the Church and Characteristics of Growing Congregations Thursday, August 24 from 9-10 am Hubbard Learning Center of the Sticht Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center A light breakfast will be served. Please R.S.V.P. by emailing Karen Kimbrell At the request of clergy who visit patients at our hospitals, FaithHealth is […]

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The Elephant Antidote, the hard conversations in congregations

  How to talk about difficult issues in congregational life   By Chris Gambill Earlier this year, we published a piece about how most congregations probably have at least one “elephant”—a salient issue that no one dares to talk about—in their sanctuary. Elephants remain ensconced because a prevailing myth that “talking about it makes things […]

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Clergy Breakfast with Chris Gambill, August 24

    The State of the Church and Characteristics of Growing Congregations Thursday, August 24 from 9-10 am Hubbard Learning Center of the Sticht Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center A light breakfast will be served. Please R.S.V.P. by emailing Karen Kimbrell At the request of clergy who visit patients at our hospitals, FaithHealth is […]

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