Oh, for grace for peaceful governance

Governance seems a giant yawn to most folks, but if you’re looking for fun or fury, governance is the thing. Nothing brings out organizational fireworks like discussions about who gets to decide what about almost anything. This includes among church bodies – from the smallest congregations to the biggest denominations. Power struggles within the Christian […]

Blessed is the congregation with up-to-date by-laws, for they shall enjoy peace.

It’s the rare church shopper who makes a choice based on governance structures. And I’ve yet to hear long-time members credit their church’s by-laws as a reason for staying. But worshipers, as well as pastoral staff, should care deeply about such things – all the more so when pursuing peace is identified as a core […]