Why Watching the Dog Doesn’t Work

Why Watching the Dog Doesn’t Work

by Peggy Hahn, LEAD Executive Director When Dewayne and I got married, I discovered that his dog was a remarkable predictor of his behavior. I was new to this household and the lab offered me a guide to navigating what felt like a foreign culture to me. His behavior...
Change is not a Four-Letter Word, it is at the Core of our Faith

Change is not a Four-Letter Word, it is at the Core of our Faith

by Peggy Hahn, LEAD Executive Director “I’m sick of hearing about change” is a common refrain I hear these days. When I dig a little deeper, it feels like there are three perspectives on change in congregations: Just do it. Stop talking about it. What are we waiting...
Leverage

Leverage

By Peggy Hahn The tipping point is never one action. That is a myth. It is a result of persistence, the gradual effort that feels thankless at the time but ultimately adds up. One conversation at a time, one sermon each week, one leadership retreat each year, these...
What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

By Brad Otto  Jesus says, “Fear not.” In this 5½ minute video, Brad Otto, senior pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church, talks about fear and making change. “Fear is vision without hope.” Pastor Brad serves as Senior Pastor of Messiah Lutheran...