The best gift every leader can give their congregation

The best gift every leader can give their congregation

By Peggy Hahn In this season of increased giving, we encourage generosity of financial gifts that make a huge difference in the ways we will join in God’s mission – but that is not the point of this article. I am writing about gifts we can give that are true...
Forecasting

Forecasting

by Peggy Hahn We are all forecasters. When we think about changing jobs, getting married, buying a home, making an investment, launching a product, or retiring, we decide based on how we expect the future will unfold. These expectations are forecasts. Google and...
The top five ways leaders say they are growing

The top five ways leaders say they are growing

Christians lead out of the waters of our baptism. More to the point – it’s the Holy Spirit leading out of us. Leadership is influence and we believe that everyone has the capacity to influence others. EVERYONE. We all have the power to consciously or unconsciously...
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...