Tag: patristics

  • Data is the new “Oil.​”

    This is a continuation from last week. IT has changed the world more so in the last five years that the previous twenty-five. We live in a world of an always-on, always-connected and that means the old communication models, the early church planting models, the church discipleship models are being disrupted daily. Congregations are expecting […]

  • Is your church subject to GDPR and you don’t know it?

    Many churches in the United States and dioceses are subject to the “General Data Protection Regulation” better known as GDPR if they meet specific criteria. The first question to ask is: “Does our congregation have members who are citizens or residents of any country in the European Union (EU)? The members can be short-timers, maybe they […]

  • Do you run out of fingers counting the number of unchurched or de-churched people you know?

    I am guessing you need to be an octopus with many tentacles to count the number of people you know probably.  Now, why is that? We must be open to INNOVATION and where it comes to play in our mission. For starters, stop thinking of innovation as something that is technology or something that only […]

  • Churches live in a world of continuous compromise

    “All organizations should now assume that they are in a state of continuous compromise.” — GartnerGroup 2016 “Error, indeed is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected.” – St. Irenaeus What does a statement like the two above mean to your church and the various diocese, […]

  • Churches, do you know the company your data is keeping?

    “You either know you have been hacked or you don’t know you have been hacked. In either case, you have been hacked.”

  • Overcoming the Impediments: “bayoneting the wounded in the processes.”

    As you may have surmised from my musings, they are about missional operational strategy, discipleship, technology and most importantly about change.  Change is about education. There is no change unless there is a learning process and we must remember if we do not learn, we do not change, and we will not grow as an organization […]

  • The art of reinventing your missional plan

    Just because you have a missional strategy and plan does not necessarily mean it will be sufficient to get you to where you will be in three years especially in light of the evolving and changing world of technology and privacy.  Look at your policies from three years ago primarily in technology. Did you have […]

  • Church Reimaged and Reinvented: Are you prepared?

    “Suppose there arise a dispute relative to some important question among us, should we not have recourse to the most ancient Churches with which the apostles held constant intercourse, and learn from them what is certain and clear regarding the present question? For how should it be if the apostles themselves had not left us […]

  • The Missional Church and the new world of technology are upon us…Are you prepared? June 5, 2018

    The Fourth and Fifth industrial revolutions of technology are reinventing your church staff, congregations and governing bodies and are TRANSFORMING THE JUDICATORY. The transformation is happening whether you like it or not. The always-connected congregation is expecting the technology that permeates the lives of your people is the same technology in their church. The Apostles […]