Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson is director of The Center for Healthy Churches in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a member of the Baptist News Global transition board of directors.

Why your minister should be like your physical therapist

It may be safer to give spiritual back-rubs from the pulpit but that’s not what a church needs.

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The gardener, the garden and plants

What happens in the hidden hearts of leaders and participants determines a church’s viability and sustainability.

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Churches and gardeners

The gardener cares for the garden out of love and respect for what it is and can become.

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Gardening: A metaphor for churches

From beginning to end the Bible speaks of gardens, gardeners and growing things.

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Navigating the Land of the Giants

Moving forward requires careful packing for the journey.

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Your congregational aroma

A reality check to see if your congregation’s culture stinks.

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What can we learn from America’s cities?

Many of the country’s urban centers are struggling but others have found ways to revitalize. That may offer models for congregations.

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Modeling change for churches

Like churches, universities are shifting to engage contemporary culture. Their approaches can be models for congregations.

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Breaking the me-addiction

All of us crave a church that will cater to us. That self-addiction is at the heart of everyone.

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The case of the declining congregation

Overreaction to what appears to be decline in a church almost always leads to more damaging scenarios.

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