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.

The rearview mirror

Only when past negative experiences fade in size can new life begin.

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The fire below

A blaze is smoldering beneath the platform of congregational life in the 21st century.

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Conflict as blessing

Don’t waste the opportunity to learn — and grow — through a crisis.

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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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