Churches and gardeners

Bill Wilson

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

Bill Wilson

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

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Navigating the Land of the Giants

Bill Wilson

Moving forward requires careful packing for the journey.

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Your congregational aroma

Bill Wilson

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

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What can we learn from America’s cities?

Bill Wilson

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

Bill Wilson

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

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Breaking the me-addiction

Bill Wilson

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

Bill Wilson

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

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Lessons from the rumble strips

Bill Wilson

Churches need alerts to recognize when their current path is leading them toward calamity.

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Small things make a difference

Bill Wilson

For all our fantasies that large-scale events make the lasting impressions in our ministry, the truth is something very different.

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Headwinds can help churches fly

Bill Wilson

When churches reframe the headwinds of conflict into an opportunity to produce lift, they’re better positioned to soar above confrontations.

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Making sense of change

Bill Wilson

Change is a gift from God, but too much too quickly can leave us bewildered.

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Reforming your church

Bill Wilson

Constant reformation is needed to keep the church viable.

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The conversation churches do not want to have

Bill Wilson

How many staff members a church needs and can afford is a conversation that no one wants to have, but good stewardship demands it.

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The perils of self-preservation

Bill Wilson

One of the glories of being created in the image of God is that we are invited to live at a higher level than instincts or feelings.

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