Noticing What’s Going On in Your Church

Leadership for churches has movements – like a liturgy or a dance. Each movement has its own timing and contribution to the whole.

The first step is a re-viewing of what has been and what is.

Using an evidence based process through a tested assessment offered to all constituents in the congregation, leaders can begin re-viewing,

Movement One: There is a spiritual discipline in seeing again, re-viewing with fresh eyes. Sometimes we avoid rather than approach what is already happening. “Re-viewing” is a leadership craft of just noticing what is going on—just as it is—unaltered by our good intentions or wise interventions. We let the situation display itself to us again. We can even try to see it as much as we can from multiple perspectives beyond just our own. If you “re-view” with fresh eyes, what do you notice? (~Larry Peters, CCG)

Mustard Seed offers church leaders tools and interpretation to begin an effective and invaluable re-viewing process for the sake of a stronger and vital mission for your church. Contact us today!6E5F0ACA-3F6A-402B-901F-05975496A09B.jpeg

Author: mustardseedonline10

Kurt Jacobson is a trained interpretive consultant of Holy Cow! assessments serving churches across WI and beyond. An ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he served Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire for 28 years. In 2016 he formed Mustard Seed Consulting. Jacobson holds a BA in Business/Hospital Administra on and Organiza onal Communication from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and a Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He holds a certificate in Intentional Interim Ministry from the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors. He is the author of “Welcoming Grace: Words of Love for All.” In addition, the book “The State of the ELCA” by Russell Crabtree, founder of Holy Cow! includes a chapter detailing the work Kurt did in making Trinity a transformational congregation. He lives near Cumberland, WI.

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