charisma, fairy dust and our addiction to kings

last week we hosted a small gathering of co-pastors from 5 different communities/4 different states. it was a lovely, simple time centered on sharing the ups and downs of shared leadership and pastoring these kinds of nutty churches.  i have a lot of respect for people who co-pastor because it is a very unpopular & rare model in a world that …

out of the mouths of co-pastors, final post

this is the final post in this series on co-pastoring, some thoughts from some friends who are doing the work in their own contexts.  to me, co-pastoring reflects different parts working together the way it’s supposed to be–one’s weakness is another’s strength.  it can come in all different shapes & forms, but the most important distinctive is leaders alongside each …

out of the mouths of co-pastors, part 1 of 2

one thing i am notorious for is starting projects and taking forever to finish them!  if i have a deadline, i do. but if i don’t (and when it’s your own blog you can do whatever you want to do), i’m toast.  finally, i’d like to finish the co-pastoring series i started last year.  you can review the other posts …

co-pastoring part 3: here’s what it looks like here

i am in the middle of a series on co-pastoring or shared leadership, just processing some thoughts out loud about it because I think it is far under-looked as a potential model for leadership in communities & organizations.  you can watch the first two video conversations here: co-pastoring – part 1 co-pastoring – part 2 as i mentioned before, the …