Leadership: Expanding Vision for Changing Times
IN FOCUS: Forming God’s People
Seminary professor Mark Lau Branson says that leadership needs to be interpretive, relational, and implemental
Moving Forward by Looking Back
Pastor Fred Oaks and Alban Institute consultant Alice Mann tell the story of an Indianapolis congregation whose vision for the future emerged from its unique history
Where Does Vision Come From?
Alban consultant Alice Mann describes “making meaning” in a congregational context
The Myth of Competence
Seminary professor Israel Galindo describes the myth that often fells the clergy, along with practical suggestions for moving beyond it
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
Pastor and therapist Stephen Ott explains emotional intelligence and its importance to visionary leadership
A Leadership Report Update
Alban Institute president James P. Wind, along with Patti Simmons of the Texas Methodist Foundation and Claire Schenot Burkat of the ELCA, responds to Alban’s 2001 Leadership Report
Dysfunction, Unfaithfulness, or Human Frailty?
Pastor Karen Minnich-Sadler offers a different way of seeing “difficult” people
Stewardship Is More Than Money—It’s Your Life!
Authors Richard Armstrong and Phil Olson make the case for holistic stewardship
THE LEADING EDGE
Alban Institute president James P. Wind considers a leverage point for congregational change
Alban Institute field consultant Jerry Garfield says we need to think of volunteers as “stewards in covenant”
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