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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Five tools for ministry success

Bill Wilson

Wise ministers and their churches are constantly looking for ways to be more like the people God has called us to be.

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Parish priest in post-Christian America

Bill Wilson

Every minister must navigate the polarity between ministry within the congregation and in the surrounding community.

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Flying blind

Bill Wilson

When we lose touch with reality, when we ignore our “instrument readings” and fly our life by feelings, we frequently fly our lives into the ground.

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Faith and health are inseparable

Bill Wilson

Faith and health are intertwined in ways that neither the academy nor the congregation fully appreciates.

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You can't please everyone

Bill Wilson

It's impossible to please everyone when selecting music in the church, but pastors and music ministers must remember to be Christ-like when discussing and making those decisions.

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The shredding machine

Bill Wilson

Effective church planning begins with spiritual discernment, not good ideas.

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Third-pig thinking

Bill Wilson

It is easy for the 21st century church to fixate on our vulnerability.

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Change happens

Bill Wilson

Gloom-and-doom scenarios for the church usually overlook a vital truth: things can change.

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The oxbow church

Bill Wilson

Churches that resist change risk being cut off from the main stream of culture.

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