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Archive for December 2008

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 4 of 7

December 29, 2008

A new heart We prayed. We talked to other Christian leaders. We made pilgrimages to churches that were creating empowered disciples. Most of them were emergent or missional churches, but others were mainline churches, like St. Thomas Church in Sheffield, England, an Anglican church with charismatic leanings. At St. Tom’s, we saw God move in […]

Becoming a Transformational Church

December 23, 2008

What does it mean to be a transformational church?  What are the key indicators?  How does it effect my leadership and how do I lead transformation? Click the link below to watch the video of my recent presentation at the Catalyst Conference in Chicago and discover the “Leadership Triangle.”  I hope it will encourage and […]

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 3 of 7

December 22, 2008

One in a million

Conflict Basics: part 3 of 3

December 19, 2008

Blue Zone Blue Zone behavior is focused on the organization’s values and mission. It is a way of moving out of the Red Zone by focusing on underlying issues (even when the underlying issues may be personal). But Blue Zone behavior is motivated by protecting the organization, rather than self. It begins when a person […]

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 2 of 7

December 15, 2008

Entertainment Evangelism

Something Interesting from the NY Times

December 15, 2008

In our work with churches all over our country we are hearing the same things: “Times are tight.” and, “The end of year offerings are going to be significantly down.” Times are indeed tough, but in tough times, the church has been known to thrive. Even the New York Times has taken notice.  Just a […]

Conflict Basics: part 2 of 3

December 15, 2008

Red Zone So let’s get several terms straight up front. The Red Zone is where the atmosphere is characterized by a lack of professionalism and emotional heat. We’re not talking about conflict that has no emotion. That’s absurd. But emotion is in the service of the intellect, because the primary source of the conflict is […]

Conflict Basics: part 1 of 3

December 11, 2008

Conflict is understood and discussed in many different ways. It is our belief that conflict is the basis of ministry, that anyone entering vocational ministry must understand that his/her calling will revolve around conflict. In saying that, we realize that the word conflict is loaded emotionally. Many people associate conflict with destructive images, of people […]

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 1 of 7

December 8, 2008

Could our church shift from performance to mission?

Monkey Trap

December 2, 2008

  The more we strive for what we want, the more we struggle.  This is a simple truth of the human experience.  I give you chinese handcuffs… As a worship leader for nearly 20 years, I have struggled to create, maintain, expand and express more meaningful worship experiences for the congregations I have served.  My […]