Building the Perfect Church: The Newberger Project / Seeing the Church Through (Blinding) Rose-Colored Glasses
Introduction Last week, Rick Veil [February 25, 2005, 08:45 AM] provided an encouraging report about a recent retreat he had with his elders. This occasion of open communication and clarification came before hidden concerns were left to metastasize. Too often,...

Building the Perfect Church: The Newberger Project / The Relationship Between the Senior Pastor and other Elders
Editor’s Note [If you are new to this column, please read Ken’s foundational article from January 27, 2005, “The Four Issues All Churches Deal With.” This will help you understand the basis upon which this and the other articles in...

Building the Perfect Church: Selection, Terms, and Decision Making of Board Members
Editor’s Note [If you are new to this column, please read Ken’s foundational article from January 27, 2005, “The Four Issues All Churches Deal With.” This will help you understand the foundation upon which this and other subsequent articles are...

Building the Perfect Church: Tackling the Issues of Church Structure and Leadership
Last Week Last week, I outlined the four major categories by which any society, organization, or church can be analyzed. They are structure, culture, interpersonal relationships, and the individual. Beginning with this post, we turn our attention to church structure...

Building the Perfect Church: The Four Issues All Churches Deal With
Introduction Some time ago I was with a pastor friend of mine. As we were walking to his church office I jokingly remarked to him that the only churches where I always agreed with the pastor were the ones I...

The Newberger Project: Building the Perfect Church
Today, we start a new series with Church Conflict Resolution specialist Ken Newberger. We're entitling this new series: The Newberger Project: Building the Perfect Church. It's going to be an exciting adventure! Ken writes: We have a wonderful opportunity through...