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The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Assignments

Making assignments clear among the pastors goes a long way in healthy, effective elder teams.

A Tribute to Sen. John McCain

McCain was an independent thinker who rose above much of the foolishness in national politics.

People to Know: Rev. C.J. Rhodes, Jr.

About 100 years ago, one of the best compliments you could receive from an African-American leader from another African-American leader was that you were a “Race man.”

People to Know: Dr. Curtis Woods

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

Who’s Keeping Watch Over Your Soul?

Do you have anyone checking on your spiritual state? If the answer is no, thank God there’s still time to change that.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Accountability

Unaccountable elders and teams are a danger to themselves, their families and the sheep in their care.

People to Know: Lloyd and Jan Chinn

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Atmosphere

The best elder boards maintain an atmosphere of joy, equality, prayer and friendship.

Hitting Reset on Conversations about “Race,” Racism and the Church

A series of posts defining and detailing important concepts like “race,” “racialized,” “white privilege,” and the problem with “color-blind” approaches to theology and society.

People to Know: Pastor Jon Kelly

Bringing a basic introduction of leaders, scholars and practitioners to The Front Porch family.

Joyfully Spreading the Word (Book Review)

Encouraging God’s people, especially women, to prepare more diligently and be more intentional in proclaiming the Gospel.

The Five A’s of Building Healthy Elder Boards: Ability

For our leadership groups to be healthy, we need our leaders to display certain abilities for the role. Here are four.

C’mon Up!