Resiliency

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We are kicking off another semester at Gateway this week. Since most of our students live in California (even in an online or video-classroom world), maintaining academic programs and organizational operations is challenging. Our COVID infection and death rates in Southern California are still...

Catch Your Breath

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A pastor recently summed up his experience in 2020 with the lament, “Man, I just need a win.” He lives in a place the pandemic has ravaged and where governmental restrictions have been severe. Online church has taxed the limits of his, and his church’s, relational reserves. They have not met in...

Embracing Change

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A worn out adage says, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  That saying must have been coined by a frustrated leader trying to get a fossilized organization to adopt new methods.  But today, many previously set-in-their-ways churches are learning all kinds of new methods—motivated by their...

Diagnostic Questions

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Churches and ministry organizations have been significantly impacted by the global pandemic. For some, their primary response is longing for things to “get back to normal.” News flash! That’s not happening. You are never going back to former operational practices, to the old normal. You are...

Baptism Fixes Everything

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Our church, like yours, has been impacted by the pandemic. We suspended in-person worship for several months and recently resumed with outdoors services. While that’s not a plan that will work in some climates, in Southern California we will be able to meet this way through the winter—or until...

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