The Lost Art of Napping

I just woke up! I am at the end of some much needed holiday time and have awakened refreshed after a long, deep, exquisite afternoon nap! I do not nap because I do not have enough to do. Heaven knows that most days I cannot even remember everything that presses its way on to my […]

8 Characteristics of Successful Church Revitalizations

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April 8, 2015

I have the privilege of working with several churches that wish to see their churches revitalized. This article captures in a concise way the moves that are most likely to bring life back to struggling or plateauing congregations. I appreciate the simplicity of the points brought forward. It is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the steps that churches/organizations need to take, but these are a great starting point!

If you are interested in finding our more about my work in church revitalization consulting fire me a note at robparkman [at] live [dot] ca!

Get REFUEL Today- Paperback or Any eBook Platform!

Well, it has been a few years in the works but ‘REFUEL: Strengthen Your Soul, Energize Your Mission’ is now available in paperback and on all eBook platforms! My first shipment of books arrived today- what a deep sense of satisfaction that a milestone has been reached in my life. More so, however, I am excited about […]

Online preview of REFUEL now available!

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June 27, 2015

I am excited to announce that the online preview of my new book ‘REFUEL: Strengthen Your Soul, Energize Your Mission’ is now available. I would like to thank all of my friends that helped and supported me in this project! The book is available on all eReader platforms and will be available within days in print. Thanks for checking out REFUEL!

Rob

Momentum Is Built In the MOMENTS

When you look at people’s highlight reels you can be quite impressed. We need to remember, though, that their highlight reel was built by making momentum building decisions in the mundane moments of their everyday lives. Two years after making a decision to build a self-supporting ministry focused on our greatest passions and strengths I like our […]

Why YOU Should Cut Cable & Start Dating (guest post by Monica Switzer)

What do having cable TV and dating have in common? Well for some maybe nothing. But here is what I am extremely concerned about: I hear so many married couples with kids tell me that they can’t afford, or find the time to go on dates. In fact, we have been looked at by some […]

Further criticism relates to the failure of some boards to follow their own policies. Following policies that guide the board in its own governance process, and its relationship with the CEO, is an act of self-discipline by which the board imposes checks and balances on its own power. These self-limiting policies protect staff from board actions that might get in the way of successful organizational performance. They also protect the CEO, and the board itself, from possible actions of individual board members. A board may give a false sense that it is acting in the best interests of the organization while ignoring its own policies, and therefore promotes a “veil” of legitimacy behind which it acts in capricious ways. Such a board distracts itself from the real job boards should be doing. Ultimately, whether a board remains true to its own policies is a matter for the board itself to determine. Carver notes this concern when he acknowledges that Policy Governance will not make “a bad board good”.

 

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Take Care of Yourself

“Take care of yourself” is a common way that we say good-bye to a friend. While it may be said without much thought or with deep emotion, think for a few moments about how important it really is to take care of yourself… If you are not taking care of your inner dialogue, you will not […]

Can’t Sleep? (guest post with Ron Mainse of 100 Huntley St.)

Been There Done That I was reading through some of the prayer needs that came to us in the mail, and one man shared about his battle with insomnia-a very common issue for so many. In fact, Statistics Canada indicates an estimated 3.3 million Canadians aged 15 or older, or about one in every seven, […]