TECHNOLOGY & Why the secret is accessibility, not control. #MinistryMattersMagazine @BobWhitesel #ORGANIXbook #GenZ

(article continues) Modern Miscue: Seek to control networks. The modern leader has lived most of life in a realm of “command and control.”  Command and control is necessary in crisis situations, such as warfare or firefighting.  For Baby Boomers born … Continue reading

ORGANIX & A Chapter-by-chapter Summary of the Abingdon Press Book

Executive Summary by Cheri Wellman (1/26/16) of “ORGANIX: Signs of Leadership in a Changing Church,” Abingdon Press. ORGANIX differentiates between two prevalent leadership styles, modern and millennial. The differences that exist between these two styles is significant because it impacts … Continue reading

MILLENNIALS & Though less religious than older Americans, they are just as spiritual #PewResearch #ORGANIXbook

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: A cultural predilection of older generations is to judge younger generations as less religiously interested. Yet if you look at the research, Millennials are just as spiritual as older Americans, though they are less attracted to … Continue reading

INCARNATIONAL vs. ATTRACTIONAL & What Is the Difference? #ORGANIXbook

by Bob Whitesel (excerpted from ORGANIX: Signs of Leadership in a Changing Church, Abingdon Press, 2011, pp. 121-137) I is for “Incarnation” Latin: in (into)- + carn- (flesh) + -ation (to become, to transform)[i] Incarnation describes how God sent his … Continue reading

MANAGEMENT & What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020 #ORGANIXbook #HarvardBusinessReview

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “Peter Drucker said that every hundred years or so society reinvents itself due to some new innovation. The shift to an electronic, information society is apparently what he foresaw. Read this article to understand important shifts … Continue reading

WOMEN LEADERS & Female leaders outscore male counterparts in most of the 7 metrics of effective leadership #ForbesMagazine #ORGANIXbook

“Female leaders around the world bested their male counterparts in five out of seven metrics of effective leadership. The research focused on seven key traits of effective leadership, with women in leadership pulling ahead in five of those areas. In … Continue reading

MILLENNIAL LEADERSHIP & What Boomers & Xers must do differently to lead millennials

by Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., Church Revitalizer Magazine, Feb./Mar. 2019. I find it refreshing to return full time to my passion of coaching churches on church health and revitalization, after two decades of teaching graduate school and seminary students. But … Continue reading

SYSTEM 3 of 7SYSTEMS.church: SUPERNATURAL & How to foster encounter in worship.

This is third (3rd) in a series of articles by Bob Whitesel, D.Min., Ph.D. (5/24/16) introducing the 7SYSTEMS.CHURCH and which first appeared in Church Revitalizer Magazine. The “7 systems” of a healthy church (www.7System.church) is based upon an analysis of 35,000 church combined with 25+ years of consulting … Continue reading

CHANGE & Why it won’t happen unless you understand the important difference between “mission” & “vision.”

by Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., excerpted from an address delivered to the Great Commission Research Network (GCRN), Asbury Theological Seminary, Oct. 19, 2017. “How Changing Generations … Change: Harnessing the Differences Between Generations and Their Approaches to Change.” Abstract This … Continue reading

MILLENNIALS & Barna research finds they view Christians as judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%) … and insensitive to others (70%). My “ORGANIC” ideas to address this!

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: I wrote a book titled “ORGANIX: Signs of leadership in a changing church (Abingdon Press) in which I showed what churches can do to serve the needs of the non-churchgoer in a way that will offset the … Continue reading

SOCIO-ECONOMICS & Research shows churches have grown weakest in communities that need them most: poor & working-class

Commentary by Professor B. In my books I advocate that growing and healthy churches will participate in the “3Rs of reconciliation” as put forth by John Perkins: R-1 Reconciliation both spiritual and physical, R-2 Relocation and as Robert Putnam points … Continue reading

BIBLE & 3 misbeliefs about God’s role as you lead #BiblicalLeadershipMagazine

How do you view God’s part as you live out of a leadership position? Here are three perils to modern leadership and the flaws within these misbeliefs. 1. God makes the work easier for the leader.  A viewpoint has risen … Continue reading

CHANGE & Harnessing the Differences Between Generations & Their Approaches to Change

by Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., an address delivered to the Great Commission Research Network (GCRN), Asbury Theological Seminary, Oct. 19, 2017. “How Changing Generations … Change: Harnessing the Differences Between Generations and Their Approaches to Change.” Abstract This article will … Continue reading