The Systems Iceberg (part 2) – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 10: Episode 2

This is the second video in a 5-part series on Systems Thinking. In today’s video, John Messer gives a detailed explanation of how the Systems Iceberg (based on Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline) illustrates the tendency churches (and all systems) have to focus on events. This results in us reacting and attempting to fix symptoms, rather than working below the surface …

Linear Thinking vs. Systems Thinking (Part 1) – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 10: Episode 1

This is the first video in a 5-part series on Systems Thinking. Today’s video delves into the contrast between linear thinking, which is pervasive yet problematic, and systems thinking, which is rare but consistently and deeply effective. This series comes courtesy of John Messer, who recently completed a doctorate degree in Systems Theory with a specific emphasis on application to …

Church Next Conference (June 10 & 11)

Today’s church must navigate life and ministry in a rapidly changing world. Luminex is delighted to join with other area ministries to host a game-changing Church Next Conference, centered around being a church in a rapidly changing world!  This conference is in partnership with 5 other CRC and RCA ministries. WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, June 10 and 11, 2020 WHERE: …

The Drama Triangle – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 9: Episode 15

When conflict is present in interpersonal relationships, is it possible to move from anxiety to empowerment? Yes! On today’s Whiteboard video, Tanner Smith contrasts the “Drama Triangle” with the “Empowerment Triangle.” One triangle leads to anxiety, the other to empowerment. Watch the video to learn more!

Five Functions of an Executive Pastor – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 9: Episode 14

The executive pastor role is considered vital for medium to large size churches. Yet the core functionality of executive pastors is often misunderstood or overlooked. With an assist from xpastor.org, and taking into account over 12 years of serving as an executive pastor with three different churches, Mike Gafa explains how executive pastors perform five essential functions. Watch the video …