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Recently Read: Doing and Discipling

Dan Dick, who is the Director of Connectional Ministries at the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church, shares some findings from his prior work as a researcher for the General Board of Discipleship on “clergy effectiveness.” Okay, so my seven measures of clergy effectiveness: How many laity are you training and equipping to preach […]

Commentary: Two paths to church renewal that just won’t mix

By Dan Dick, Special Contributor… A day of new beginnings often produces mixed results—hopefulness and skepticism, promise and problems, anticipation and anxiety. In the United Methodist Church we are poised—some say on the threshold of a new day, others say on the brink of utter annihilation (most feel we are somewhere in between, but are […]