Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson is director of The Center for Healthy Churches in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Life by the clock or life by the compass?

Do you actually believe you can build the kingdom, and do it by the end of the month?

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The worst of times … really?

Despite the handwringing, there are plenty of encouraging signs for church life in the 21st century.

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The tears we need to shed

Many conflicts in congregations are at least partially due to our loss of wonder at God’s grace and love.

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Martyrdom is for real martyrs

There is nearly always someone who has it worse than we do.

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Building a high trust leadership culture

Staff issues nearly always figure in the mix in a church conflict.

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The rearview mirror

Only when past negative experiences fade in size can new life begin.

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The fire below

A blaze is smoldering beneath the platform of congregational life in the 21st century.

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Conflict as blessing

Don’t waste the opportunity to learn — and grow — through a crisis.

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Why your minister should be like your physical therapist

It may be safer to give spiritual back-rubs from the pulpit but that’s not what a church needs.

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The gardener, the garden and plants

What happens in the hidden hearts of leaders and participants determines a church’s viability and sustainability.

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