Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

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

Churches and gardeners

The gardener cares for the garden out of love and respect for what it is and can become.

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Gardening: A metaphor for churches

From beginning to end the Bible speaks of gardens, gardeners and growing things.

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Navigating the Land of the Giants

Moving forward requires careful packing for the journey.

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Your congregational aroma

A reality check to see if your congregation’s culture stinks.

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What can we learn from America’s cities?

Many of the country’s urban centers are struggling but others have found ways to revitalize. That may offer models for congregations.

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Modeling change for churches

Like churches, universities are shifting to engage contemporary culture. Their approaches can be models for congregations.

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Breaking the me-addiction

All of us crave a church that will cater to us. That self-addiction is at the heart of everyone.

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The case of the declining congregation

Overreaction to what appears to be decline in a church almost always leads to more damaging scenarios.

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Lessons from the rumble strips

Churches need alerts to recognize when their current path is leading them toward calamity.

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Small things make a difference

For all our fantasies that large-scale events make the lasting impressions in our ministry, the truth is something very different.

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