Getting the Help You Deserve

by Tim Shapiro. Center for Congregations, 2015. Accessed April 14, 2017.

What is the most difficult problem your congrega­tion faces? This problem is probably difficult to talk about. Or, paradoxically, maybe it is too easy to talk about, and nothing has been done. Perhaps your challenge is lingering. It is likely that skilled leaders in your congregation have tried to fix the problem, but the fix hasn’t worked. In congregations, as in life, there are some problems that just don’t go away.