Is A Testable Idea Better than A Good Idea?

When I read this article from the Harvard Business Review, I found myself saying, “Yes!” The blog articulates, in business terms, that a good hypothesis is one that is testable. Companies that simply have a wealth of good ideas are, in the end, not very successful. Author Michael Schrage writes: Organizations that encouraged, talked up and…

Clergy Health and Wellness

How healthy is your pastor? According to the latest Annual Clergy Health Survey from the United Methodist Church’s General Board Pension and Health Benefits, UMC clergy have higher rates of several physical conditions when compared with the general U.S. population. While clergy’s overall health improved slightly in the last few years, the incidence of high cholesterol (51%),…

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Snow is falling…a new year has begun. This means that the UCC annual data collection process is underway! From January through April of each year, local churches, ministers, associations, conferences, and UCC-related groups and organizations participate in the updating and reporting of information for the production of the UCC Yearbook & Directory. While reporting annual…

Throwback Tuesday: Dividing and Merging

Over the last several weeks, we’ve sharing some of the most popular posts that were published in the 14 months of our existence. This final TBT (“Throwback Tuesday”) post was written by CARD blog contributor Dr. Marge Royle. Enjoy! Dividing and Merging