I was over at the website of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, seeing if there was more news about their forthcoming hymnal. It is an organization with a tidy little site, and they put church growth up as a priority on it. Lots of easy to download resources. Worth a look in any case.
Happened by their online forum and discovered a discussion prompted by a paper given at the Wisconsin Congregational Association by a colleague, the Rev. Sam Schaal, who is currently serving in a Congregational church in Wauwatosa.
I haven’t read the paper yet (which can by downloaded at the WCA site) but the discussion is pushing some buttons and raising issues around congregational polity. (Which I’m growing less and less enamored with.)
Still, one rarely sees these things played out in public, so go take a look.