4 Common Desires That Create Dysfunctional Leaders and Teachers

4 Common Desires That Create Dysfunctional Leaders and Teachers

I used to think that effective leaders and teachers in the church were trying their best, while dysfunctional leaders and teachers were just coasting by, not trying their best. However, my experience has taught me that 99% of all leaders and teachers, whether...
Community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Part 4 – Moving Forward in a Changing Social Landscape

Community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Part 4 – Moving Forward in a Changing Social Landscape

This is the final article in the series on community in the LDS Church. In the first article, I discussed how members in our wards and branches vary in how closely they are connected to their ward or branch communities, and that local ward leaders need to become more...
Community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Part 3 – Becoming an Intentional Community

Community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Part 3 – Becoming an Intentional Community

This is the third article in a four-part series on community within the Church. Read article 1 and article 2 here. In the first article in this series, I discussed how some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really enjoy going to church because...
Community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Part 2 – Flaws We Need to Recognize and Overcome

Community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Part 2 – Flaws We Need to Recognize and Overcome

This is the second article in a four-part series on community within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read part 1 In the first article in this series, I discussed how some members in the church really enjoy going to church because they receive value...
Community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Part 1 – The Foundation of Belonging

Community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Part 1 – The Foundation of Belonging

This is the first article in a four-part series on community within the LDS Church. During the Spring of 2017, I was working for Gallup, an engagement consulting firm. The project I was working on was an employee engagement project for a large university in Canada. We...

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