Entries by philiphuan

Chapter 4: Are We Still Keeping People Out Of Church?

As a newcomer, John sat amongst the small group members listening to their Bible Study discussion. The conversation and friendly banter centered around the experiences they shared together in the past. While John was happy that the group had deep relationships, he felt a little left out as he could not identify with their shared, […]

Chapter 3: Are we too busy to care?

And can today’s busy Christian love others as Christ has loved us?   As a pastor for the last 2 years, Jeremiah has wanted to help his church grow, but he has sensed a deep tiredness within the members — constantly stretched with demands from their daily lives, families and work situations. People are regularly […]

Chapter 2: Does Your Church Have A Painful Past?

And can digging up the past help a church move forward?   Josephine can’t seem to get over her previous relationship where she was suddenly dumped. Even though she is currently dating, she fears being rejected again if she moves deeper into this relationship. Thus, she has decided to break off this current relationship. “It’s […]

Is Church Culture Resisting Your Leadership Efforts?

Hi pastors, board members and leaders – welcome to this blog! The reason for starting this writing project stems from my desire to see transformation in churches. In my ten years of consulting for churches, I’ve noticed that as churches seek to move forward, they often face common types of resistance that I would like […]

How can a church “change it’s spots”?

What is necessary for successful cultural change in church?   In my 10 years of engaging with and consulting for churches, I have seen mixed results in bringing positive change to church culture. On one hand, there are difficult-to-change cultures: Liturgical churches that have little relevance in connecting with youths and young adults. These communities […]

When the darkness sweeps in

“1 dead, 19 injured after crash” This is the sort of news that is becoming routine in our world today.  Here, a car barreled into non-violent protesters. We would link it to a terror attack, except this is not. It happened in the US of A – the land of the free and brave. Some […]

The Strength that Eludes the Leader…. (Part 2)

This article continues from “The Strength that Eludes the Leader (Part 1)” (Rev. Dr. Philip Huan) 3. GOD’S JOURNEY WITH YOU: CONTENTMENT & JOY-QUOTIENTS When I faced resistance from people in a consultancy project I was working on in a church, I felt stressed by the emotions involved. But as I prayed, I remembered that […]

The Strength that Eludes the Leader… (Part 1)

Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God… (1 Samuel 30:6, NKJV) I have always been intrigued by this passage. That phrase “strengthened himself in […]