Are Your Systems Causing Ministry Silos?

Are Your Systems Causing Ministry Silos?

by Tony Morgan Ministry silos happen when people and ministries share the same roof but do nearly everything in isolation. Outside of Sundays, they rarely combine their efforts. The children’s ministry, student ministry, women’s ministry, discipleship programs, local missions teams and other departments are each operating independently of the rest. This sometimes happens because the church’s systems do not encourage unity. Here’s a simple way to determine if you have healthy systems in place.... Read More
The Power—and Danger—of Silos

The Power—and Danger—of Silos

As a child, I spent many summers at my grandparents’ farm in the tiny town of Jonesboro, Texas. Waking up at dawn to the crow of roosters, playing with kittens and chasing chickens as grandma picked green beans, and eating my fill of fresh peaches and plums from the threes in the orchard was an adventure for a girl born and raised in the city. But my favorite thing was helping my grandpa take care of the Hereford cattle that roamed the pasture. We’d set out salt licks and give the... Read More