Some time ago I did a series of presentations for the Alban Institute on the book The Hidden Lives of Congregations. Participant Chris Van Wyk has written up a summary of the workshops on his Claripics website. He has done a fine job of summarizing the main points of the workshop. His review focuses on the concepts of congregational identity, the ministerial lifecycle, the myth of competence, and authentic leadership.
One always wonders what people “hear” at workshop presentations. Like the preaching event, one suspects that what people hear is different than what the speaker actually says. It’s always gratifying to find a person like Chris Van Wyk who is a good listener and a responsible interpreter.