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The Heart of a Big Mouse

The Heart of a Big Mouse

Excerpt from Chapter 6: Step 2: Mission A really big mouse has a really big heart. In fact, its heartbeat is so strong and so compelling its rhythm captivates everyone who hears it. It’s not quite an enchantment, but when church leaders fall under the spell of a big mouse’s heartbeat they begin to act […]

Core Values … Maybe Not So Good?

Core Values … Maybe Not So Good?

Excerpt from Chapter 5: Step 1 Values “Kent, what would you say are the guiding principles of your church … the core values that influence decision making?” Without hesitation he blurted out, “How much something costs.” He blushed as if he’d said something inappropriate. “Well, it seems money is always a concern, but I’m not […]

Three Not-So-Blind Mice

Three Not-So-Blind Mice

Excerpt from Chapter 2 In most churches you’ll find three kinds of mice that create problems for cats (the church members) and cat herders (the church leaders). The first kind of mouse is a rodent that can be eradicated by adopting a church cat of the feline variety from your local animal shelter or else […]