From the President

Our 2017 Road Map

By Michael Readinger | January 16, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

As the new year unfolds, people often sit down and write resolutions for improving themselves in the year ahead. Likewise, organizations use various forms of strategic planning to frame their work. At the November 2016 CHHSM board meeting, our team of staff and volunteer leaders began crafting a strategic road map of the route we…

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Adventure

By Michael Readinger | December 14, 2015
Michael J. Readinger

Advent is a time of waiting, quietness and hoping for the unexpected. It’s a time of anticipation, as well as a celebration of the joy, peace, hope, love and promises of our God who came to dwell among us. How much of that joy, hope, peace and love did the marginalized experience in their struggle…

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One Year In

By Michael Readinger | November 12, 2015
Michael J. Readinger

As you read this issue of Diakonie, the CHHSM board is on its way to Cleveland to meet for the final time in 2015. This meeting is an important one for the life of our shared ministry. We will perform all of the regular fiduciary functions, hold an important education session, do some generative work…

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Reaping What We Sow

By Michael Readinger | October 13, 2015
Michael J. Readinger

It is autumn. The blood moon was glorious and harvest season is upon us. While assessing the bounty of the summer’s labor and preparing for winter, I think about the scripture from 2 Corinthians 9:6 – “But this [I say], they who soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and they who soweth bountifully shall reap…

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Collective Wisdom

By Michael Readinger | September 13, 2015
Michael J. Readinger

Recently I was wrestling over a complicated work issue and was feeling lost. There are so many variables around CHHSM’s value proposition process, staffing, finances and strategic planning that I just felt stuck. It all came together when one person casually asked me what I was working on that was bothering me. That conversation led…

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