Posts filed under: Leadership

Leadership

All topics on leadership – especially in the church, will be put in this category

Lead a church? Got a children’s ministry happening? Does anyone not on your staff know it happens? I’m not joking. I get to visit a bunch of churches in my role as a youth and children’s minstry consultant and it often staggers me that if you were new to a church or walked in off......
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I love the following passage from Eugene Peterson, “The Word Made Flesh“, the whole book is great – I have previously reviewed it, and I recommend it.  The quote below is a response to the constant (it seems) pursuit of the famous, the cool, the uber-hip, the trendy, the beautiful, the eloquent – even in Christian ministry,......
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As we approach the end of the year we can sometimes find ourselves in one of three places mentally, spiritually, emotionally . . . they are these (all from personal experience!) :: Excited beyond words.  Yep, absolutely ready for it . . . we have plans and motivation for next year and we can’t wait......
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1 // People can see me doing it. This is me breaking cover. By writing this blog post I am telling you I am running. I could run on a treadmill in the house or I could run outside at the dead of night wearing a luminous orange head band and a bright yellow safety......
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There are lots of things you can do with your youth or children’s group.  I mean, LOADS of things.  But, do you spend as much time and effort considering what to be? No resource, curriculum, activity, programme, theme or visit will bear as much fruit as being these five things: Be Observant.  What do you......
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After my last blog post I have had more traffic than ever before to my blog page.  I don’t feel able to simply move on and blog about something else. [see “The Key to Church Growth” for what I said]. Getting the focus right as we think about what will grow the church seems too......
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The Department of Education is carrying out a consultation on Out of School Education Settings – and the potential need for them to registered with and inspected by Ofsted.  You can read about it [here]. This is something that faith groups need to respond to.  If you are involved in children’s and / or youth......
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Y.O.U.T.H.W.O.R.K. T.H.E. C.O.N.F.E.R.E.N.C.E. This is the first of three blogs on why you should consider joining us for Youthwork The Conference – taking each letter from the Conference title (why couldn’t it be shorter!) this first post gives you 9 reasons why you should join us! I’ll be following up with another 3 and then......
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“A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and automatic machines is impatient of slower and less direct methods of reaching their goals. We have been trying to apply machine-age methods to our relations with God. We read our chapter, have our short devotions, and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward......
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Last night I was messaged with a link to a news item on Premier.  The headline is “Sunday’s can be devastating for church leaders” and the piece is written by Sam Hailes. It appears Sam is quoting from Steve as he spoke at a dinner promoting his up coming seminar for church leaders on management and......
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