How to make your ministry more like Jesus? then sit down

Who are the people who sit down in the public spaces of our villages, towns and cities? Think about it for a little while, do you notice who it is and why they sit? and is there a difference between those who sit because they have to, and those who sit because they choose to? The first thing we might do after sitting down in … Continue reading How to make your ministry more like Jesus? then sit down

Is ‘Pioneering’ in danger of becoming an overused buzzword in the church?

It used to be (when i was growing up) that people in churches were told that they were scared of evangelism, for the decade of evangelism, then people were told not to be scared of the Holy Spirit, either during Pentecost or as a backlash from the heady days of the ‘toronto (or whatever it became) blessing’. And as a result there was a reassurance … Continue reading Is ‘Pioneering’ in danger of becoming an overused buzzword in the church?

Sometimes you can’t make it, on your own. (On finding a tribe) 

This is going to be my last post for a while, for, as you may know I am hoping to host a number of guest posts during November. Please do send your articles to me, and follow/like this page so that you can read them as they arrive. Just 500-1000 words on anything, theme to do with youth work, mission, young people & youth ministry. … Continue reading Sometimes you can’t make it, on your own. (On finding a tribe) 

Pioneering cant just be the youthworker/minister, it needs to be a whole church approach.

One of the my most read articles this year was based on Brian Mclarens research and highly circulated piece on why pastors leave the church, building on this, i put together this piece on ‘why do youth workers leave the church’ – a link to this piece is here: http://wp.me/p2Az40-10B.   Brians piece recounts how a Pastor meets head on the culture and organisational structure of a church, … Continue reading Pioneering cant just be the youthworker/minister, it needs to be a whole church approach.