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Category Archives: church
The Church is like a Piece of Elastic
Someone recently said to me ‘churches are like a piece of elastic. However much you stretch them, they always ping back into place’. This made me chuckle but I hope that it isn’t necessarily true. As we have been stretched … Continue reading
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Time to Pause and Reflect? Some thoughts and questions for church leaders
This post is a copy of my contribution to the Eastern Baptist Association ‘Thought for the Week’ which is sent to the Ministers in the EBA. I am reposting it here in case other church leaders find it helpful as we … Continue reading
Posted in change, church, Faith, Leadership, Life experiences Tagged are we open to God's leading, being open to change, change, church worship, I am doing a new thing, I'm coming back to the heart of church, Is the church spirit or me centred?, Leadership, living church, love your neighbour, pour our your hearts, scattered church, what is the church for 2 Comments
She Looks Young and Old at the Same Time
My wife and I were walking our dog recently when a passer-by stopped to say hello (it’s amazing how easy it is to meet new people when you are walking a dog). He asked how old our dog was and … Continue reading
Posted in church, discipleship, Faith, Life experiences Tagged God wants us to grow, growing in faith, let the children come to me, life experiences, maturity in faith, respectability, risk take chances, spiritual growth, unless we become like children we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven Leave a comment
Are You Ready for Black Sunday?
On Black Friday, lots of people head to the shops so I figured that I would call today Black Sunday to inspire people to go to church. On Black Friday, shoppers desperately try to save money by err… spending money … Continue reading
Posted in church, Faith, Learning, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Relationship with God Tagged black Friday, black Sunday, excuse not to go to church, fulfillment, investing in our relationship with God, life in all its fullness, meaning of life, Orchard baptist Church, relationship with God, search for meaning Leave a comment
Should Church Ministers be Leaders or Servants?
I was completing an online form for an insurance quote recently and I was asked to pick a category that best described my job. The sorts of options were things like Professional, Manager (senior), technician, clerical, sales, engineer etc. In … Continue reading
Posted in church, Faith, Leadership, Learning, Who am I Tagged identity, Jesus came to serve, Leadership, ministers, ministry today, servants of God, who am I 3 Comments
Are we Listening?: A Modern Parable
The Church was on a mission and they were excited following the launch of several new projects. One Saturday morning they decided to go into their community to tell people about what they were offering. Peter couldn’t wait to share … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, church, Faith, modern parable, Parable Tagged Eastern Baptist Asscoaition, Eastern Baptist Association, evangelism, honest about our faith, jesus taught in parables, listening shows you value someone, listening well, love one another, modern parable, parables, sharing God's love 2 Comments
Listening to and Learning from Children in Church
Yesterday we spent the service reflecting on our church values and at one point everyone had some space to draw, write thoughts or to discuss the values. One of the children (she is 3) drew this picture and asked her mum … Continue reading
Posted in church, discipleship, Faith, Learning, Life experiences Tagged christian values, creative learning, explaining discipleship to children, God of surprises, how welcoming is the church, inspirational, interactive learning, learning through fun, life experiences, surprised by Jesus, unless we become like children we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven, we need to stretch our children, wecloming people in church, what is the church for, when children surprise us 3 Comments
You don’t want to read that!
I was talking with a Minister recently who was preparing a Sermon on a very well known passage from the gospel of Luke. They mentioned they were reading a commentary for background information and my instinctive reaction was to say ‘you … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, church, discipleship, Faith, Life experiences Tagged bible, how to read the Bible, life experiences, lost coin, luke 15 4 Comments
Mothers Day Gift ideas from Churches
Many churches choose to give gifts to ladies on Mothers Day and this is usually a few flowers or a small plant. These flowers can be very beautiful or a bit wilted depending on your budget and the person who … Continue reading
The one about showing people how to find the way?
I had been in the hospital before with my son and had followed him to the correct department. Now I was back a few months later without him and unfortunately I couldn’t quite remember the way. Fortunately the receptionist told me … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, church, discipleship, Faith, Following Jesus, Life experiences, Prayer, Relationship with God Tagged called to follow Jesus, Christianity is about a relationship not a religion, disciples who make disciples, discipleship, follow Jesus, God speaks through the Bible, God wants to talk with us, investing in our relationship with God, life experiences, making disciples, prayer is simple, privilege of prayer, relationship with God, talk with God, talk with Jesus, what is a disciple, what is the church for, you cannot be a disciple alone Leave a comment