Blogroll: Ministry Nuts and Bolts

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Chris Green's blog :: helping pastors build healthy churches
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Chris’s blog: Book review for pastors – Tom Holland, Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind (London: Little, Brown, 2019)

Sat, 26/10/2019 - 15:26
This book is quite superb. Thoroughly researched, beautifully written, expertly selected, and dizzyingly clever.
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Announcements at church: the better mousetrap

Sun, 20/10/2019 - 10:57
The question we're trying to answer is one I know you face too: How do you communicate well, in a busy church, with most people attending every two-to-three weeks?
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Announcements at church: the weekly news

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 10:18
I get to write a short piece each week, to every member we email. I get to write something biblical, of relevance on a Wednesday, which will be read on a Wednesday. I get to encourage (and that is the only aim, to encourage) mid week, every week.
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Announcements at church: what’s in it for me?

Sun, 13/10/2019 - 10:38
Consumerism would say, we will offer what is directly relevant for you, and you can ignore the rest; countering that mindset means seeing the relevance of it for someone else, and being delighted that it’s happening.
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Announcements at church: what goes in them?

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:01
I see people’s eyes glaze over with a sequence of announcements. They reach for their mental ‘mute’ buttons, or ‘fast forward’ buttons, or whatever you do to get over the ads and into the programme.
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Announcements at church: who is the competition?

Fri, 04/10/2019 - 08:39
People listen to our announcements with their guards up - it’s their habitual response to being told about something.
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Announcements at church: why do we do them? Three reasons.

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 11:27
If you know what you’re praying for, you’ll know why you’re announcing it.
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