Blogroll: Ministry Nuts and Bolts

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I see ghosts…

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 09:08
‘Ghosts’ are the habits, practices, customs of the past that don’t have any present value, but the organisation (church, group, whatever) still carries on with them.
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Wait – why am I talking?

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 08:43
When you’re a leader, it’s all too easy to be the hero.  You’re the one with the answers, the vision, ...
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The fatal danger of a leader’s self-love

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 10:52
It’s not that this kind of leader want to be the only person in the room - Diotrephes needed that church he could control - but he needed to be the leader in the room. And he'd break fellowship with an apostle to win.
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Where the cynical pastor misses out

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 08:25
Deadpan, cynical, dry - whatever the words you use, they describe a way of being humorous which undercuts encouragement.
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It’s really hard to pull off being a member of the church while you’re also a pastor, isn’t it?

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 20:04
Yet another high profile ministry crashed, leaving a trail of spiritual wreckage and a plume of non-Christian cynicism.  And the lesson again is the deadly nature of being a lone pastor, an unaccountable pastor, a too-senior-to be-talked to-seriously pastor.
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Your church’s Annual Meeting – essential Do’s and Don’t’s

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 17:35
I'm sure I'm not the only pastor who dreads Annual Meetings.  I've seen them hijacked by silly side issues, falling apart in blazing rows, or just  quietly managing decline.
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Why you can’t have a day off being a Christian

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 08:22
Pastors who cannot Sabbath in some way, suffer.  So do their marriages and families.  So do the churches. The rub, of course, is that we leave being a Christian behind too.  Which is not only easy, it is devastatingly stupid.
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For the newest Christians in your church

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 23:41
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Carousel evangelism

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 18:13
I've been reminded why we use more than one kind of evangelistic course, in a series, round and round.  Just like a carousel on a fairground.
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Why you should invest in (just one) day’s focussed reading

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:39
There are occasions where you need to know a lot, and maybe be exhaustive.  But that habit can hurt us badly when it comes to other, more practical, areas.
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The Pastor’s heart on Good Friday

Fri, 30/03/2018 - 08:42
Like a doctor who is gravely sick, but never takes the medicine she prescribes for others, we can preach, pray, read and sing today, but always with one eye on the clock to make sure it all runs to time. We don't pay attention to ourselves.
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