Blogroll: Ministry Nuts and Bolts

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Forget managing time – manage your energy

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 15:57
Three keys to energy management (apart from diet and exercise), to help you build out from a solid core of time when you are at your best, focussing on what’s most important.
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Weeping with those who weep

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 17:05
Jesus showed us that it is normal for pastors to cry at a funeral,  no matter how strongly we believe in the resurrection.
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The Minimum Effective Dose

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 12:58
As busy pastors we can take the ‘give me the max’ approach to our diaries.  Sure, another talk, Sure, another visit.  There’s no end to them -  keep ‘em coming.
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Could a fraying team be patched together?

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 18:25
Each person in that nightmare was a Christian, serving and sacrificing.  But somehow, that shared commitment did not become a shared commitment to each other.
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A new Give-away has arrived

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 18:05
Pastors can be so busy giving out, giving themselves away, that they don't take the time to check what's going on inside them, and ask, 'What am I supposed to be doing here, and how do I keep on keeping going for the long haul?' So I've written a new free give-away for subscribing to my email list.  The Pastor's Check-Up
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Feedback on feedback – is there a way to get better at getting better?

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 17:47
If we become more attentive to our decisions to act and to the feedback, we can improve more carefully.
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‘Hope is not a strategy’, said someone

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 15:52
Hope is not a strategy. But that doesn’t make it nothing.
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How come a dazzling gospel produces such predictable preaching?

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 16:45
Artists and musicians produce dazzling and original works from a limited source. We have a dazzling gospel - so how come it produces such predictable preaching?
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Michael Hyatt ‘LeaderBox’ Review

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 08:29
LeaderBox is dedicated to getting you reading with focus, and then implementing what you learn.  And there have been action points for me out of every book.
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Playing with the team

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 16:10
Each team position could be simplified into asking its one distinctive question.
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Run at a speed you can talk

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 12:50
If everyone is running so fast that they’re (metaphorically) just out of breath, unable to talk, chat and listen then it becomes a solo race rather than a team effort.
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The #1 way to improve your preaching

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 16:20
I’m sure it is a good spiritual discipline to fast and pray - but if you know your medical research you’ll know that occasional fasting actually does our body good.  There’s no measure on which going without sleep does our body good.  On Paul’s list it’s up there with nakedness and being beaten. … Continue reading →
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A quick lesson in perspective

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 17:51
When I go painting (which I don’t do often enough) I spend ages choosing where I’m going to paint from, ...
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The dreaded blank flipchart… A better approach to creating new ideas

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 09:54
That awful white piece of paper is terrifying.  No-one has an idea, no-one wants to go first, and if you’re not careful all you’ll do is write up on the board, one hour later, ‘Try (a different course).’
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Why we should focus on the numbers, despite the tumbleweed

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 17:33
You might not be seeing much gospel growth, but lift up your eyes. The gospel is always growing and converting people, because it is God’s Plan A, and he doesn’t intend to have a Plan B.
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A full review: Thomas Creedy on ‘The Goldilocks Zone’ “Essential… A masterclass”

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 16:06
"For anyone interested in evangelical theology in general and Anglican theology in particular, this book is an essential buy... A masterclass in how to write theology."
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The CGBA (Chris Green Book Awards) for 2017

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 23:35
A quick look at some of the best books I read in 2017
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Facebook Group for The Goldilocks Zone

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 23:18
There's now a Facebook group for The Goldilocks Zone. Track us down!
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