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“Jesus said you are to love one another as I have loved you, a love that will possibly lead to the bloody, anguish gift of yourself, a love that forgives seven times seven, that keeps no record of wrong. This is the criterion, sole norm, the standard of discipleship in the New Israel of God.” […]

five on Friday

“If you look up into His face and say, “Yes, Lord, whatever it costs,” at that moment He’ll flood your Life with His presence and power.” Alan Redpath 1 Wilson’s wisdom on Bethel life and ministry. 2 Daily getting smarter….? tools and helps? 3 Blocks to leading well. Courage to overcome.  4 Salty faith, and […]

five on Friday

“To the degree you face and name and deal with your failures as a leader, to that same extent you will create an environment conducive to growing and retaining productive and committed relationships in ministry. Sometimes the quickest path up is down, and likewise, the surest success comes through being honest about failure.” Dan Allender […]

five…..returning?!

Yep a stupid amount of delay…. “Ministry to broken people is messy. And there’s no more beautiful ministry to be involved in! In fact, we leaders, we teachers, we pastors need it way more than we’re willing to admit. It’s the best way to extend the ministry of Jesus through the church as we “bind […]

five on Friday

“We are not meant to die merely in order to be dead. God could not want that for the creatures to whom He has given the breath of life. We die in order to live.” Elizabeth Elliot 1 Helpful reminders on leading church change.  2 The challenge of distraction – helpful stuff! 3 Some of […]

five on Friday

“If you’re not outmatched by the task and desperate for His power, the water you’re standing in might be too shallow.” Louie Giglio 1 Functional unbelief is a dynamic near to us all. Worth engaging with. 2 Despite much persuasion from Julie, I’m not a kindle-man. Michael offers comment! 3 Gender, leadership and the church, […]

five on Friday

“We need to be honest about our lame, half baked message and our even lamer attempts to dress it up and make it look sexier than it is. My sense is that we’d do better to admit we haven’t fully discovered the depths of this story and simply invite people to start digging for it […]

five on Friday

“Cowards live for the sake of living, but for heroes, life is a weapon, a thing to be spent, a gift to be given to the weak and the lost and the weary, even to the foolish and the cowardly” Empire of Bones by N D Wilson 1 Dark nights provoke dark questions. The care […]

five on Friday

“Come in your gentle fury that shakes the desert, flashes forth flames of fire, yet does not break the bruised reed nor quench the faintly burning wick.  Come, Lord, and dismantle all my defences.” Chloe Lynch 1 Kodak and the local church. Mission, mis-reading the situation and loss to mention a few…. 2 The most engaging […]

five on Friday

“A healthy Christian life cannot be stitched together from a series of disjointed mountain-top experiences. We need a Christian spirituality that endures the shadowy, low-lying valleys and the rocky slopes in between all those glorious summits.” Andrew Byers 1 Tweeting and touching: “Love often says don’t tweet. Love often says don’t write.” from ++Justin 2 The […]

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