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I’ve still not got my head around the most intensive rummage I’ve had with the book of Galatians. This was a rare and helpful in-depth study last week. There were helpful detailed blog summaries from Robin Ham in particular. And on the last morning Douglas Moo offered the briefest and best application of Galatians for practical pastoral […]

notes

There are so many conference ‘scenes’ out there,…..and definitely never the budget to attend all of them. So here are some of the best of the recent #C3 conference. “Jesus makes everything better, including trouble.” Jentezen Franklin “Love the calling you have, not the one you wish you had.” @JudWilhite “The praise that costs the […]

48 hours….

I’m in a field,…ok a collection of fields, in the rain-sodden west country. At New Wine LSE. So here’s five highlights that I’m taking away, alongside the gift of being with some of our church families. 1 Jay Pathak brought some great morning teaching from John’s gospel. This was an echo of a conversation that […]

iDisciple impact

Here’s some of the things that have stuck from a couple of dense conference days earlier this week. I spent my training budget on attending iDisciple and got stirred up on many things! Simon Benham, Sue Ranger and the wider team on behalf of Willow Creek UK served us really well at Kerith Community Church. I made scribbles here, here, here, here, and here! But rather than the masses, here’s the […]

the Christian mind

iDisciple sessions 8 &9 with James Emery White explored discipleship with emphasis on the Christian Mind aim to go an inch wide, and a mile deep. 5 headlines of the modern mind:- 1 we think there’s a lot of truth to go around – pluralism is rampant. Peter Bergers Sacred Canopy, now gives may to […]

becoming a church of influence

iDisciple saw session 6 & 7 hosted by Gordon MacDonald on influence and church. the crowds were not in the crosshairs of Jesus ministry. Why do we obsess with crowds. Leader influence and discipleship shaping mattered more! Quaker spirituality:- “I believe in the influence of silent and radiant people and I say to myself that such […]

going deep…

iDisciple sessions 4 & 5 with Gordon Mac Donald. what does being a person of influence look like? Live respectfully of what God loves…… How are you and I visibly pursuing Jesus?! Mentors really matter! sharing life, faith and influence: involving vulnerability, failure and struggle. Generations raised up in a continuous flow of God for […]

leading from a healthy soul!

iDisciple session 2 & 3 was an impactful exploration of leading from a healthy soul. Hosted by Mindy Calguire Regenerated souls become more and more alive, or not. Don’t ignore your deepest questions. Is ministry happening out of drudgery or increasing resentment? Insanity of load and capacity is rampant in Christian leaders. What does your interior […]

transformers of what?

(my headline scribbles) from the first session of the iDisciple conference today. James Emery White opened with a stormer, on ‘becoming the transformers of culture!’ prophetically and challengingly ranging back to the enlightenment and forward as to the kind of church we need to be! If you care about people being born: you must care about […]

inspiring discipleship

Willow Creek UK are hosting a great conference in February exploring discipleship, with some of the best global voices around. Seriously consider attending. But anyhow, in advance as part of the preparations, they’re wanting to gather up quoteable quotes about discipleship. So what are yours….? Consider contributing yours directly here. Here are some of my favourites….. […]

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