five on Friday

By |2013-04-19T06:17:31+00:00April 19th, 2013|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

"We belong to a Kingdom, not of this world, though we are in it. May you be a constant reminder, a witness, of this other kingdom, this glorious and beautiful Kingdom where we are willing and obedient and joyful subjects......" Dorothy Day 1 Richard Beck on the tradition of hallowing 2 Put a woman behind the pulpit.....  3 Depression, Seth Godin and getting a book published! 4 10 lies disorganised people like to tell you 5 Norman Ivison's great article on 7 ways to spontaneously stop church growth.

web goodies

By |2013-01-08T08:31:55+00:00January 9th, 2013|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, fun, leadership, personal, random, theology|

questions that'll help transform your marriage - from the brilliant Margaret Feinberg, Mary deMuth's I love Jesus - writing, Steve Stockmans brilliant Belfast beatitudes in these troubled times, 7 Thoughts from a Recovering Pastor by Shaun King, character blemishes:- for self-examination, Will Mancini's brilliant rationale for When It’s a Good Idea to Change Your Church’s Mission Statement, Driscoll's 10 Marks of a Missional Church, Perry Noble's 8 reasons some churches do not grow,  Peter R. Schemm Jr's brilliant:- The Writing Pastor: An Essay on Spiritual Formation, Alan Roxburgh on Practices of Christian Life - Forming and Performing a Culture, Jennie Pollock's great reflection on the art of neighbouring, Justin Buzzards great commandments on how to be a staff team together, I love that those [...]

web resources, found for you…

By |2012-11-19T07:22:49+00:00November 18th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, random, theology|

Death by resources to do them better!, Healthy intentions in church planting and pastoral ministry, William H. Willimon's brilliant - Advice for New Pastors, The Essence of a Pastor - 5 different perspectives, 5 things Pastors hate to hear about their preaching!,  10 Discipleship Confusions Invading the Small Group World, 'a wrong yoke?' Chloe's honest reflections, McCoy & Tripp on How to keep a pastor from isolation, 7 reasons that Jesus would not have made it as a church pastor!, and Sandra MaCracken's sampler three songs from her next brilliant album offering. Nelson publisher's free goodies, Graham Cray - 5 key principles for mission leadership, Is a semicolon a regular colon with an identity [...]

links and web learning….

By |2012-09-23T14:25:44+00:00September 22nd, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, random|

Catalyst inspired - Authentic leadership living, ways to ruin your sermon: 'cos it still is the most defining church-quality!? David Westlake on humility & development work, theological essay-writing wisdom and Tullian Tchividjian on divorce, suffering, grace & freedom.  Heartbreaking local church truth: from a pastor's wife, Mumford & Sons gorgeous track: I will wait, when comparison replaces contentment, when happy trumps holy?, Tim Keller's overview of reaching the cities, Eye-opening truth-telling:- seven common comments non-Christians make about Christians, Seven characteristics of a lifeless church, funeral planning helps and what 'pharisee's' like to do! Neil Hudson great LICC video on negotiating pastoral care vs pastoral equipping, Jonny Baker's brilliant 'may you' worship-trick, what keeps leaders from loving, Ed Stetszer's thoughts about the bloggers [...]

resources that’ll change your world! (maybe)

By |2012-08-25T20:04:21+00:00August 24th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

Pastoral help - for a hospital visit, 300 word summary of the bible!, scriptures for every preacher: before, during & after a preach! great motive checker from Dave Kraft, how to read the bible from Jeff Bethke, Perry Noble on what 'fried leadership' looks like? & a stunning article from Paul Tripp on preaching thats more than mediocre! Paul Scanlon's brilliant take on 1 Peter 2 v 9-10: You are chosen! And whatever is thrown at you, comes against you, or contrives to make you feel small: never doubt, that you are chosen! Making Disciples: implication from successive approximations, by Charles Ridley. The [...]

webstuff (that’ll change your world!)

By |2012-08-21T20:08:04+00:00August 11th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, fun, leadership, random|

Jeff Haden's genius article about characteristics of highly charismatic people: top class! Mancini's great list of 10 top things learned from years of visioneering & NT Wright on how we dialogue theologically! Tony Morgan's genuisly insightful reasons that churches get stuck.......a great letter for a discouraged pastor,....or almost anyone for hard days, missional questions, and Henri Nouwen on spiritual dryness and renewed intimacy with God! The mystery of oikos:  slaying the idol of the nuclear family, another great 3DMuk offering and Pete Scazzero's helpful Women leadership resources. Pick, prune, pluck : life's best lessons, and kingdom living. In a nod to the Olympics: Michael Phelps should retire, The Olympic [...]

things I’ve found around…..www

By |2012-06-06T09:27:46+00:00June 7th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, fun, leadership, random, theology|

just a few goodies that grabbed me recently..... Enjoy! Behance: 99-percent change making ideas!,  a one-hour planning strategy resource: for better living?! Leadership notes: 'Made to Stick!' the book in 12-page summary, or 3-page summary!, battling spiritual restlessness, An excellent guide to meetings: there's so much learning here!, How ideas get translated into reality is vital...99-conference brilliance too?! Signs of an inwardly obsessed church - Rains article, High character and high skill make for much fruitfulness!, Wormwood, CS Lewis & pastoral sabotage, Tim Chesters helpful Social Media guidelines, Tim Keller new video-footage, the shocking-genius-poverty-diagnostic tool created by Church Urban Fund, Church as communities of [...]

from around the web….

By |2012-04-27T01:29:22+00:00April 27th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, fun, theology|

Technology and trends, spiritual metrics for transformation, rethinking how we present the gospel by Frank Viola, Productivity tips from Justin Wise, Seth Godin about the absence of applause, how grace motivates us, books and ownership, Viv Thomas's leadership file, sadly-true values of a church in decline, Andrew Petersons - the silence of God, the most frustrating thing a leader can do, thoughts on handling 'gray' topics on-stage, Thomas Merton - perhaps stronger?, speaking to social-media addiction...., stop obsessing with be relevant, Greg Boyd on protecting us from Jesus followers!!, Reasons for the city, life and ministry there, reasons for pastor leadership to [...]

web goodness

By |2012-04-26T18:09:59+00:00April 24th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, fun, leadership, random, theology|

Boom to these great apologetics....from Einstein, this worship track is beautiful: Riddle & Bethel, Amazing spiritually healthy spirituality resources here from Pete Scazzero's church, attentive listening to the spirit of the living God, the dangerous beautiful calling as Pastors, Dr MLJones wisdom....., why church hurts, Spiritual warfare by John Ortberg, a former-pastors regret, Together for the Gospel: teaching resources, Frank Viola's writing on womens ministry, Let treasure resurrection life and new births: Mars Hill baptisms, Hyatt on rebuilding trust, Nothing & over-reacting are two things we're far too good at!? Chloe's excellent article on losing the right battles!, church leadership rythmn strategies, [...]

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