five on Friday

By |2017-01-14T20:11:02+00:00January 8th, 2017|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, writing|

John Wesley, the great evangelist, said, “Give me a hundred persons who fear nothing but God, hate nothing but sin and are determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ and him crucified, and I will set the world on fire with them.” 1 Samuel Lane's worship ministry is so very helpful - enjoy this.  2 Habit formation is vital to pastoral ministry - a TED talk perspective 3 Mary deMuth is a helpful voice and here's her writing wisdom 4 Attractional church is not enough, it has to be about mission! 5 The ministry of presence and the Church [...]

five on Friday

By |2016-06-22T12:44:50+00:00July 1st, 2016|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal|

"Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their own resources, and thus they attempt very little and they always fail........... All giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence to be with them!" Hudson Taylor 1 Liz on the dangerous game of ministry comparison. 2 Nick writes, We are not our failures.... 3 Things no one tells you when you get married! 4 Habits to learn early. Valued choices. 5 Neil Cole on more than a one-hour meeting! 

five on Friday

By |2014-11-28T10:44:42+00:00November 28th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, Let me walk upon the waters, Wherever You would call me, Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, And my faith will be made stronger In the presence of my Saviour." Hillsong United, Oceans. 1 This Regent Redux on Sabbath, and freedom in the busy, is a well-worthwhile hour in the background while you ironically multitask!? 2 Todays discipleship, tomorrows disciples. Ten millennial generation reflections is really helpful. 3 Healthy leaders, healthy churches. Always worth contending for! 4 'Religion' at its amusing worst....right?! 5 Ten happy morning habits. Are many of [...]

five on Friday

By |2014-04-23T14:09:37+00:00May 16th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, Uncategorized, writing|

“Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God.” the late Mother Teresa. 1 Eight reasons why churches are below two-hundred in number. Paul Benger offers much here.  2 Malcolm Gladwell, along with Rick Warren, brilliantly speaking here on David & Goliath if you're not in the mood for his great new book. 3 Brilliant inspiration and embodiment of why 'side-project' really matter! Worth a read.  4 Seven habits of highly emotionally intelligent people. Worth a read.  5 Ten things pastors [...]