Category Archives: church growth

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

A couple of years ago I prepared a short paper on this topic for the benefit of our local church, and I do feel passionately about the importance of the role of the Holy Spirit in our growth in the … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Pastor Part Two

My second, slightly delayed, portion of Tribute to a Pastor: Leading a Meeting This would be where his pastoral gifting and leadership anointing would be seen.  As a church who believes in the priesthood of all believers, we see an … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Pastor Part One

On the occasion of our pastor retiring last Sunday, I wanted to give three examples of him in action.  The first one would be in a meeting where he is giving the Word, which will be the remainder of this … Continue reading

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Ordinary Miracles

I have been meaning to share something of Molly Hawkin’s very readable, down to earth, and yet supernatural book, Ordinary Miracles, but now that she has put a website up making her book even more accessible, I simply direct you … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Guide to Ministry Trips

Loved this version of Matthew 10 from the Message this morning: The Twelve Harvest Hands 10 1-4 The prayer was no sooner prayed than it was answered. Jesus called twelve of his followers and sent them into the ripe fields. He gave … Continue reading

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Fifty Summer Tweaks for Preachers (reblog)

Just caught up a bit with Pete Mead’s splendid blog  Biblical Preaching and was so impressed with his summer series that I thought I’d pop it here in one go.  For me, numbers 10, 16, 20, 22 and 44 look really … Continue reading

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Start your revival today!

I make no apologies for this being a long post – it is an imperfect transcript as I listened just now to my pastor’s preach from a couple of weeks back that I missed, on digging your own well in … Continue reading

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Get Rid of Self-Esteem Problems permanently

We had a great church get-together on Sunday morning, and there were several things that made it special (the quality of the guitar-playing was not one of them! – Ahem… I was playing). But one of our number came to … Continue reading

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Are you an active or inactive church member?

Such a brief and yet pungent blogpost that I thought I would just paste it in here for your consideration. How to hinder your church It has been said that there are no inactive members in any church. They are either … Continue reading

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Living in a trinitarian way

  I have been reading Christian Shwarz’s ideas on Natural Church Development, and one of the ideas that he has been working on, based on his working with a range of different denominational churches, is that of recovering a practical … Continue reading

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