Hospitality… more than a soggy Bourbon?

Hospitality… more than a soggy Bourbon?

Do you ever wonder how long it takes for those who are ‘added to the number’ following an Alpha course to begin to question where all the free meals have gone?! Much as I have the greatest of respect for Alpha and the way it has impacted the lives of so many, I truly...
For such a time as this…

For such a time as this…

I was on holiday overseas when the Referendum took place. I voted by proxy and on the morning of Friday 24th June tuned into Sky News International to discover that the UK had voted to leave the EU. I couldn’t quite believe the result at first – and neither could many...
The animals went in two by two…

The animals went in two by two…

‘The animals went in two by two’! ‘Tea for two and two for tea’! ‘It takes two baby’! I do hope you are not singing along! I can be a bit of a loner, but when it comes to doing something purposeful, I really like to do it with someone else. Years ago when I still...
Hypermarket or Boutique?

Hypermarket or Boutique?

Whenever we think of successful churches we tend to think big – a place the size of a hypermarket where every need is catered for. If this is the image you hold in your head and you are in a small church it is little wonder that the future can seem bleak....
How do you define success?

How do you define success?

(alternative name used for security) Are you successful? Do others see you as successful? How do you measure success? An example to ponder: Two Iraqi pioneers decide to go to Baghdad to plant churches – one plants none while the other plants five. Who was...