Not A Target

Not A Target

Do you ever feel like a failure when it comes to sharing your faith? That you really ‘should’ mention Jesus or prayer to every stranger you meet? And if you don’t, you have kind of… failed? That you ‘ought to’ mention Jesus more to your family members who don’t follow...
A Journey in Missional Leadership: Herding Cats

A Journey in Missional Leadership: Herding Cats

I love that saying, “It’s like herding cats!” It makes me smile and it reminds me of when I was a child going on church walks known as ‘rambles’. I think they must have been called ‘rambles’ because the title described the nature of the walk, i.e. you rambled (to walk...
What about the one?

What about the one?

I wonder how you measure a successful event. For many it’s when ‘lots of people attended’, but how many did you get to know, really get to know, sit, listen, really spend time together, and connect with? There are a number of stories in the gospels...
Mission: Only by Prayer

Mission: Only by Prayer

Intercessory prayer sometimes gets a bad press. People say things like, ‘It’s telling God what he already knows’ or ‘There’s no point if God is in control.’ But we are in a spiritual battle as we engage in God’s mission to a hurting and sometimes hostile world. We can...
Learning in the Mission of God

Learning in the Mission of God

I was part of a conversation recently when someone said that a church had baptised five people soon after they’d worked through the Re:Imagine process. This clearly heightened the interest of everyone else in the room! Unfortunately, I felt as if I was the person with...
Stepping out into the Fog

Stepping out into the Fog

‘Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8 Life has thrown me a few curve balls and sometimes it’s hard to know what the next steps in God’s mission should be. I get confused! Sometimes, I confess, it’s...