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Fail to plan, plan to fail

Fail to plan, plan to fail

I don’t like this phrase because I’m not a great planner. I tend to nod towards the truth it contains, but then bury it and try and convince myself that I’ll get by. I’m experienced at ‘winging it’. When I listen to God, however, I’m frequently reminded in a whole...
Stop Trying To Grow Your Church

Stop Trying To Grow Your Church

Okay, so I’ve got your attention with that one. But stay with me… A few years ago I heard someone make the observation: ‘Jesus didn’t say, ‘you go build my church’, he said ‘I will build my church; you go and make disciples’ (Matt 16:18; 28:19). I found that a...
Missional Leadership: Hoist Your Sails

Missional Leadership: Hoist Your Sails

We are in the midst of a crisis of leadership. Whilst I have my own perspectives on Brexit, Trump, North Korea, the EU, Russia, etc, right now I’m particularly concerned about my own Baptist family, although this issue spans all the historic denominations in the UK....
Facilitating Change

Facilitating Change

The moment we get involved in the mission of God we are confronted by the challenge of change. God’s mission is all about setting to rights the things that are not as they ought to be, and that spells change. As agents of God’s mission, we often have a role in...
Eager to hear

Eager to hear

A team of at least 10 of us had an opportunity to spend time on a Seventy-two stand at Spring Harvest this year, either in Harrogate or Minehead. As the crowds poured out of the teaching and worship sessions each day, we encountered hundreds of individuals who were...