Category Archives: leadership

  1. Why the camera cannot tell the truth

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    02/07/2014 by Chris Green

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    It’s true that we get used to things, and don’t notice them after a relatively short period.  We get used …
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  2. My church is a zoo…

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    11/06/2014 by Chris Green

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    Half term, the boys off school, and we headed to the zoo.  Not one of the really big names, but …
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  3. The value of a keynote series of sermons

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    02/06/2014 by Chris Green

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    My normal practice is to preach through a book of the Bible. The speed we’ll take it at will depend …
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  4. But if we go too far we might…

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    26/05/2014 by Chris Green

    Well, of course you might.  That goes without saying. The question is, are you likely to? And, do the risks …
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  5. Momentum

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    23/05/2014 by Chris Green

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    One of the questions I ask myself regularly each week, is how does this coming Sunday move ‘The Project’ on? …
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  6. Who’s in charge? The simplest and most important way to avoid chaos.

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    19/05/2014 by Chris Green

    I broke one of my cardinal rules last week, and my fellow team members paid the price for me.  I …
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  7. Secret sauce – there probably isn’t one, but there is a secret ingredient

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    15/05/2014 by Chris Green

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    There are some common elements in faithful Christian ministry that will be true and transferable across the world.  These will …
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  8. A quarterly review: the one critical question to ask

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    25/03/2014 by Chris Green

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    Last week, I took a morning to conduct a Quarterly review. It seemed like a good time – two and …
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  9. Who is the cleverest Christian on the planet? Some answers below.

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    18/03/2014 by Chris Green

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    I was at a large church for a book launch, and the author was introduced as ‘One of the brightest …
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  10. The 1% difference, and the idea I’m using this week.

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    04/03/2014 by Chris Green

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    I’m not a natural cyclist.  I see the brave ones in London face-off with the buses, and I am in …
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  11. The guitarist in the shadow

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    24/02/2014 by Chris Green

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    I remember the concert clearly.  A well known Christian singer/songwriter had put together a string of his material to be …
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  12. The talkative walk – how leaders affect morale

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    05/02/2014 by Chris Green

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    I once had a colleague who had a very talkative walk. As he came up the road you could tell …
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  13. New Year, New Job!

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    01/01/2014 by Chris Green

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    This is a reverse blogpost. I need your advice. In exactly one week I start as the vicar (minister, pastor) …
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  14. 2013 Top posts #4 – My 10 top take-aways from Matt Chandler

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    28/12/2013 by Chris Green

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    We had a really encouraging and enthusiastic afternoon with Matt Chandler. Here are my top takeaways:- Parents – We need …
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  15. 2013 Top posts #7 Making sure you’re preaching to the right people

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    22/12/2013 by Chris Green

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    So, sitting with a group of pastors, we were discussing how we can improve as preachers. The generally agreed first …
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  16. “I quit!” – when to accept a resignation

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    21/11/2013 by Chris Green

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    I was a young assistant minister, and I’d been left in charge. The minister was away on sabbatical, and I …
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  17. Just because I’m your servant, doesn’t make you my customer

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    06/11/2013 by Chris Green

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    If there’s something wrong with the shirt I’ve bought, I take back to the shop. If the mechanic hasn’t fixed …
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  18. Just because I’m your servant, doesn’t make you my manager

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    04/11/2013 by Chris Green

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    Jesus taught us that our fundamental role as ministers is to be servants. He has served us, we are to …
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  19. What people see when they look at pastors

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    29/10/2013 by Chris Green

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    ‘They’re watching’  Not in a creepy sense, I hope, but every Sunday, every meeting, every conversation, you are being watched. …
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  20. What makes you feel strong?

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    23/10/2013 by Chris Green

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    Identifying your strengths is a key part of finding a job or moving on in your career at the moment. …
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