Category Archives: leadership

  1. A quarterly review: the one critical question to ask


    25/03/2014 by Chris Green


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


    18/03/2014 by Chris Green


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

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    04/03/2014 by Chris Green


    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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  4. The guitarist in the shadow


    24/02/2014 by Chris Green


    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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  5. The talkative walk – how leaders affect morale


    05/02/2014 by Chris Green

    Walking Feet

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


    01/01/2014 by Chris Green


    This is a reverse blogpost. I need your advice. In exactly one week I start as the vicar (minister, pastor) …
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  7. 2013 Top posts #4 – My 10 top take-aways from Matt Chandler


    28/12/2013 by Chris Green


    We had a really encouraging and enthusiastic afternoon with Matt Chandler. Here are my top takeaways:- Parents – We need …
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  8. 2013 Top posts #7 Making sure you’re preaching to the right people


    22/12/2013 by Chris Green


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


    21/11/2013 by Chris Green


    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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  10. Just because I’m your servant, doesn’t make you my customer


    06/11/2013 by Chris Green

    commercialisation church

    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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  11. Just because I’m your servant, doesn’t make you my manager


    04/11/2013 by Chris Green


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


    29/10/2013 by Chris Green


    ‘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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  13. What makes you feel strong?


    23/10/2013 by Chris Green


    Identifying your strengths is a key part of finding a job or moving on in your career at the moment. …
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  14. Should we be fighting fires, or lighting them?


    16/10/2013 by Chris Green


    One of the first, simplest, and best tools for time-management is to distinguish the urgent from the important. But I …
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  15. Pumping up the bouncy castle

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    10/10/2013 by Chris Green


    I was taught at seminary that my role was to do myself out of a job. The great temptation of …
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  16. When an indispensable pastor leaves…


    30/09/2013 by Chris Green


    A highly gifted man I know has just moved to pastor a new church. He’s a good preacher, down to …
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  17. Are you confusing ends and means?


    25/09/2013 by Chris Green


    It’s quite the thing these days for churches to have pithy descriptions of their values.  A list of them, usually …
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  18. Why does preaching hurt the preacher?

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    20/09/2013 by Chris Green


    Because, as someone said today, it’s like doing open-heart surgery, on yourself, without an anaesthetic, in public. Or at least …
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  19. Godly motivation (with added cheese)

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    13/09/2013 by Chris Green


    I’ve been running off-and-on since I was at uni, but my latest ‘off’ has been my longest, around 18 months …
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  20. Church, size, and the Rule of 10


    11/09/2013 by Chris Green


    We all get stuck trying to think creatively and clearly about a church or ministry. Imagining new stuff is hard, …
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