Monthly Archives: April 2018

  1. Where the cynical pastor misses out


    30/04/2018 by Chris Green

    Deadpan, cynical, dry – whatever the words you use, they describe a way of being humorous which undercuts encouragement.

  2. It’s really hard to pull off being a member of the church while you’re also a pastor, isn’t it?


    23/04/2018 by Chris Green

    pastor as member

    Yet another high profile ministry crashed, leaving a trail of spiritual wreckage and a plume of non-Christian cynicism.  And the lesson again is the deadly nature of being a lone pastor, an unaccountable pastor, a too-senior-to be-talked to-seriously pastor.

  3. Your church’s Annual Meeting – essential Do’s and Don’t’s


    19/04/2018 by Chris Green

    I’m sure I’m not the only pastor who dreads Annual Meetings.  I’ve seen them hijacked by silly side issues, falling apart in blazing rows, or just  quietly managing decline.

  4. Why you can’t have a day off being a Christian

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    11/04/2018 by Chris Green

    rest, ministry, day off, Christian, pastor, sabbath

    Pastors who cannot Sabbath in some way, suffer.  So do their marriages and families.  So do the churches. The rub, of course, is that we leave being a Christian behind too.  Which is not only easy, it is devastatingly stupid.

  5. What can you give to the newest Christians in your church?

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    05/04/2018 by Chris Green

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  6. Carousel evangelism

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    05/04/2018 by Chris Green

    Evangelis, alpha, Christianity Explored, Tim Keller, Prodigal God

    I’ve been reminded why we use more than one kind of evangelistic course, in a series, round and round.  Just like a carousel on a fairground.

  7. Why you should invest in (just one) day’s focussed reading

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    04/04/2018 by Chris Green

    Reading, books, giving

    There are occasions where you need to know a lot, and maybe be exhaustive.  But that habit can hurt us badly when it comes to other, more practical, areas.

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