Category Archives: church

  1. Rick Warren and the 5Ms – gold dust or fool’s gold?

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    15/03/2017 by Chris Green

    Ever since Rick Warren popularised the model in ‘Purpose Driven Church’, there’s been a growing move of churches clustering their life around what are called the ‘5Ms’: Magnification, Membership, Maturity, Ministry, and Mission. The idea is gaining traction, and therefore some push-back, so here’s my angle.

  2. Fifteen realities of life in a church without students

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    14/02/2017 by Chris Green

    If our church took the approach of simply transporting a student-church model for training and equipping, we wouldn’t begin to resource our people.

  3. What story does your church service tell? 7 elements to consider

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    11/11/2016 by Chris Green

    So what if one week the analogy we used for our services was to be like a roller-coaster ride? Or a walk in the forest? Or a surprise party? Or a great epic? Or the movement through the verses of a well-known, or unknown, hymn?

  4. Want to work at St James?

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    09/06/2016 by Chris Green

    St James Muswell Hill is hiring not one, but TWO senior staff, both members of the clergy team, preaching, taking services, and sharing in the pastoral and leadership responsibility. You can find out more about us at http://www.st-james.org.uk.

  5. When ‘shoulder to shoulder’ isn’t enough

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    11/02/2016 by Chris Green

    I went to a strong, hearty conference recently, full of talk about gospel work and initiatives, and the theme was …
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  6. Church, Size, and the Rule of 10

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    15/01/2016 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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  7. Not in church today #leadingwithcancer

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    21/12/2015 by Chris Green

    Christians need church – and I take it you know what I mean by that.  All Christians need the sustaining …
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