Category: church

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

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.

Secret sauce – there probably isn’t one, but there is a secret ingredient

There are some common elements in faithful Christian ministry that will be true and transferable across the world.  These will be as true in a small house church as a multisite megachurch.  There a couple that it’s almost a cliché to list them  But they’re essential. Hard work. Gospel work is a joy, a privilege

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