Category: leadership

One clear question to see difficult decisions in a fresh light

Chip and Dan Heath tell a story of the computer chip company, Intel.  Back in the 1970s Intel was well-known for making computer memory – at one point they had a near monopoly – but they were being increasingly challenged by high-quality overseas competition. At the same time, a small team inside Intel was working

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The flappy sail – 6 tiny signs to pay attention to as you hit a new season at church

Another sailing cliché that you can mull on as you still enjoy the remnants of that holiday glow.

How can you tell if you’re positioned to get the best possible amount of energy from the wind, to get where you want to go?

You listen, and you look. Because – ‘a flappy sail is not a happy sail.’

Leading and feeding the church – how are they related?

Churches, like any human organisation, cannot operate long-term as shapeless, improvised groupings. And even though an occasional New Testament scholar will suggest that the first few decades of the church had an exciting, free-form style, which only much later hardened into a hierarchy, when we turn to the New Testament, we can see that the experience of the very first Christians was much more complex.

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Beautiful ambition

Do you have a passion to see the lost found, and the found built up? Do you have a desire to see the gospel understood, churches planted, men and women converted, children growing in their faith, and for you to be playing a part in that for the rest of your life? Do you treasure your time in God’s Word, and love to see it opened among his people so they are dazzled by his wonder? Then you’ve identified what he means to aspire and desire this noble task.