Category Archives: membership

  1. “Lord, send us some…”

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    30/07/2018 by Chris Green

    What if God doesn’t send us the talented and the gifted? What if he sends us work?

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

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    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. What do we measure in church?

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    02/04/2015 by Chris Green

    We have just had our church’s Annual Meeting, and once again it has proved a useful exercise – but not …
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  4. Never, ever, delegate this

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    10/01/2015 by Chris Green

    Tomorrow is another Sunday when I’m going to be leading new members sessions during our main church services. Basically, I’m …
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  5. You can never have too many rotas! (But you can have too many volunteers)

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    22/03/2014 by Chris Green

    The church administrator sighed as she wrote on the whiteboard: once again, she needed more people for the coffee rota …
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  6. The 10 key elements of a new members session

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    14/02/2014 by Chris Green

    Our church has big front doors, in that lots of people turn up quite unannounced. But we also have big back doors too – people leave, often without being noticed. So I want to make sure that journey is not a short one. I want to slow people down, and introduce them to church. I want to make our front doormat sticky.

From Now On: first steps for new Christians

Launch dayJune 1st, 2018
You can now order 'From Now On from The Good Book Company

New resource

Pastors are busy, and leading a church is a demanding task.  That’s why I wrote this e-bookchecklist: The Pastor’s Checkup – The Top 10 Questions every pastor needs to answer (and helpful stuff if you can’t)

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