What if God doesn’t send us the talented and the gifted? What if he sends us work?
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.
We have just had our church’s Annual Meeting, and once again it has proved a useful exercise – but not for the obvious reason. We are an Anglican church, and that means we do not run our business by a series of congregational votes: we elect a council at the Annual Meeting, and then each
Tomorrow is another Sunday when I’m going to be leading new members sessions during our main church services. Basically, I’m going to explain what it’s about during the notices, and then during the song after that I’m going to walk to the back of the building, gather a group of anyone new, and go to
The church administrator sighed as she wrote on the whiteboard: once again, she needed more people for the coffee rota and welcome team. How hard could it be? The pastor sighed as he looked down the list of people: once again there were so few people with the spare time to help. But what if
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.