Category Archives: pastors

  1. Pastors’ Book Group vol.2

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    03/12/2018 by Chris Green

    The idea of the Pastors’ Book Group is that we all read the same book, and then meet up to discuss it over lunch. so what are we reading next, I hear you ask…

  2. Weeping with those who weep

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    19/02/2018 by Chris Green

    Jesus showed us that it is normal for pastors to cry at a funeral,  no matter how strongly we believe in the resurrection.

  3. Surprised by thanks

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    02/06/2017 by Chris Green

    Pastors can feel approved of by God when things go ‘well’, and sidelined by God when things go low or slow. There’s an old song with a solution.

  4. Deep Work – my review of a very good book

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    16/09/2016 by Chris Green

    Cal Newport helps us see how to restrict ‘shallow work’ and its distractions, to work productively, and at depth.

  5. OOPS! Four questions to avoid slipping-up on the WWW

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    28/05/2016 by Chris Green

    Several times recently I’ve seen Christians caught out by video clips on the web , saying things which were, with hindsight, not what they should really have said. How can we minimise the risk of this happening to us?

  6. Leading and feeding the church – how are they related?

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    14/04/2016 by Chris Green

    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.

  7. Beautiful ambition

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    07/04/2016 by Chris Green

    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.

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