How should we recognise and release deacons in the church?
Should church leadership be representative of different groups?
The importance of unity in diversity.
Tackling the tough questions when Christian leaders fall.
Pennies, Petticoats & Power – Part 3
The role of an elder in the local church.
What does God require and what expectations are just a hangover from worldly thinking?
Encouragement from the RSA Youth Leaders Equip.
The role of the apostolic in choosing leaders.
This article was written in response to a number of queries we have received regarding an article by Kris Valloton called, ‘4 Reasons Why Women Are Oppressed In The Church (And Why It’s Not Okay)’.
How can we raise children who will become responsible, God-fearing adults?
One of the most incredible aspects of being a F12 partnering church, is the strong relationships formed by the leaders and saints of one church to another.
We are far more fruitful when we work together. How does this work itself out practically in our lives?
We unpack the idea that God is truly among us when we are well-known, well-liked, attractive to outsiders and having huge amounts of fun.
“We need many more ‘healthy’ local churches in every nation across the world today, but the key word is ‘healthy’.”
We cannot disciple people from the pulpit alone. Mike shares some keys on coffee-shop discipleship.
“He took his moment. It was the opportunity to be brave and to lead by example, and it caused him to bring the same out of others.”
Each one of us will occasionally miss God’s message to us because of our misgivings regarding the messenger that God chooses to speak through.
What should you expect if your church has a change in leadership or transitions into a new apostolic partnership?
Doesn’t the Bible teach that the Holy Spirit has made human teachers and leaders redundant?
People tend to fall into two extremes when following leadership. What are they and how can we avoid these pitfalls?
Most of us know that we need to reflect Jesus to the world but what does that mean as we work together in team?
God is in no rush, He sees the big picture of our lives and He is interested in the ‘end goal’, his ways often include many stops, detours, side-ventures and learning stages.
The Holy Spirit enabled me to face the test head on. God added a huge dose of humility and ‘log out of my eye’ perspective to my viewpoint and the strangest thing happened.
No matter what the circumstances are we know it was God’s enabling grace that brought us through the hardest season of our lives to date.
This ‘sheep-fold’ analogy is such a common metaphor that when you come across it in Scripture you may not even stop to ponder – ‘Why are the righteous like sheep, and why are good leaders like good shepherds?’
Our Covenant Life Church leaders camp was no exception, it felt as if God took 3 days and moved us forward 3 years!
Since today is Andrew Selley’s birthday, we thought we’d take the opportunity to find out more about the man ‘they’ call A J Selley (okay, we’re not sure if anyone calls Andrew ‘A J’, but we think it’s catchy, right?).
Chris Staples gives some advice for those who pastor God’s flock, “there are times that… it is from the very people whom we serve that we are grievously wounded and betrayed.”
One aspect of Paul’s ministry that is often overlooked is the value he placed on the integrity of handling finance and administration. Here are 5 guiding principles for leadership and those handling finance.
Some think the laying on of hands are one of those new charismatic practices. But in fact, it’s as old as the Bible itself and part of the ABC’s of orthodox Christian faith.
There is a song for now. In the same way that certain scriptures, words and phrases, take on new significance in different seasons, so our songs need to reflect what God is doing in the times we are in.
As we will see with Moses, even if you are very gifted, God has His way of reminding us that we need to depend on others.
I’ve often struggled to rest well on my day off. At times, I have seen friends (in ministry specifically) ‘burn out’ because they have not rested properly. In my fear of burn-out, I’ve sometimes avoided doing good and loving people in my holiday time, or my day off.
Although it is people that recognize the call of God on certain soon-to-be elders, it is vitally important to remember that people are only recognizing something which God has ordained to be.
It began with something I posted on Facebook – a quote by that great Welsh physician-turned-preacher, Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Here’s what he said almost half a century ago..
The first day of the Cape Town Four12 conference is done and dusted, and it was a good one! Here are 7 things I learned today…
Jesus said in Luke 16:11, “So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” As a team we have known tests and blessing in this area and here are my reflections for church leaders.