What do you think the responses would be if you asked the average Christian; what is ministry? I think people would say Pastor, elder, they may say student pastor, youth pastor, children’s and families worker, but it generally stops there. Sadly, one of the things that is lacking in so many churches is someone who is intentionally doing ministry for women. Continue reading “Unexceptional”

Are you taking Christ out of Christmas?

The assessment of many Christians today is that, in the west at least, we live in a post-Christian society. Many people in the world think that they know what Christianity is, what Christians believe and who Jesus is. However, the minute you actually start sharing the gospel you’ll realise that people don’t really know all they think they do.Continue reading “Are you taking Christ out of Christmas?”

Christmas giveaways…

Christmas is the perfect time to give someone a little gift. What better gift to pass to someone than a small booklet that will tell them about Jesus?

Here are three small, very short, resources that you can give away. You can use these as an individual, as a church or as a family to point others to Jesus this Christmas. Continue reading “Christmas giveaways…”

Reading worth remembering…

One of the questions that I get asked quite a lot is ‘how do you remember the stuff that you read due to the volume of books you get through?’ That is a great question! I have a terrible memory for information, I can hear or read something and have no recollection of it moments later. But for the past number of years reading a lot of books has helped me develop some practices which help me remember important concepts, themes or arguments of books. Continue reading “Reading worth remembering…”

Books for and about teenagers…

Being a teenager is tough, but being a Christian teenager is even more so! I’ve worked with teenagers for a a good number of years now and I have always said that they are in one of the most difficult places to be a Christian; the school ground. Christian teens are Continue reading “Books for and about teenagers…”

How do I know God’s Will for my life?

If you’ve spent any time at all around Christians, then you’ve heard this question and you’ve probably asked it yourself a number of times too, right?

You know those excruciating times where you have no idea what to do, or which direction to take and you feel completely lost at sea. You’ve got questions and possible outcomes running through your head at a hundred miles an hour…Should I make that radical career change? Should I quit my job and go to Bible College? Which university should I apply for and what course? Is that the person that God wants me to marry? It feel like you’re going crazy.Continue reading “How do I know God’s Will for my life?”

Maturing as Christians…

Maturity is not always a given and age is not always a good indication of maturity; the same is true for the Christian. You could have been a Christian for ages or for just a few years, your maturity depends on how you go about living out, investigating and investing in your faith in Christ. So how do we mature as Christians? Continue reading “Maturing as Christians…”

Who are we?

Being a Christian is tough isn’t it? By the way, it is okay for you to admit it!
Everyone feels it; everyone, though to a different extent, struggles. Those struggles may come because of the hardships in life, because of questions that we have or maybe you’re struggling because it’s tough living for God in a world that hates God.

Maybe you’re thinking ‘Wow! He’s really struggling to come up with content this week.’ Continue reading “Who are we?”