Leadership or Servanthood?

Over the years I’ve read a lot of books on leadership, in the context of local church ministry. It’s to be expected as that’s the area I work in and the area that I want to grow in. But a lot of books try to walk the tightrope between being a leader and being aContinue reading “Leadership or Servanthood?”

Authentic Ministry

There are countless books on ministry that fill bookshops and online-bookshops all over the world. Many of them focusing on the role of a person in church leadership, particularly their actions. For example, there are plenty of books on preaching, pastoral care, discipleship, etc. Those books are good and necessary, but they assume something –Continue reading “Authentic Ministry”

Saturday Snippets (December 11)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

Saturday Snippets (December 4)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

When Home Hurts

There are some books that I simply wish never needed to be written, this is one of them. I wish this book didn’t need to exist, but I’m glad that it does because of the world that we live in. Domestic abuse is no laughing matter, it is a serious issue that every person shouldContinue reading “When Home Hurts”

The Leader Should Lead, Not Perform

A platform can be a dangerous thing. For some it’s merely a place where they serve. For others it becomes the foundations on which pride, perfection and performance are build. The role of a leader is never to perform, but to lead.

Saturday Snippets (November 13)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

Leaders Need To Lead

Over the past few weeks I’ve been involved in multiple discussions around the issues of pastors, and others in church leadership, being unprepared and ill-equipped for the role that they fulfil. It’s actually really easy for pastors to not lead, but instead to simple be liked and to do the bare minimum. But we areContinue reading “Leaders Need To Lead”

Saturday Snippets (September 18)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

Prep, Preaching and Practice

I’ve the last few weeks, preaching has been on my mind a lot. Stephen Kneale posted an article about his own sermons prep. At the time, mid-August, Stephen was finishing off his sermons for November. The guy plans ahead. But also the other day I came across someone quoting John Stott. Apparently Stott said thatContinue reading “Prep, Preaching and Practice”