Anne of Green Gables goes to Church

My wife and eldest daughter have been reading Anne of Green Gables and my ears pricked up at the devastating description of Anne’s first visit to church. It’s brilliantly written but slightly too near the knuckle …………… “I went into the church with a load of other little girls, and I sat in the corner… Continue reading Anne of Green Gables goes to Church

What do people pick up from your ministry? or It ain’t what you preach it’s the way that you preach it

For those of us who preach and teach, one of the most helpful things I have learned is that people pick up what we’re excited about. And it’s not necessarily what we think we’re preaching and teaching. If someone sits under your ministry for a sustained period of weeks and months they will be able to… Continue reading What do people pick up from your ministry? or It ain’t what you preach it’s the way that you preach it

5 Provocative Points on Preaching – Geoff Thomas

Last week before the Catalyst conference we gathered our “under care” men together to talk about preaching. 2 of  them preached in the morning and we gave feedback and then in the afternoon Geoff Thomas gave 5 Provocative Points on Preaching   1. Treasure the Pulpit He talked about the value of a physical pulpit,… Continue reading 5 Provocative Points on Preaching – Geoff Thomas

Some Random Thoughts on Preaching (1)

These are going to be some random thoughts on preaching. Please don’t think I’m holding myself out to be an expert or a model; these are things I struggle with and am trying to think through. A friend of mine, who does church planter assessment, told me that when they ask aspiring church planters to… Continue reading Some Random Thoughts on Preaching (1)