Category Archives: Church

Interview on bi-vocational leadership

Recently I was interviewed by Andy Peck for The Leadership File on Premier Radio in the UK. We discuss the pros & cons for both the leader and the church of working bi-vocationally. I ended with the plea that church leaders should not see being paid

Relational Mission: Starting new families

Last year I started (but never finished) a look through each chapter of Mike Bett’s book Relational Mission: A way of life. As a reminder here are the links to the previous 5 A real family Raising sons & daughters Everyone a witness The prayers of many

How is a church on mission organised?

I’ve long been helped, inspired and encouraged by the teaching of Jeff Vanderstelt. I must have saved about 30 articles that I went through yesterday as I thought through being a church on mission. Although I’ve already collected a guide to missional communities (purpose, reasons, rhythms

Church is a family

Swedes, when it comes to matters of faith are largely illiterate and sceptical. They don’t understand it and sometimes they fear it. Their concepts of what church should be is often restricted to their vague notions of the Church of Sweden; the church to which

Questions about preaching

I love preaching but I rarely do it these days. The number of times I’ve preached has dropped from almost every week five years ago to just a handful of times a year.  I do sometimes miss it and I always enjoy it when afforded

Relational Mission: A church for a broken world

In the fifth chapter Mike calls for the church to be fully engaged in the world around it. This is not a new or unique call, by any means, but it always bears repeating. The world is broken and this brokenness affects every area of

Mature & Multiply

There are two main dimensions to being a disciple of Christ. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is essentially what God has done for us, He will then work out in us in order to work through us. A disciple’s job is to apply the first (that is

Church is family

In Grace Church we constantly wrestle with the form of church. How do meetings, gatherings and activities relate to the vision of church. We keep coming back to the Bible. Who does God reveal Himself to be in relation to the church? Well, one of the main