Tag Archives: church planting

3 mistakes to avoid before going full-time

You’re a church leader working two jobs, you have a family and your church is growing, there are pastoral challenges and the Sunday sermon is regularly being written late on Saturday night. You’re living with that constant sense of guilt that something important is not

Church planting essentials: Setting your pace

Starting a new church is hard work in case you didn’t know that. The early years of a new church are often marked by that ‘one step forward, two steps back’ dance that small churches do. Now we’re growing, now we’re not. Which if you’re

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

Lessons for church planters from the book of Ezra

I don’t know if I’ve ever consider the book of Ezra (also Nehemiah, Haggai & Zechariah) as helpful resources for church planters but a recent reading taught me a number of important lessons. First a  little bit of background; after years of rebellion Israel & then

Introducing: Tallinn

Over the past 12 months I’ve had the privilege of travelling to several cities in Northern Europe. All of them in significant need of more gospel-centred churches. (In the series: Copenhagen) Tallinn Take the overnight ferry from Stockholm and you can wake up in the

The future of church planting: bi-vocational ministry

Christianity Today has posted an article by Daniel Im on trends in church planting and it deals with bi-vocational ministry. He says being bi-vocational ministry is being embraced for three main reasons: As a deliberate strategy: “In the future of church planting we will see

Introducing: Copenhagen

Over the past 12 months I’ve had the privilege of travelling to several cities in Northern Europe. All of them in significant need of more gospel-centred churches. Copenhagen The Kingdom of Denmark has a population of around 5.6 million people and nearly a third of