Why serving before belonging is a bad idea

There is a fairly widespread approach that wants to welcome people into church life before the have actually committed in membership to the church. Some

look at what excites your people, then let them do it

We, periodically, get told about what a great job we’re doing at reaching out to our community. So… thanks! And I think it fair to

What is the worst that could happen? Not receiving your eternal asylum

In light of the recent Iranian elections, I was reminded of this old post and thought I would repost it today. What’s the worst thing

If we don’t want a team exclusively of rightbacks, we might need to think about training people differently

This week marks the start of Euro 2021. As an England fan, hope springs eternal. Not much hope, it bears saying, but hope nonetheless. This

Four reasons church discipline matters

Many people view church discipline negatively. Words like unloving or unkind frequently get bandied about whenever it is mentioned. The culture of affirmation – that

When the church is beautiful

Church is taking a bit of a battering at the minute. I suspect church members’ meetings aren’t usually the go-to antidote to that either. Most

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