numbers and stories aren’t the best measure of why we do what we do

We are all tempted to play a bit of a numbers game when it comes to our ministry work. This is especially true in churches

If you don’t build with (spiritual) kids, you won’t build anything at all

Want a classic throwback to somebody saying something that later proved to be utterly wrong? Of course you do. And who doesn’t enjoy listening to

The only failure is unfaithfulness

Ask the question, ‘who wants to fail?’ and you have a fairly sure thing that no hands will be going up in the room. Nobody

Prove your worth by leading as though you aren’t needed

I’ve never particularly needed to feel valued or validated by compliments. To be honest, I don’t really know what to do with compliments. I was

Book review: Progress – lifelong growth for gospel workers

Progress is part of the FIEC Ministry Journeys series. In it, Adrian Reynolds wants to encourage us – particularly those in active gospel ministry – to continue

How do we judge ministry success?

Yesterday, I wrote about why numbers & responses are not the measure of ministry success. If we are primarily judging ministry success by numbers, many of

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