Category Archives: Church

Ministry of Hospitality

A friend recently posted on his blog the following poem. The Lord God says: ‘Share your bread with the hungry, bring the homeless poor into your house, cover the naked.’ Dear Lord God, We have got new carpets, so this … Continue reading

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Called to Pastor Where?

Yesterday my Joanne and I attended our old church where we said “Hi” to many old friends, celebrated the ministry of the interim pastor who had led the way the last 6 months and was now leaving for another gig. … Continue reading

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God loves diversity–therefore so should I.

I was reflecting this morning on creation. The universe that is made up of suns, moons and planets. Our world that has a diverse range of mountains, valleys, seas, lakes and rivers. The deserts and wetland.  I have an interest … Continue reading

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Life, pain and joy.

This weekend has been a busy weekend. It’s been one mixed with fun, purpose and pain. It’s been a weekend of fun and purpose, for our church came away together for our church camp. Sorry, no photo’s this time round, … Continue reading

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A big issue.

I’m convinced the biggest problem in our churches today is its failure to identify, raise up, equip, release and continually mentor existing and new leaders. The true essence of pastoral care is to build identity, to raise up, equip, release … Continue reading

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The pastor needs to understand the flock.

The pastor needs to be a person who understands people. They are to be a person who understands ministry, vocation, gifting’s, callings, talents and the seasons of life. The pastor must be this person of understanding because without this understanding, … Continue reading

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The Pastor understands the seasons of church life.

Advent is a time of rejoicing. Its a time of building up the anticipation of celebration. And within the framework of anticipation and celebration, the pastor must understand the processes of the rhythm of life. Just as there are four … Continue reading

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The problem with visions is that they are always too small.

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Marriage, relationships and the church.

I have written a number of times how I believe the church has no mandate, nor Biblical support to perform a wedding ceremony, and that historically weddings have been a state and not a church issue. My more recent post … Continue reading

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Creative Ministries Retreat

I was privileged to be invited to go along to the annual Creative Ministry Team’s retreat over the weekend. My wife Joanne; is one of the Worship Team Leaders and so I was tagging along with her 🙂 The theme of the … Continue reading

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