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On Wolves and Sheep

On Wolves and Sheep

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Jesus in Matthew 7:15) “Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit had made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I […]

Jesus on Toxic Leadership

Jesus on Toxic Leadership

The topic of leadership culture is getting a lot of attention at the moment, no doubt because of examples where leadership is abused and unhealthy practices are happening in spiritual settings. The conversation is not a new one, and it is something that Jesus addressed with the religious leaders of his own day. Matthew 23 […]

10 Books For 2024

10 Books For 2024

Towards the end of last year, I saw a lot of posts doing the rounds where people shared their favourite books that they had read in 2023. I thought I would flip this concept on its head and share some of the books that I intend to read in 2024. The Care of Souls (by Harold […]

Finding Your Voice With the Core Team

Finding Your Voice With the Core Team

To date as a result of this model of leadership development we’ve recognised three people and successfully invited them onto the team. Now we currently have five influencers we get together with as a group. This process has also lent itself to helping us diversify our level of input, with the voice of men and women, different cultures, and various ages being listened to. Giving us that broader understanding has helped filter that inclusion into our congregation.