Admittedly, this is a niche scenario. However, this is my scenario. So let me just encourage you from the outset of this final entry in my series, to adapt any underlying principles you might glean and apply them to whatever your setting might be. With me, as well as becoming a Congregational Leader, I was […]
We live in a world where many people from our churches pick up their theological input from a wide range of sources. Books, podcasts, YouTubers, TikTok soundbites, previous churches, family upbringing, friendships circles and many more things are shaping the people in our congregations. Although it is not what many preachers or church leaders want […]
I found it important to not be controlling. Instead I wanted to cultivate a releasing attitude. We own no one. Loyalty is desirable, but control is destructive. I had to learn that the Lord’s call on people’s lives is not at my mercy. I don’t decide who stays or goes. Rather, I want to be a facilitator of God’s leading in people, and support them as they pursue that.
When establishing a core team…personal, clear and sensitive communication was vital.
A lot has happened since I last wrote for Broadcast. In fact, my previous blog series, Learning Lessons as a Developing Leader, was almost two years ago. Since then the church I serve has gone through a lot of changes, and so have I. The biggest change being my transition to a congregation leader. So this next series is a brief reflection on that, which I hope will be encouraging.
Fairy stories aren’t simply an underlying reality pointing to Jesus, but Jesus and the gospel is the underlying reality to which fairy stories point.