Category Archives: Leadership

The Negotiables and Non-negotiables of Vision

The process of unpacking vision into a plan is a tricky business. I love listening to someone passionately expressing a vision, and that’s exactly how vision should be presented. I need to know this idea is from God and someone … Continue reading

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4 Stages of a new One Church Expression

If you browse through Amazon you will find a huge range of books outlining strategies for Church Growth, Church Planting, modelling Campus Church, developing Mega Church, Cell Church, Simple Church etc. etc. etc…. but what if the vision that God … Continue reading

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Building a Church That Will Grow – Pt. 2

In part one, I talked about the boldness required to be a growing church. Now in part two it’s about taking that boldness and making the most of your opportunities! Making the most of opportunities requires some knowledge 1 Pet … Continue reading

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Building a Church That Will Grow – Pt. 1

As the youth leader in what is now One Church Bristol, I saw amazing growth through reaching the lost. It was a great privilege week after week helping young people give their lives to Jesus. My wife and I are … Continue reading

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The Power Of Leading Leaders

Church isn’t built on how many workers we employ but how we facilitate the development of leaders. It’s the tougher path and will at times be messy. However, its potential is enormous and rewarding. Paul modeled this with Timothy. “What … Continue reading

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7 Thoughts – We’ve just multiplied our volunteer base

We are going through a process at One Church Bristol of refreshing teams across the church after a vision event in January. We enlisted a number of new volunteers through a leaflet detailing six areas of need. The goal was … Continue reading

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Want a Mentor? – article by Dan Reiland

Every now and then I like to share other blogs posts I’ve found insightful. This is by a friend of mine, Dan Reiland, who is passionate about developing leaders. My mentor, John Maxwell, has written and spoken about being mentored … Continue reading

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Counterproductive Advertising Strategies

I’ve recently joined a new gym – new to me and newly built. I couldn’t get away from their aggressive advertising strategy – everywhere I went in Gloucester I would come across their striking billboards, posters, vans and sandwich board … Continue reading

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Why it’s OK to tweet in church

While you’ll never catch me growing wheat on Farmville, sending zombie requests or throwing virtual snowballs, I do enjoy an occasional dabble in the world of social networking. I say dabble… I succumbed to Facebook, I’ve been a Twitter addict for couple of … Continue reading

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9 Ways to increase your pastoral skills

You’re going to need to some basic pastoral skills in both life and service, here’s some tips… 1. Be Hope to people: Never look shocked, disgusted, angry, confused, apathetic, panicked or repulsed by the things people share with you. Look them … Continue reading

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