Called To Mission (Part #2)

When we read Scripture we find Jesus often talking about salt. Back in the day in which Jesus lived they were not any fridges or freezers, maybe a cold cave here or there, so salt was mainly used to preserve foods and keep them from decaying and falling apart, it helped keep things together. Jesus... Continue Reading →

Called To Mission (Part #1)

Let’s think about jobs for a moment, actually think about vocations because a job is just something we get paid to do, whereas a vocation means something a little bit more. In fact a quick look at Wikipedia you get this definition: A vocation (Latin vocātiō - a call, summons) is a term for an... Continue Reading →

The Power of Saying No

As a church leader, I find myself getting invited to all kinds of different things: City-wide church prayer meetings, leadership gatherings, both local and city-wide, and many, many assorted types of conferences. Conferences on prayer, how to lead well, how to plant churches, apologetics, the list goes on. There are also para-church organisations that want... Continue Reading →

Handling Change

What are you like at making up your mind? I think I’m pretty good at it. Need to go left or right? Go left. Need to take the stairs or the lift, take the lift. Relax and watch telly or go for a run? Go for a run! Not really ... I’d probably choose to... Continue Reading →

Calibrate

I’ve been teaching and preaching in church for over 10 years now. I remember the very first time I was asked to preach in front of a crowd. I was on a short placement at a church in Yorkshire, while attending a Bible college in the Midlands, around 2004. I’d been a Christian for about... Continue Reading →

‘Honest to God’

A podcast conversation with Mark PeaseA number of months ago I recorded a conversation about life and leadership with Mark Pease for his new podcast, 'Honest to God'. Here is a link to that podcast and I hope it encourages you, especially if you are involved in local church leadership. anchor.fm/mark-pease/episodes/Episode-3---The-one-where-we-cant-stop-apologising-Mark-Kelly-e4j39t/a-aijsfk

Dreaming of a Perfect Church (Part #3)

John 12:25 25 “The person who loves his life and pampers himself will miss true life! But the one who detaches his life from this world and abandons himself to Me, will find true life and enjoy it forever! In this passage from Scripture, Jesus is telling the crowd that following Him requires dying to ourselves or... Continue Reading →

Dreaming of a Perfect Church (Part #2)

Before I became a Christian, I didn’t know what Church, represented by the local church, looked like at all. Maybe I had a vague impression, though to be honest, Church as far as I was concerned was just a typical church building, I didn’t even get into the theology of it being a people! This... Continue Reading →

Dreaming of a Perfect Church (Part #1)

What’s your vision of a perfect local church? Do you have, or could you easily develop a specific vision for your ideal church’s architecture, it’s membership requirements, the worship style, community life, and all that. Does any of what you're thinking about look like the local church you may be attending right now? I think... Continue Reading →

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