So I am of course no longer engaged in youth ministry. However, a few may not be aware that I do still wear the hat of volunteer youth worker at a local primary school. I find this invaluable as it is such a breath of fresh air from the Christian fishbowl that ministry can become. […]Read more "Free Parking"
I’ve found that the most effective question to ask when trying to mobilise a volunteer workforce is: what is the alternative currency? The answer: Time.Read more "What’s your currency?"
If we’ve arrived at the point where the idea of serving those around us in practical ways is being called an new type of pastoring, then what on earth has happened to the concept of……pastoring?Read more "Old is the new: ‘New’."
By now many of you would know that after our Carols ‘rain out’ last year for Waratah Church’s Christmas Carols event, we somehow manged to plan our 2017 Carols on the same weekend as the most epic cold front in yonks turned up carrying with it a severe weather warning. Hooray. So much of my […]Read more "When your Carols event gets rained out…again. Sort of."
So have you heard of Simon Sinek? He’s an amazing speaker, entrepreneur and idealist who did what is in my opinion the best TED talk I have ever seen. (here) But I was watching another interview that he did a few years ago that went a little viral. Feel free to check it out (here). […]Read more "The problem with making an ‘impact’"
So there I was, standing in a school staff room and I happened to be looking at a poster advertising ‘harmony day’. Now there’s enough people out there being negative at the moment, so I don’t want to add to that but I have to admit I realised something. The word ‘harmony’ of course […]Read more "Unity times Diversity."
I want to take some time to unpack our evangelistic vision this year. I do not simply want to do this for sake of Carols but I’m kind of hoping that (even already) a discussion around this topic will benefit other areas and ministries of the church.Read more "Carols Evangelism and Logistics introduction"