There are many discussions in the religious community about what 'effective ministry' looks like and does not look like. A number of these, particuarly the ones that put effective practice and fruitfulness in direct correllation to each other - can be destructive in some contexts. We lose sight of Faith and Obedience to God, and … Continue reading A New Year, A Renewed Ministry – Part 4 / 4
SAVING FAITH --> DAILY WALK OF FAITH --> IN CHRIST In part two I ended with describing these components of 'ministry' as being like a chain of hose connections that the life of Christ flows through. I like it when metaphors come together, and there is clarity. But I was still struggling to see how … Continue reading A New Year, A Renewed Worldview – Part 3
Last year taught me that my own strength pales to God's strength that comes from abiding and walking with Him. Walking is a verb, a doing word. I guess I knew this, but the year really demonstrated this and moved it from my head to my heart with great conviction. I ended Part 1 with … Continue reading A New Year, A Renewed Daily Walk of Faith In Christ Jesus – Part 2
Last year I wasn't very productive in terms of writing on here. It was a busy year, with many changes and so much growth - personally and as a Ministry Team. Paul and I have found ourselves (it's an 'only God can do that' scenario!) leading a group of incredible Christ followers who desire to … Continue reading A New Year, A Renewed Vision – Part 1
Psalm 1:2-3, "But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season." It's been awhile since I've posted an article on here. Many things have been happening in our lives. I've asked God from time to time for … Continue reading What if we stopped ‘doing’ church?