How to set a great vision plan

The word ‘vision’ gets shrouded in confusion very easily. That’s because we get confused between Mission & Vision. And it’s no wonder that we get confused between the two because everyone has a different definition for it.   I remember being in a meeting once and was debating what was ‘Mission’ and what was ‘Vision’. Thankfully, […]

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How to lead your team to consensus, not compromise

On 27th March 2019, The UK’s Parliament started their now famous ‘Indicative Votes’ – MPs voted on 8 separate issues in order to solve the Brexit conundrum. After unceremoniously rejecting both of then-Prime Minister Teresa May’s Brexit deals, Parliament took control and put forward 8 ideas, voting on them with a simple yes/no vote for […]

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This is the secret weapon every church desperately needs

I grew up in the era of Pearce Brosnan being James Bond. Goldeneye was the classic, and the Bond Car was peak-Bond – a BMW Z3 fitted with stinger missiles. Who knows where the engine would fit with all of the technology going on, but that’s not the point. The point was, James had a secret weapon whenever he […]

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4 simple ways to help people see the bright side of online church

“It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?” The immortal words of The Killers were definitely not written about the state of Online Church services, but the sentiment certainly applies. It all feels like the premise to a Romcom. The love affair of the church with online services started in early March. It was a strange meet cute. […]

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3 biggest ways to reach more people for Jesus

‘Church growth’ is a divisive phrase. For some the word is exciting. A church that’s growing has a buzz, more people coming to know Jesus, fuller auditoriums, more leaders. For others, this phrase talks about turning church into a corporation: it’s all about getting numbers for numbers sake, organisational growth without spiritual growth and looking […]

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You’ll love these 4 powerful church metrics

Dragons Den is a classic show. In one episode the then-dragon Duncan Bannatyne stated a well-used phrase, “revenue is vanity, profit is sanity”. And he’s right. In a business, It’s not about the money that you make, it’s about the money that you keep. Vanity measures are important. Tracking revenue is really important, but when […]

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How to stop hogging all the decisions

Decision-making is a difficult endeavour, and as church leaders it’s so easy to default to hoard all of the decision-making power. After all, it can be difficult to know who should make the decision, and then trusting someone else to make that decision can be tough. However, we also know intuitively, that delegation of decision-making […]

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You will love these simple church strategies

Peter Drucker is famously attributed to the quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Here’s the bad news. Peter Drucker didn’t say it. Here’s the even worse news. The quote isn’t true. The thinking is that you can have all the plans you want, but the culture dictates what will happen. Surely, get the culture […]

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How to be part of the future church, not the past

In Lewis Carol’s classic novel, Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Alice, previously having been to Wonderland, climbs up on the mantlepiece and goes through the mirror and goes into a world where everything is reversed. Sound Familiar? On 23rd March 2020, the U.K. followed much of the rest of the world and […]

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How a mission statement can stop you walking in circles

This article was originally published on Premier Christianity Blog Have you ever watched The Island with Bear Grylls? A group of strangers get stranded on a deserted island with little more than the clothes on their backs and are expected to survive for a month. Inevitably, they valiantly trek into the jungle to find food. […]

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