Drawing from experience of a curacy at St Andrew’s Chorleywood and St Andrews’s High Wycombe, where John and Annie spent 15 years and saw a church grow to over 500, built a new church and saw the
Prayer ministry, ministry of the Spirit, is a crucial part of church renewal, and yet is often blocked by tradition, people and fear.
Some churches emphasise the 'ministry of the Word' or the 'ministry of the Spirit'. But as Christians we can, and must be strong on both!
One of the biggest pressures we can face as leaders is leading ministry week in and week out in our churches. This can be particularly true if we’re not in a ‘mega church’.
Recently David abseiled down the front of a 20-storey building in Belfast. He says the step over the edge was the most significant.
From his curacy ar St Stephen's Twickenham and to St John's Harborne where he and his wife Annie have been leaders for 15 years, John will share his experiences of when a thriving church lost the
This was never intended just for the evening service or for when the kids have left.
Which arenas of warfare are we given authority in and what are the weapons we have? We need to avoid the pitfalls of seeing the enemy in every situation and the denying his existence.
How did Jesus recognise and discern what the Father was doing and become one with that activity? This awareness he passed on to the disciples, and therefore to us.
Increasingly, churches have ministry teams offering prayer – but usually after the service, rather than during. Maybe therefore fewer respond, and many never open themselves to the Spirit. For t