Category Archives: Ministry Strategy

Changing Presbyterian Light Bulbs

You’ve probably heard the old one about how many Presbyterians it takes to change a light-bulb – ‘Change! we don’t change anything.’ Well I’m about to put that theory to the test. I and a couple of other guys have … Continue reading

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Australian Church Growth Research

This video is an interview with the guy who conducted the research I have been discussing in my previous posts on Why aren’t we growing. Fascinating stuff. I especially appreciate his comment that pretty much all one hundred church growth … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 Prezi

Preached on Psalm 119 Yesterday. Don’t think it was a fantastic talk overall, but I do think that a Wordle is an awesome way to get your head around the meaning of this psalm. I think it’s a few key … Continue reading

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Why aren’t we growing Part 2

The observation about transient populations was really just an aside on the way to the central findings of the research project into Sydney Anglican Churches. According to the research, there is a surprisingly large amount of respect/sympathy in the community … Continue reading

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Prezi.com

I saw a post about this new presentation system on Craig’s blog and I just had to give it a go. Here’s the presentation from my talk on ‘Truths to turn to’ this morning. Prezi.com, posted with vodpod Truths To … Continue reading

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Sunday Night at Scots

While I’m on a roll, this is a new poster for Sunday Night at Scots, our evening service. We’ve recently moved the service from our church hall back into our church building, and are also trying to include a couple … Continue reading

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A Hedghog concept for Churches

There’s an interesting article on the Sydney Anglicans website at the moment about the idea of ‘hedgehog concepts’ for churches. The hedgehog concept is a term coined by management guru Jim Collins to describe the thing that is most important … Continue reading

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Top five preaching tips

Hope this isn’t too serious for a top 5 post. Seems relevant being Sunday and all… 1. Preach the one big idea from a Bible passage2. Help your congregation connect with the passage in a meaningful way3. Apply the passage … Continue reading

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Priorities for single staff pastors

Old but good post I came accross here from CJ Mahaney from Soveriegn grace ministries. Very wise advice from my experience. Although I’m now looking for the post on how to actually do what I’ve prioritised.

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Mark Dever Seminar

Spent the morning yesterday at a Mark Dever Seminar. Two of his three talks were expositions of Habbakuk and Haggai, and were extremely edifying. He does a great job of applying the Old Testament in a Christ centred way that … Continue reading

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