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The Deacons

The Deacons

For the last few weeks, there’s been a whiff of new paint around our church building. Sometimes it’s been no more than a faint fragrance in the air. At other times it’s been very noticeable…

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Women’s ministries

Women's ministries

I received an email last week from a much respected friend. He wanted my opinion about  the role of women in the church. Or more particularly, the role of women in the meetings of the church. He had been asked to lead a discussion for a church that’s been wrestling with the issue. He’d accepted the invitation reluctantly, knowing how heated the subject could become. And then he’d settled to some serious study to make sure he knew what he should say. But the more he’s looked at the …

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Where are the future leaders?

Where are the future leaders?

I heard this morning some desperately sad news. The phone rang at quarter to nine. Alec Taylor was ringing to let me know that our friend Nigel Lacey had died during the night. Since his first heart attack a month ago, we had heard varying reports of his condition. One moment we heard that he was making good progress; the next we heard that he was in intensive care. And then finally this news – half expected and yet shattering.

Nigel had been a preacher for many years. He …

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Qualifications for Leadership

Qualifications for Leadership

We’re coming together to the end of our sermon-series on the life of King David. We’ve traced his story from his teenage years when Samuel anointed him king-to-be, up to his old age when he handed the kingdom over to Solomon.  We’ve watched a young lad mature, come to his prime, decline and grow old.

David was very young when he was first called into a position of leadership.  We don’t know exactly how old he …

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Deacons

Deacons

Every church needs reliable leaders. The New Testament teaches that in every church there should be two groups of leaders. 

Firstly, there should be elders (or pastors or overseers: these are all different labels for the same group of men).  Elders are responsible for overseeing the spiritual life of the church.  They preach and teach the Word of God; they give themselves to prayer and they guide the church in much the same way that a man governs his family.  At the present …

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