Tag: leaders (5)

  • 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...

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…