quick reality check

Since the last post, when I encouraged Polly Pilgrim to blog more often, have I? No. Mainly I think because I want these posts to be helpful and considered, and making time for that alongside the job, the business, the sheep and the Church seems to be a challenge. So here’s a quick round-up of what is really happening to this new Reader: reading the Bible in Church probably goes without saying, but making sure it is a biblical and sincere reading takes time; thenĀ  leading services takes much more and is a genuine blessing – finally becoming just a … Continue reading quick reality check

Preparing for lay ministry: serious but not solemn

getting closer to preparing a ministry specification for lay ministry. We went through the details at a study day today. Serious stuff – how much time can I really put into ministry? How do I commit totally to God and how He chooses to use me yet remain committed to my role as teacher and trainer and developer of people? Lay ministry involves a lay perspective – if I overdo the church work, then I begin to lose a lay perspective and if God wants me to work for him through my jobs, I am shooting myself in the foot. … Continue reading Preparing for lay ministry: serious but not solemn