Cold Turkey


I decided to go cold turkey.  I had just experienced one of those beautifully fulfilling Sundays that church leaders crave. So many signs of love and life crammed into one room. I left the noise and the activity of a Sunday, and I entered the silence and stillness of retreat. The first Monday of sabbatical. … Continue reading Cold Turkey

Heart & Hands


There are many styles of leadership. Many ways to lead: Autocratic. Democratic. Charismatic. And then there’s the David way: HEART and HANDS. ‘David shepherded them with integrity of HEART; with skilful HANDS he led them.’ (Psalm 78:72) The shepherd-king took his employment experiences and maximised them for his leadership responsibilities. David took his experience of … Continue reading Heart & Hands

Leadership Buzz


I had just cancelled my life. At least, that’s how it felt. The Prime Minster had called for a Lockdown. I called my leadership team and we cancelled everything. Sunday: cancelled. Youth ministry: cancelled. Kid’s ministry: cancelled. Prayer: cancelled. Staff meetings: cancelled. Everything I loved: cancelled. And then the silence came. The vacuum of an … Continue reading Leadership Buzz