Act as though there are visitors in the room

I mentioned yesterday that I was preaching at a different church on Sunday. It was really nice because it is a church of people I

Four ways to encourage people into church membership

It is not at all uncommon for churches to wonder why people in regular attendance do not want to become members. All too often folk

The persecuted Chinese church will grow far more rapidly than if Xi Jinping gave them their freedom

On Sunday, the Observer carried reports – long known within the Christian community – about China’s current crackdown on churches. Up until now, the Chinese

Brand awareness in the church

I have never had much time for brand awareness. There is something that sticks in the craw when people are evidently working very hard to

Affinity Council address: resourcing churches in deprived communities

I was asked to speak to a meeting of the Affinity council yesterday. Below is the transcript of what I said. First, let me thank

Be killing comfort or comfort will kill gospel growth

I have said before that the number one problem facing the Western Evangelical church today is, hands down, our own sense of comfort. You can

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