Five key questions to ask of your church polity

Tony Benn famously said there are five essential questions to ask of anybody in positions of social, economic or political power: “What power have you

On prophets, priests and kings as typology for church leadership

There has been a bit of this knocking round lately. Church planters seem to love it. We even had some of it at the FIEC

Staff, elders, gospel workers & polity

Four ways to lead people towards membership

We’ve all been there. A new person or couple turn up at church and have been coming for a while. They are on the fringe

Communion, membership and the reality of fellowship

Just before I became pastor of Oldham Bethel Church, I was careful to try and outline some of things I intended to do. My goal

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

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