Making sure the prayer happens at the prayer meeting

Yesterday evening we had our monthly plenary prayer meeting. We try to make prayer a central part of the life of the church. We already

What you win them with you’ve got to keep them with

I have been thinking about this old adage a lot lately. I don’t know who first said it, so I can’t attribute it properly (just

Five reasons to avoid sending short-term mission teams

I’ll be honest, if you want to get a short-term missions team into your church to do a mission week or whatever, I’m not going

I didn’t go to the church prayer meeting and it was absolutely the right decision

For the first time since becoming the pastor at Oldham Bethel Church, I did not go to our church prayer meeting. I wasn’t on holiday,

We are, at least sometimes, called to serve out of weakness

Anybody reading the Bible can tell you that it is full of commands to serve. Few honest, Bible-reading Christians come to a conclusion other than

Pastoral appointments: rethinking our process

The BBC political panel show, Question Time, is now seeking a new host. After 25 years in the role, David Dimbleby is stepping down. Of

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