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What the vicar did for the past six months (timesheets)

So I’ve run Timerecorder App on my phone for six months now and the graph below shows where my time has been spent. In order from most time spent to least, the work of organisation and communication (which includes meetings) … Continue reading

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Why are we all so piggin’ tired?

I get quite tired being a vicar (that’s classic British understatement for often suffering exhaustion).  I’ve noticed others talking about being tired or stressed in ministry, (see Mez McConnel’s post from last week, 15 ways to avoid burn out when … Continue reading

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Dave Harvey “Am I called” – a review

I’ve been a pastor for three and a half years. Dave Harvey has been a pastor and church planter for 30 years and has served on the leadership team of Sovereign Grace Ministries for 17 years.  His book “Am I … Continue reading

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Getting things done. How do vicars do it?

I’ve always been a big picture thinker. When I was an engineer, in my previous life, I loved designing steel frames for buildings but I hated detailing the connections. I moved from design to marketing and sales, and there I … Continue reading

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On making it alright to crumble sometimes

I’ve had a pretty rough six months or so in ministry such that by Christmas I was clinging on by my fingernails.  I had lost sight of God and wondered if he’d forgotten to be merciful (Ps 77:1-9).  I clung … Continue reading

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Leadership 1.0.1: Don’t focus on church life but on Christ

A couple of articles I’ve read recently have combined to help me think about church leadership and the gospel.  The first comes from the current issue of The Briefing and the second from Church Unique by Will Mancini.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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Leadership and growth by appraisal

I’ve been a vicar for just over two years and have recently completed my MDR (Ministry Development Review) and am now in an 18-month leadership training programme both of which involve feedback and appraisal from key members of the church. … Continue reading

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