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Curates. Beware of the step!

I’m interested to know what advice new incumbents [or pastors] might give to curates [or assistant ministers] whilst the experience of stepping up from the number two position to number one in church life is still fresh. I have been … Continue reading

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Developing leadership in a changing church

I am one of 12 new incumbents (vicars) on an 18-month training programme called “developing leadership in a changing church.”  The programme has been run for ten years by four Church of England dioceses; Lichfield, Coventry, Birmingham and Worcester.  The … Continue reading

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Prime & Begg on Being a Pastor.

This summer my reading list included “On Being a Pastor” by Derek Prime and Alistair Begg.  Last year I read “Mentoring Leaders” by Carson Pue which I’ve blogged some extracts from.  I found Prime and Begg to be a useful … Continue reading

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Hit the ground kneeling #1

I’ve just read Stephen Cottrell’s book Hit the ground kneeling. (Stephen is soon to be bishop of Chelmsford). I’m 16 months into my first incumbency and all the weaknesses I know I have are being exposed and we are having … Continue reading

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Infant to adolescent church growth

Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev. (see a full review on Challies.com) has given me loads of food for thought and encouragement. As a result of reading it, I’ll keep going with two strands of ministry. First, Christ centred … Continue reading

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Carson Pue on Mentoring Leaders #3

Here’s a helpful list of danger zones in Christian leadership. Pue suggests that any one of these is sufficient to bring down leadership. I found it helpful to consider how each one has its own counterweight in the character, purposes … Continue reading

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Carson Pue on Mentoring Leaders #1

Here’s the first of my notes from one of my summer reads, Carson Pue’s Mentoring Leaders. It’s great holiday read; anecdotal, clear and provides a useful spiritual self-examination as well as guidance on developing other leaders. Pue insists, rightly, that … Continue reading

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Delegation for dummies like me

For anyone else who has stepped into a position of leadership and is wondering about the difficult art of delegation, here’s a brilliantly simple guide to delegation: How to Delegate 1. Identify a suitable person for the task. 2. Prepare … Continue reading

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