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The difficult work of goal setting in Christian ministry.

It has only just occurred to me how difficult it is to set shared goals in Christian ministry.  I was used to working in the engineering industry where goal setting is very concrete and everyone employed works naturally toward the … Continue reading

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Finding purpose and future possibility for the local church

Next Thursday is the second anniversary of my induction as vicar of Holy Trinity West Bromwich. As a leader I am constantly faced with questions about how lead God’s people and to find the answers to my questions I turn … Continue reading

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Unblocking my church leadership

I’ve been in post as vicarage of Holy Trinity West Bromwich for 20 months. In the first 7 months I had created a church mission statement with the PCC, so we know who we are and what we are about … Continue reading

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Carson Pue on Mentoring Leaders #5

Last November we created a vision statement at Holy Trinity to describe, in general terms, what church is for. We came up with a five point vision statement which begins “Holy Trinity Church exists to…“. We now need a practical … Continue reading

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Church structure and ministry made simple

What is the local church trying to achieve and how do we achieve it? This diagram attempts to simplify church life (click on the picture for higher definition). I used the diagram at yesterday’s APCM (AGM). For a healthy, vibrant, … Continue reading

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From the vicarage Dec 09

From the vicarage December 2009 and January 2010 Dear All In my last letter to you I mentioned the PCC away day, in Brewood in Staffordshire. We had a very enjoyable, though stretching day, which was only spoiled by not … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Mission Statement summary

Last week I posted our fully fleshed out Mission statement. This is it in technicolour summary:

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Carson Pue on Mentoring leaders #4

Lots of churches have vision statements. I would like to know what process churches adopt to develop vision. If you have led the development of vision for a local church your comments would be really appreciated. At Holy Trinity we … Continue reading

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Vision and personality

We had a mission action plan meeting at St Luke’s a few weeks back. Part of the day was spent discussing our current aim statement and whether or not we needed a vision statement. As we reviewed vision statements of … Continue reading

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Gospel vision and the inner city

At a “mission action plan” meeting on Saturday we talked about three types of people who live in the inner-city: The aspirational: I want to get out of here, and will leave as soon as I have the money The … Continue reading

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