Tag Archives: vision

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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2nd anniversary of being a vicar

At a funeral yesterday I was asked how long I’d being doing what I do.  “Two years tomorrow” I replied.  That always raises eyebrows in surprise, but not as much as saying I left Singapore and a career in structural … Continue reading

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From the vicarage March 2011

From the vicarage March 2011 On 6th March an invited group of church members will be gathering to think and pray about forming a nucleus of small groups. Please be praying for us as we start on this journey, faithfully … 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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A small group on every street in the parish?

We’ve just agreed on a vision statement for Holy Trinity which we believe will be the most effective way to fulfil our mission.  The vision is to see a small group started on every street in the parish.  We have … Continue reading

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From the vicarage February 2011

Dear brothers and sisters at Holy Trinity Happy New Year! As we start 2011 we will focus our energy and prayer on three areas of church life. These are our visions for those three areas: 1. God glorifying Sunday services … Continue reading

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On not mistaking mission for vision

It is one year since we put together the Holy Trinity “vision” statement. My recent training and reading has helped me see that in fact, we did the right thing but called it the wrong thing. What we have done … Continue reading

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Creating vision for Holy Trinity

I’m preparing for a meeting this morning with my church elders.  At the meeting we’re going to address the vision for the church for the next stage of church life.  At present we’ve got two visions shaping up.  The first … 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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