The Gift of Still and Thankful Presence

I’ve been at JMC – the Junior Ministers Conference – for the last three days. It’s fairly strange to realise that I’m now in my seventh year of ministry (at least, this sort of ministry anyway): it’s like I’m in Upper Sixth of the school of post-college life already!  The conference took the form of … Read moreThe Gift of Still and Thankful Presence

Invite, Welcome, Befriend

You may have heard of ‘Back to Church Sunday‘ – it started in England about ten years ago, encouraging local churches to have one Sunday a year where every member had the chance to be an evangelist in a low-intensity manner: invite a friend to go to church with them. There was an initial flurry … Read moreInvite, Welcome, Befriend

12 Practical Tips On How To Do What Jesus Wants Us To Do

In January the Methodist Church in Ireland encouraged us to consider the theme, “Covenant and Choosing” so we could take extra time on the meaning and impact of the ‘Covenant Prayer‘. The third service focused on Christ at the Centre, using Luke 10:1-12. What follows is an excerpt of the script I was working from … Read more12 Practical Tips On How To Do What Jesus Wants Us To Do