There is a school just to the North of where I live that started out as a simple farm school but is now large and thriving. In its very early years we, the Village Church, were asked to come and lead Tuesday afternoon Bible studies for the learners. Opposition immediately sprung up among both the
As I recounted in my last blog post, the high point of these missions is the Sunday morning service. This service was the culmination of meetings on both Friday and Saturday nights as well as a small group session on the Saturday morning. On Sunday morning everything is drawn together in a
With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”Matthew 19:26 Before taking up the role of pastoring a local church, I was involved in an organisation that arranged for teams of lay people to conduct week-end missions at various more traditional churches. At that stage they
Published in SATS ‘Pastor to Pastor’ Anyone who has been a pastor for more than a decade will most likely have some of the following concerns: • That, irrespective of the average wealth of the congregation, one third of the income earners supply two thirds of the church’s income.