Outlier Preachers

I had the opportunity to take some time off this morning to recover from a developing cold and a busy week at college mission, and what better way to kick back than with good book in hand. So I picked up Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers off my shelf after not really cracking it open since Book Depository deliveredContinue reading “Outlier Preachers”

Humble Leadership

I was at a para-church organisation leaders meeting recently and had an interesting experience. I was the youngest member in the room (in fact, I had just tagged along) so I walked around pouring tea for the respective leaders and as I was doing that, I recalled a vivid memory from a conference that I organised justContinue reading “Humble Leadership”

The Next Generation of Leaders 

  I’ve been spending the past few days at NextGen16 and it’s been fantastic. There’s nothing like sitting under strong biblical preaching, worshipping in song, and spending time with young bible study leaders and future leaders of their respective churches. My co-leader and I have 15 guys and gals in our group and one ofContinue reading “The Next Generation of Leaders “

Church Buildings and Priorities

Pastor Rick Warren from Saddleback Church recently wrote an article titled ‘Does Your Church Really Need a Bigger Building’ that addresses a key issue among church circles today. In a culture where the remnants of christendom are fading and where there is an increasing emphasis on church planting, the question that is highlighted in Warren’s titleContinue reading “Church Buildings and Priorities”

Why Internship?

In many evangelical circles, programs like the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) or Metro are usual pathways for those who have been identified to be suitable for pastoral ministry. For those who are less familiar with these programs, they are essentially 2 year pre-seminary (theological college) apprenticeships that enable candidates to have more hands-on ministry experience before theyContinue reading “Why Internship?”

Momentous May

‘In God’s inside-out kingdom, the irony is that sacrifice will never be in vain, but will only end in gain’ These are the words that I ended my sermon with last week on the 8th of June. That Sunday marked the end of another month’s worth of ministry and study. Upon reflection, the most challengingContinue reading “Momentous May”