Category Archive: Leadership

My Book has been Released

  My book, Understanding Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Ministry Leaders and Survivors, was released yesterday. I wrote it to provide a clear and accessible introduction to understanding the complex trauma resulting from sexual… Continue reading

Five Ethical Principles to Guide Putting Together a Church Planting Team

Church planting at its best may be the most strategic dimension of mission. At its worst it can be an expression of selfish ambition and turf war. The energy and excitement of a new… Continue reading

Governance Principles for Church Councils

I was recently asked to give a presentation on how general governance principles might assist Church Councils. The forum was the Urban Mission Network, focusing quite specifically on Congregations of the Uniting Church.… Continue reading

Do Entrepreneurs Feel Closer To God?

This from Harvard Business Review: A new study by academics at Baylor University found that entrepreneurs prayed more frequently than other people and were more likely to believe that God was personally responsive to… Continue reading

A Few Thoughts on Paul’s Overlooked Ministry as ‘Herald’

A while ago, a friend text me a verse: 2 Timothy 1:11, For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, and for this reason I suffer as I… Continue reading

Church Culture: What Should be Normal?

I have many frank discussions with friends and Ministers about church. Frankly, a lot are in dire need of significant change. They’re often initially vague about what exactly  it is, but ultimately the… Continue reading

The 10 Most Publicised Abusive Comments about Julia Gillard

Colleagues and I were were discussing the various costs of leadership recently, in particular the sheer exposure to criticism that it invites. This is highlighted in the political arena currently, particularly the incredible… Continue reading

Thought Bubble: Three Attributes of a Good Result

WARNING: Every now and then a new thought arrives, which may or may not just be bleeding obvious to everyone else. From now on, I’m going to bravely post them. Here’s the first: … Continue reading

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