She needs brothers for her to speak in your church

“When men are in the majority women speak 75% less”. One Princeton research team set out to measure how much less women talk. Male and female volunteers were put to work solving a budget challenge. The study found that in some cases women, when in the minority, spoke 75% less than men did. But itsContinue reading “She needs brothers for her to speak in your church”

PFE Wonder conference – mentoring and training female evangelists

Over the last year God has opened a door for many women to communicate the gospel in public. Douglas Johnson in Contending for the Faith writes about the history of IFES. He says “one of the chief lessons of war-time was how little things of the Spirit depend upon material conditions. Both student and graduateContinue reading “PFE Wonder conference – mentoring and training female evangelists”

Try Prayer – a new initiative for our community

This is a new initiative that we’ve set up in our community to invite our friends to try prayer. “When you pray, say: Father…” Luke 11:2 When thinking about prayer, what words come to your mind? Something detached, a thing to do or something you feel guilty about? We so easily forget that prayer isContinue reading “Try Prayer – a new initiative for our community”

Park life – a tour of Southampton and surrounding area

This guest blog is written by my friend Vanessa Baldwin When the November lockdown hit in 2020 and everything closed again (except playgrounds!) my family decided to make it our mission to try as many new parks within our local area as possible.  George age 5 and Kate age 2 were excited at the prospectContinue reading “Park life – a tour of Southampton and surrounding area”

She needs help failing in order to serve in your church

“The propensity to dwell on failure and mistakes, and an inability to shut out the outside world are, the biggest psychological impediments for female players” Mike Thibault, Mystics basketball coach, Confidence Code. Mike Thibault, legendary coach was in a unique position as he had trained both men and women at NBA level. Mike observed theContinue reading “She needs help failing in order to serve in your church”

Give a doorstep gift this Easter

A letterbox gift does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a gift that can be posted through the letterbox. It’s a convenient way to send a present to someone and they don’t have to worry about being at home to receive it. During lockdown, letterbox presents have become hugely popular. These giftsContinue reading “Give a doorstep gift this Easter”

She doesn’t feel good enough to serve in your church…

“Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them” Hewlett Packard Internal report. These statistics have been discussed and debated and the reasons why this is true put in question. Is this about confidence, a mistaken perception of the hiring process,Continue reading “She doesn’t feel good enough to serve in your church…”

Bunny rabbits, chocolates and the cross – how to communicate what Easter is really about

Over last few months community trails and activities have been popping up across the UK. These have brought people together and have encouraged a warm community spirit. Running a Nativity trail was straight forward, but Easter feels a little tricky. Due to the current situation, its hard to tell what level of restrictions we’ll haveContinue reading “Bunny rabbits, chocolates and the cross – how to communicate what Easter is really about”

How to run a Zoom school disco

The Half term holiday is fast approaching. Reflecting over the last few weeks, I am so grateful for our school and all that the teachers are doing. But like everyone else I’m exhausted at the prospect of another 5 weeks of lockdown life. We always mark the end of term with a huge cake sale,Continue reading “How to run a Zoom school disco”

Events that communicate goodness, beauty and truth – it starts with the invite

Are you are getting bored of meeting online? Wondering how to inject new life into your gatherings? In my line of work I help students and staff across Europe communicate the good news of Jesus Christ. We often run online topical events gathering people from a diverse background. But is there any point in runningContinue reading “Events that communicate goodness, beauty and truth – it starts with the invite”