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”

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…”

Why the Rule of six could help your homegroup

This article is part two in a series. Please read part one first Why the Rule of Six could help your friendships. We belong to a Church home group called Rooted, for six years we’ve met together on alternate weeks. Our group consists of about fourteen people, but its pretty fluid. People come and goContinue reading “Why the Rule of six could help your homegroup”

5 Reasons Why We May Struggle To Exit Lockdown and How The Church Can Respond

This guest blog is from John Greenall Whilst many seem to think lockdown is over, many others are still at home not venturing out. Fear is palpable. On my neighbourhood WhatsApp group Jim at Number 28 shares a post saying that ambulances are scarce, and children are dying in large numbers. Am I the onlyContinue reading “5 Reasons Why We May Struggle To Exit Lockdown and How The Church Can Respond”

Let us sing

This Guest blog is from Jonty Allcock from The Globe Church One of the biggest disappointments of online church has been the singing. I hear people say this all the time. We miss being able to sing together. We miss the wonderful encouragement it is to join with others and lift our voices in worship.Continue reading “Let us sing”

A meal with Jesus

This guest blog post comes from Dave Bish and the team at Beeston Free Church When we moved to our church about four years ago my wife and I wanted to attend home group together, and we wanted our kids involved. So we started a new group, at 6pm. A simple but chaotic formula –Continue reading “A meal with Jesus”

Contagion phobia or what?

This guest blog is by Steve Sturman a Neurologist specialising in Neurorehabilitation It used to be just unlucky people caught up in accidents, terrorist attacks or distant wars but things have changed. All the givens have been moved and now life is strange and different. How do we react? What does this all mean forContinue reading “Contagion phobia or what?”

Learning from the experts in the new normal

Can you think of a situation where you’ve tried to learn something new without taking the advice of experts? This is me all over. My lack of patience plays out in many ways. One of these is an unwillingness to read instructions. This has resulted in many failed attempts at new recipes and DIY projects.Continue reading “Learning from the experts in the new normal”

Having a go at sharing hope

Our guest blog comes from Tim Dennis. For other blogs in our online evangelism series look here. The adventure started about 4 weeks ago… ‘I’m stuck at home, and I’m missing people— friends we laugh with as we stand on the sideline, freezing and watching our lads play football; the pals who make me waitContinue reading “Having a go at sharing hope”

Intentional interruption

Our guest blog is from Jonathan Thomas When lock down started, as a pastor of church with a good number of older folk, I realised that two things were going to be true of them over the coming months: they would be lonely, and they would be desperate for good teaching. So, I decided toContinue reading “Intentional interruption”