She can’t find a way back into ministry

This is part of a series of life stories written in response to the #SheNeeds series. She Needs is a series of blogs that encourage conversation about what women need to flourish in the church. This post is written by a friend in response to the blog She needs you to fix the leaky pipe.Continue reading “She can’t find a way back into ministry”

Some days, I wish I were a man

Stories written in response to the #SheNeeds series This is an anonymous story written by a friend. I grew up in a Christian family and committed to follow Jesus at the early age of 8. My enthusiasm, boldness and leadership skills were commented upon by those around me. I had felt a strong calling toContinue reading “Some days, I wish I were a man”

She doesn’t want to be treated like a child

Stories written in response to the #SheNeeds series This is an anonymous story written by a friend. “A while ago I read an article by Jen Wilkin about the Three Female Ghosts who haunt the church. Jen wrote about the three different ways that women are treated by people in the church; the usurper, theContinue reading “She doesn’t want to be treated like a child”

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”

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”