Category Archives: leadership

an uncelebrated key to success

I watched with Canadian pride as our figure skating team won the gold medal at the 2018 Olympics in Korea. The announcer said this about Tessa Virtue, who skating with ice dance partner Scott Moir, sealed the deal for gold. … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU EVER STOOD ON HOLY GROUND?

I was sitting in the front row of the chapel, with all the other pastors and leaders who would take part in the Sunday worship. The worship centre was filled with students, faculty and families, and the worship team had … Continue reading

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do we really ‘get’ worship?

Sometimes it is so frustrating – I mean we know Jesus said that true worship is a matter of where the heart is, that it is about spirit and not form right?  In John 4:23-24, in response to the question about … Continue reading

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why churches grow

Everyone has their own theories. And I have always taken Acts 2:42-47 as my model/philosophy. Five years ago Carey Nieuhof (Founding & Lead Pastor of Connexus Church in Ontario) wrote what follows. I think he is on to something, and … Continue reading

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hello, my name is doug, and I’m a pragmatist

Theologian, writer, great Bible preacher – phrases that describe the late John Stott. Jeff Loach lamented his recent passing by stating  “We lack ‘elder statesmen’ in the church … I sometimes wonder if theology has taken a back seat to pragmatism.” … Continue reading

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Romanian Church Leaders Gather, Eager to Learn

On Saturday March 19 2011 we held another Barnabas School of Ministry Seminar at Trinity Church in Bacau, Romania. I was excited to be with these students again, with some to renew friendships begun last November with others to greet … Continue reading

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a quick look at basic leadership

Learning About Christian Leadership  Acts 20:17-37 1.  Who has served as a spiritual role model for you? What about that person has rubbed off on you?  2.  What characterized Paul’s ministry?  3.  What does it mean to “keep watch”?  4.  … Continue reading

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