Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Times and seasons...

This blog, covering a wide range of aspects of church leadership has appeared regularly since October 2008 - I trust that regular visitors/recipients have found content that has been worth reading and that has proved useful to them in their leadership. Everything that has appeared here has been shared from my own experience or from the lives of other leaders who have proved themselves worth following – Bill Hybels, John C Maxwell, Jim Tomberlin, Jim Collins and Tim Keller, to name a few.

My commitment to the local church and to seeing increasing effectiveness in our communities has taken us at King’s on a journey of discovery and faith, following our great and compassionate God and calling as many as we can to trust in Jesus. High Sundays, multiple meetings and multi-site church have become familiar terms to our leadership teams and our people. Everything we do, from Alpha to youth work is as intentional and focused on our mission as we can make it. Our finances are brought to bear on the vision that we constantly hold up to those who call King’s their home church and I am glad to say that the church has responded with faith, commitment and much hard work to that vision!

Currently I have decided to take a break from this blog to concentrate once again on what is another new phase of life at King’s involving a season of major staff restructuring and thinking through (yet again!) the way we do things – inevitably there are changes to be made to make us even more effective in the future! A growing church needs constant attention.

Meanwhile, you are welcome to keep informed of life at King’s via the King’s website and blog. It’s great to know that many of you look in on that blog on a regular basis and we are glad of your interest! 

If you would like to read further details of our journey as a church, Good to Grow tells the story of King’s over nearly two decades - right up until the time we became a multi-site church.

Whatever season you are facing as a leader or as a church, may God powerfully equip you to serve Him and the community around you – and may you know life and growth in an increasing way. It’s all for His glory!

I would like to thank my co-writer, Val Taylor, who has, with great creativity, patience and commitment, made this leadership blog possible. Every blessing, Val, in your new season!