How long should a group go for? A year? 5 years? Most leaders don’t even consider this question. Usually we start a group and then expect that it will continue indefinitely, til death do us part. But there might be some benefits to having an end point. Have a listen to this short 7 min podcast to hear some of…Details
Last weekend our Pathway group decided to hold an ‘induction service’ for one of the group who was starting a new role as a minister with a local church organisation. In case you’re not sure what an induction is, it is simply a chance to stop and pray for people who have been called into ministry, and to ‘set them apart’ for that important work. It usually involves reading some relevant passages of the Bible, hearing about the specifics of this new role and then praying for a ‘blessing’ on this new minister.
That all seems like good stuff, however once we got to planning the day some uncomfortable thoughts began to emerge.Details
OK, you’re a leader of a group, but there are other leaders out there. Have you ever thought about how you could connect and bless someone else? Here are some of Steve’s thoughts on this. And let us know some of the ways you’ve connected with other leaders. http://ourpathway.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/leaders-can-i-support-another-leader.mp3 To download this to listen to later,…Details
Recently we gathered people together to explore the idea of ‘sabbath’ and why God instructed us so clearly about this practice. I have outlined here what we did in case any of you wanted to take this as a staring point and adapt it. Please bear in mind that we had around 30 people there…Details
Ten years ago my wife and I decided to gather a few friends together to ask the question, “what would it look like if we took Jesus seriously and began to live out his WAY in our family, on our street, in our suburb, in Australia, in 2001?” I know it’s a familiar question but…Details
Cheerleading really matters… I heard about this report that was recently done into the effects on people of positive and negative comments. The basic results are as follows :- General positive feedback = +100 Specific positive feedback = +50 Specific negative feedback = -200 General negative feedback = -1000 Re-read that again closely… Many people…Details