June 2008

Whatever You Do… Don’t Pass On The Baton

I hate it when people start talking about ‘passing on the baton’ to the next generation! I’m not doing it. It’s not that I don’t love ‘em and it’s not that I’m insecure, but I’m simply not going there. The only place I can see that happening in scripture is when someone’s about to die! I’m not planning on it so I’m not performing the ultimate plan for it.

Reinventing Church For The 21st Century

What does the church in the 21st century look like? Many are looking for the answer and searching to re-invent church to make it both potent and relevant to our world.

The Premier League

Not everyone in church life is in the Premier League. There are many who play outside of that league. Churches are filled with people who play in the Championship League, League 1, League 2 and a big number that only play in the pub leagues on Sundays. Dave Gilpin explains his findings.

Don’t Give An Order, Create A Culture

In America, if you want a sure fire way of winning on the stock market, stay at home and watch golf on the TV. The analysts have figured out that every time Tiger Woods plays in his home country, share prices soar the following day.

Let Me Entertain You

Entertainment has always been associated with either the superficial side of Christian living or the downright worldly side but it is never officially associated with serious Christian living. We all crave entertainment, but, alongside charisma, money and creativity, it’s been sabotaged by the spirit of religion and made to pay a debt it did not owe.

Bring Back Personality Driven Churches

Learn how to master the art of Culture Creation for growth in your church. After almost 20 years in full time ministry, Dave Gilpin gets angry at the colour that dominates the Christian sky-line…’beige’.

The Reinvention Of Vision

If someone asked you what the vision of your church is, would you reply with goals and statistics, or with the type of person you’re looking to see emerge? Dave Gilpin investigates the pressures leaders are under to fabricate vision in order to fulfil the profile of a ‘visionary’ leader.