November 2010

The Bench – Podcast

Every great team has one. Every great player has been on one. Found in a small strip of no man’s land between the fields of endeavour and the Grandstand of compromise lies THE BENCH. It’s the place for recovery, reinvention and the rookie – waiting for his number to be called. It’s the bit between seasons and it’s the bit that says everything about the real you.

The Bench – my greatest mistake in ministry was to remove it

Traditionally if you want to mobilise the church, you encourage people to get off the stands and get onto the field – to stop being spectators and start becoming participants of the greatest game in history – the rise of God’s Church in the 21st Century.
Yet, there’s a little place that’s rarely talked about, rarely noticed and rarely appreciated by either players or spectators – it’s called THE BENCH.

The Bench – A Short Story By Dave Gilpin

Every great team has one. Every great player has been on one. Found in a small strip of no man’s land between the fields of endeavour and the Grandstand of compromise lies THE BENCH. DAVE GILPIN illuminates what he thinks is the greatest mistake of his ministry life – the absence of THE BENCH. From now on, THE BENCH IS BACK IN TOWN!