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The Anatomy of Church Growth Pt 2

It’s time that ‘Healthy things grow’, yet there’s a point that a tree stops growing vertically, yet never stops reproducing laterally. To judge a tree by its height only and not by its ability to spread or shade is to make a wrong judgement. In forever comparing your church’s attractiveness

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The Anatomy of Church Growth

‘Healthy things grow’ is a slogan all of us have grown up with and while the gist of it is true, the application of it can get us all caught up in either mild panic or a mire of condemnation. There are two kinds of growing Churches in the world

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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.

Live Painting – Social Commentary

Dave Gilpin paints and talks about his changing heart, politicians, Katie Price and the world in which we live.

Fly on the Wall – Editing HopeCityTV

Each week Pastor Dave and some of his team have a live debate on current office dilemma It will give you a real life look in on the staff and workings of Hope City Church? Amusing and hopefully insightful. If you have any thoughts to add to the discussions –

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Live Painting – Introduction

Dave Gilpin paints live and talks about how he started painting and how most people’s paint sets (or gifts) lie in cupboard somewhere in their lives. It’s time to get them out and splash them on the canvas of our lives.

I’d Rather Be An Artist Than An Art Critic

Dave shares some of the wisdom of his recent messages preached at Hope City Church. From vision to practical issues, the weekly blog will keep you in touch with all that’s going on in Dave’s mind.

The Four Faces Of A Champion Church

Dave Gilpin talks to leaders on how to choose to look through the four faces of a champion church including: The Face of an Eagle – I See, The Face of an Ox – I Can, The Face of a Lion – I Will and The Face of a Man – I Trust. It’s time to out on your champion outfit for the great things ahead.

Unpacking Faith Living

In the week following Hope CIty Church’s incredible First Fruits Sunday – Dave Gilpin looks at living the faith life. There is always something else to be believing God for. When God’s resources are unlimited there is always more to be tapped into – according to our faith, be it unto us! it’s according to faith though so don’t be snooting around someone else’s well. Dig your own!

Thoughts on the Power of Momentum

There is a mysterious force that when allowed to build can cause your church to become unstoppable. It’s called momentum – and right at the outset of 2009 Dave declares that gone are the days where you start something and then stop because of discouragement and then start again. The power of keeping on going in the face of adversity makes you unstoppable. When you give God your one talent – he’ll add another and then multiply your two. Your 2009 can’t afford to go by without it.

Dave Gilpin’s Video Blog 25 Oct 08

Each week Dave brings you his latest video blog that consists of disconnected thoughts, musings and ramblings of a man with a lot on his mind! Trying not to step into ‘professional’ talk that a lot of pastors fall into so easily, Dave tries oh so hard to keep it fresh. He loves his camcorder – so here goes…

Dave Gilpin’s Video Blog 17 Oct 08

Each week Dave brings you his latest video blog that consists of disconnected thoughts, musings and ramblings of a man with a lot on his mind! Trying not to step into ‘professional’ talk that a lot of pastors fall into so easily, Dave tries oh so hard to keep it fresh. He loves his camcorder – so here goes…

Dave Gilpin’s Video Blog 10 Oct 08

Each week Dave brings you his latest video blog that consists of disconnected thoughts, musings and ramblings of a man with a lot on his mind! Trying not to step into ‘professional’ talk that a lot of pastors fall into so easily, Dave tries oh so hard to keep it fresh. He loves his camcorder – so here goes…

Dave Gilpin’s Video Blog – 19 Sept 08

This week Dave Gilpin celebrates after a fantastic weekend with Ps Mike Murphy and the completion of ‘Phase One’ of the new Sheffield Auditorium. It’s the start of a new season and nothing is going to bring his confidence down from soaring through heights he has never flown in before.

New Beginnings

Hello! Welcome to the very first blog from me on davegilpin.com. It’s always good when you start something new – I’ve just got to make sure that it stays well out of the rhetoric that pastors and leaders find themselves droning on with when they lose their spark!