Tag: "church growth"

The Leadership Knife Edge

Pastors Dave and Jenny Gilpin tag team in talking through knife edge issues of leadership in the church today. It begins with the need to create feedback friendly churches and the huge challenge of not seeing correction as rejection in an age where everyone has a rejection complex.

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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14 Reasons Why Churches Grow

Most of us get threatened from time to time over the growth of someone else’s church. To ease the pressure, we often ‘box off’ the other church by labelling it with a connotation that could mean underhanded leadership or easy believerism!

Old Wisdom vs New Wisdom

When you come into leadership, there is plenty of wisdom available though not always necessarily true. Dave Gilpin looks at some commonly known nuggets of wisdom and gets the real truth out of them.

How beautiful are the feet – yeah right!

There’s a cult of perfection out there. There’s an idea that to walk with Jesus is to never fail, never experience increasing trials and never bleed one drop of blood. Dave Gilpin begs to differ.

Removing Your Youth Annex

Most people get saved or get serious between the ages of 15 and 25. Every church that has a genuine desire for growth, ought to fully resource that area of church life.

From Ground Zero To Lift Off

Dave Gilpin’s real life diary charts the course that took Hope City Church, still reeling from a conflict that saw many people leave and their nearby satellite Church part company, into a new season of amazing growth and vitality.