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!
Dave Gilpin believes that the healing revival in Lakeland, Florida could be making people a little less well rather than making them better! In this controversial article he looks at the supersizing of the Christian faith and the health risks it poses.
When things are financially tight in church life, or even in your personal life, it could be a sign that you’re actually smack bang in the middle of God’s will. Sometimes we just need a jolt. Our propensity for routine and familiarity slowly leads us away from noticing changes in season and changes in the mind of the Holy Spirit. When forced to really hear what the Spirit is saying we finally wake up and move out into new territory in God.
Not everyone in church life is in the Premier 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.
New volunteers and staff members that are seconded to be a part of a dynamic and effective team in the life of your church often go through seven stages before the ‘Team Thing’ really clicks and the authority of God really emerges.
You can’t stop people leaving your church. You can try to minimise it by more effective care and discipleship, but you can’t stop it.