Journeys in Ministry

If the hand of God is in today’s seismic shifts in the landscape of our churches then resistance is futile!  Today’s questions unite believers across the full spectrum of the churches – inherited, micro, simple, organic and emerging. My heart is to serve and not resist whatever God is doing today! As we engage with these questions I believe there are amazing treasures to be found in the roots of our traditions. Such as:

  • The ways of journeying together pioneered by people like Thomas Helwys and the first Baptists…
  • The soul-friendship and co-housing of monastic brothers and sisters like Aidan, Fursa, Hilda and the Celtic missionaries; Benedict, Scholastica and the first Benedictines…
  • The close conversation, “soul work” and redistribution of wealth central to the work of John Wesley and the early Methodists…
  • The radical liberation of grassroots initiative represented by mendicant communities – like those of Francis and Clare of Assisi, or C20th catalysts like Paolo Freire

My personal rule of life, The Simple Rule, is rooted in those values. These are the threads you will find running through all the posts on this website.

“Are you on task?” And other questions…

Beauty, Sex and Babies, and what Augustine got wrong…

Do you know your assignment?

A Time to Lament

The Leading Man Syndrome & Avoiding Spiritual Abuse

Three Models of Prophetic Leadership

PODCAST: The Structure the Changes the World pt1

PODCAST: The Structure that Changes the World pt2

Talking with Molong Nacua – living organic church in the Philippines

God loves people and places

PODCAST: God heals people and places

The apostolic art of becoming guests

What you see is what you get! (Church, Household and Mission) (PODCAST)

New Paradigms for Leadership

Leadership as Masterclass – Acting Workshop with Michael Caine

Chaplains and Spider Webs

Burning Bushes & holding on to your calling

Jesus, the Shepherds, the Wise Men and…Santa??

The Problem of the Christian Missionary – A Jewish Perspective

What’s wrong with the world?

The Gospel & Food!

The Leader as Story-teller

Calling all Artists…(on the art of prophecy)

A Tale of Two Leaders

Why posts about what you had for dinner are important

Leaders – Experts or Companions?

Women’s Leadership & the Bible

Poverty and the Gift of Delight


The Four Steps – Part 1

The Four Steps – Part 2

The Four Steps – Part 3

The Four Steps – Part 4

The Four Steps – Part 5



Angels – Part 2

Obedience and the Blood of Jesus

Simple, Bold, Persistent Prayer

Simple, Bold, Persistent Prayer – Part 2

Giving & Tithing – a personal perspective

Learning to Hear God Speak

PODCAST – How we handle the Bible

PODCAST – Times of Change


New Year, New Thing

Five Step Model for ministering with Healing

Saying Thank You to St Andrew’s Chorleywood

Vineyard and the Avoidance of Hype

The Heart of Vineyard Worship – No Small Gift

Vineyard’s Vital Debt to Quakerism

Carol Wimber – How it Started (PODCAST)

Carol Wimber – How it Started – Worship for Jesus Alone (PODCAST)

Carol Wimber – How it Started – The Kingdom, already and the not yet (PODCAST)

Carol Wimber – How it Started – Empowered for a Purpose (PODCAST)

Carol Wimber – How it Started – Kingdom Encounters / Come Holy Spirit (PODCAST)

Carol Wimber – How it Started – Remember the Poor – we need each other (PODCAST)

Carol Wimber – How it Started – God will have His Way (PODCAST)

Carol Wimber – How it Started – Carol’s Encouragement – Loving Jesus (PODCAST)

Kingdom Culture – and Vineyard DNA – Paul Wallis & YVV Panel (PODCAST)

SHARING THE JOURNEY – A three year conversation with a brother in the Gospel

Sharing the journey with Aaron Snow pt1 (Ministry & Life’s Seasons)

Sharing the journey with Aaron Snow pt 2 (And What is Church?)

Sharing the Journey with Aaron Snow pt 3 (Vocations & Priorities)

Sharing the Journey with Aaron Snow pt 4 (Fundamentals and Unity)

Sharing the Journey with Aaron Snow pt 5 (Church and Kids in 2016)

Sharing the Journey with Aaron Snow pt 6 (Non-negotiables and Tree Changes)