Leadership Letter 2: Spiritual Gifts

This is the second of my Leadership letters. I want to help people know and use their spiritual gifts more effectively, and help others use theirs well. Spiritual gifts are designed to point people to Jesus, to alleviate human suffering, and to help us move forward in our relationship with God. They are an adventureContinue reading “Leadership Letter 2: Spiritual Gifts”

Ministry is a Series of Conversations and Interruptions

Like you, I have a life that often feels over-full and very stretching. When people ask “how I am doing?” I don’t like saying that “I’m busy” but rather, try to reply, “my days are full.” I say this for 2 reasons. Firstly, when we say “I am busy,” sensitive people easily interpret that asContinue reading “Ministry is a Series of Conversations and Interruptions”

Even though you can, doesn’t mean you should!

Victoria & I recently climbed the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – the first of our list of Great New Zealand walks that we intend to do over the next few years. I asked the owner of the lodge we were staying at what were some of the more memorable climbers he had had stay there. AndContinue reading “Even though you can, doesn’t mean you should!”

Leadership Letter 1 – Vision Values and Structure

I wanted to make my Leadership Letters available to you here. They were first published on the Vineyard Churches Aotearoa New Zealand website (www.vineyard.org.nz), and you can also view a short video summary of the letters on the VCANZ site as well. Of course there are a lot of other really helpful resources and information thatContinue reading “Leadership Letter 1 – Vision Values and Structure”