Church life

Permission to be honest

December 10, 2012 | Archie PoulosWhy is it that members of our congregations can seem to be growing and maturing well and then all of a sudden give up the faith or engage in gross sin?

Respecting Respect

December 3, 2012 | Archie PoulosRespect for others and their positions is something we so easily get wrong.

Launching off Chappo’s shoulders

November 22, 2012 | Archie PoulosJohn Chapman was wrong!

Just say no

November 16, 2012 | Archie PoulosIt is not the usual advice that you get, but saying 'no' to Christian activities grows the size of ministry.

Does height matter?

November 9, 2012 | Archie PoulosHave you ever thought about the effect, on the listener and upon the preacher, of the height of the preacher’s platform above the congregation?

No idea what to do!

November 2, 2012 | Archie PoulosWe can often feel incapable in charting a way forward, resulting in us feeling like failures for our inability to get it right.

The pain of goodbyes and the joy of hellos

October 29, 2012 | Archie PoulosIt is an all too common occurrence that people leave a congregation to join another. What should we do?

Colouring the waters with the gospel

October 8, 2012 | Archie PoulosIs our outreach more effective if we all do similar things or if everyone is let to do whatever they think is appropriate?

Fertilising the tree and picking fruit

October 3, 2012 | Archie PoulosWhy has the number of people preparing for mission and ministry work declined? I keep being asked this question.

Inefficient ministry

September 25, 2012 | Archie PoulosThere can be a time and place for inefficiency in our churches.

What’s in a name?

September 18, 2012 | Archie PoulosKnowing someone's name is key to developing a relationship. Using name tags effectively is crucial in our welcoming.

Broadening our view of the ‘marginalised’

September 7, 2012 | Archie PoulosOne thing both Christians and unbelievers agree upon is the need to care for the marginalized in our society.

Welcoming visitors

August 31, 2012 | Archie PoulosThe language we use as we welcome people at church is significant.

Why do I fail so often?

August 24, 2012 | Archie PoulosThe most widespread pastoral issue I face in church is that of assurance.

How radical should we be?

August 10, 2012 | Archie PoulosAs churches move from the traditional village service model to ministry in the 21st century, we need to ask 'how radical should our changes be?'