Church life

Beating change-malaise

June 25, 2010 | Archie PoulosChange in church structures occurs slowly, while change malaise can result in damaging conflict. Archie Poulos offers 5 tips in navigating change.

Mission is difficult

June 10, 2010 | Archie PoulosWhy do we think Mission is particularly difficult in Sydney?

How to make inviting easy

June 3, 2010 | Archie PoulosInviting a colleague to church is met with such trepidation. Yet it is so easy to invite friends to other things we are interested in: sporting events, entertainment and recreational activities.

Anxiety busters = healthy ministry?

May 27, 2010 | Archie PoulosWhy the best pastors like to laugh.

Tribalism: a big problem

May 20, 2010 | Archie PoulosOne aspect of being human really gets in the way of ministry.

Church plants have all the success?

May 13, 2010 | Archie PoulosWhy do new churches seem to grow, and our long term, ongoing congregations find growth so difficult?

An easier way to evangelise?

May 6, 2010 | Archie PoulosWe may well laugh, but it is all too common to hear of people who have had to ask their Christian friend to bring them back to church.

Sydney: where rage is all the rage

April 29, 2010 | Archie PoulosThree simple ways we can prioritise courtesy, care and compassion.

Take seniors more seriously

April 22, 2010 | Archie PoulosSeniors constitute a large proportion of the population, but it is ministry we don't think too much about.

The lost art of visitation

April 15, 2010 | Archie PoulosI fear that in our day clergy visiting congregation members has been lost. And there are many reasons it should be rediscovered...

Teach us to pray

April 8, 2010 | Archie PoulosWe often find it hard to pray. Here are some tips that may help.

Doorknocking is fun?

March 25, 2010 | Archie PoulosThere seems to be a such a big change in Sydney Anglican attitudes to door-knocking, that College students are doing it in their time off.

Fixing the geography of church

March 18, 2010 | Archie PoulosThere is a trend towards the 'professionalisation' of ministry: the ministry we should all be engaged in is done to us and for us by the people in charge.

Leopards don’t change their spots?

March 11, 2010 | Archie PoulosWhile a leopard is unable to change its spots, the Holy Spirit is powerfully at work in believers to transform them from their core.

The purpose of church

February 25, 2010 | Archie PoulosAs we gather in church what are we trying to achieve?