Church life

Tabloids: good news for churches

February 18, 2010 | Archie PoulosUnfortunately many people in our suburbs don't even know that the church exists or what it does. So how do we make ourselves visible?

Just surviving? Its OK

February 11, 2010 | Archie PoulosI can't remember how many times I have told people that the Christian life is one in which we should thrive, rather than just survive. I now repent of this.

Confessions from a Camping Holiday

January 28, 2010 | Archie PoulosI confess! I don't practise what I preach.

Global warming from the pulpit?

December 3, 2009 | Archie PoulosWhy we should hear more about climate change from our pulpits.

Leaving a church badly

November 26, 2009 | Archie PoulosWhat should you do when you are discontent in church?

Good ministry: chaos or order?

November 19, 2009 | Archie PoulosShould we strive for chaos or order in our ministry?

How did God use your holiday?

November 12, 2009 | Archie PoulosRecently I have been really moved by friends who went on extended holidays to their Greek homeland.

Prepare for the end!

November 5, 2009 | Archie PoulosPsychological research into the way endings shape people's emotional response made me thinking again about how to end a sermon.

The Halo Effect

October 29, 2009 | Archie PoulosWhy have churches lost their halo in recent decades? And is this a problem?

One meeting or many meetings?

October 22, 2009 | Archie PoulosWhat is the relationship between the gathering that is being held this week and what we do every Sunday?

Connecting: it’s easier than we think

October 15, 2009 | Archie PoulosI received a 'Connect09' lesson when I discovered a retired missionary who knows my Greek relatives better than me

Can we crack the Bible Study problem?

October 11, 2009 | Archie PoulosHow can we organise things so that husbands and wives with kids can be actively involved in Bible study together?

Church gatherings: meeting with God

October 4, 2009 | Archie PoulosTim Keller, the famous New York preacher, argues that being caught up in the transcendence of God should be a central mark of our church gatherings. Is he right?

Fertilising the fruit

September 27, 2009 | Archie PoulosFruit of the Spirit... do we strive together for these traits, expect to see them, and rejoice when they seen in our congregational life?

Secrets to a sizzling sermon

September 17, 2009 | Archie PoulosWhat makes an interesting and relevant sermon?