Church life

Mega churches ... part 2

April 16, 2009 | Archie PoulosIt seems to me that there are three possible reasons why mega churches don't exist in Sydney.

Reason Sydney Anglicans don’t plant mega-churches

April 12, 2009 | Archie PoulosI keep being asked about why there are no Anglican mega-churches in Sydney.

Another way Connect09 could fail

April 3, 2009 | Archie PoulosThis week I want to raise another way we might end up failing to make the most of Connect09: not allowing the campaign to lift our heads above our current congregational life.

Ways Connect09 can fail

March 26, 2009 | Archie PoulosI have already seen and heard of great things happening through Connect09. But there are a number of ways the initiative could fail...

Newcomers: making the most of the first meeting

March 22, 2009 | Archie PoulosWhen a person walks into our church gatherings we are keen to make the first impression a memorable one...

What’s so special about church planting?

March 12, 2009 | Archie PoulosI have begun wondering why you can fill a conference on church planting when almost no one registers for conferences on church. Is it because there is something special about church planting?

Building passion for God

March 5, 2009 | Archie PoulosTraditionally we have thought that emotions get in the way of making right decisions, but now there is clinical evidence that indicates emotions are crucial in decision making. This backs up the observations of the Reformers and the teaching of Scripture...

Textured preaching: beyond the cheap shot

February 26, 2009 | Archie PoulosLast Friday I was sitting in the Moore College chapel having the privilege of listening to another great sermon from John Woodhouse when I was struck by the brilliant way in which he introduced his topic.

C09… why bother?

February 19, 2009 | Archie PoulosIf our neighbour's 'mini-cultures' don't fit our parish boundaries, why bother engaging our community?

Churches must utilise ‘mini-cultures’

February 12, 2009 | Archie PoulosLately, I have been excited to see congregational leaders planning how to best utilise the gifts God has given members of their congregations. However, it seems to me that one are of neglect is the 'mini cultures' we are part of.