Loyalty 4: Recognizing Seeds of Disloyalty I

It is difficult to tell who will be loyal and who will stab you into the back.  Sometimes someone will swear blind they don’t know then go on to be your best leader (like Peter), others you give all the jobs to and they then are the ones who betray you (Judas).  However, there areContinue reading “Loyalty 4: Recognizing Seeds of Disloyalty I”

Loyalty 3: An Analysis of Loyalty

To read part 1 of this series, click here.To read part 2 of this series, click here. So far, we have discussed how to stay loyal, how to engender loyalty and that loyalty truly is the number one component to a successful ministry.  Today we are going to focus on the quality of loyalty –Continue reading “Loyalty 3: An Analysis of Loyalty”

Loyalty (part 2) Fully Persuaded

Last week we discussed loyalty and how to maintain loyalty in a church or organization.  Today I want to continue that thought by discussing something called “fully persuaded”.   I think most people have realized that to be a leader means to be accused.   If you are in leadership, the only way to stop them talkingContinue reading “Loyalty (part 2) Fully Persuaded”

Loyalty (part 1)

One of the most important keys in living a successful life is learning the principles behind loyalty. We live in a generation which has largely forgotten the principles of loyalty – and therefore has forgotten the keys to qualification to success.  In a day in which people denigrate local churches, rebel against legitimate authority andContinue reading “Loyalty (part 1)”

Decision Making as a Leader

You are in charge – so you make the decision.  Don’t worry who you upset or offend, do what is right.  It’s your vision, your pure, whole, beautiful vision.  Don’t let them make it a patchwork of their half-baked ideas they have never worked out for themselves.   Do what you know to be right.Continue reading “Decision Making as a Leader”

Mentors and Mentoring

  I am going to take a tiny reprieve from our current series on The Reality Gap (parts 1 and 2 can be found here and here respectively, and next week we will discuss part 3 – The Pursuit of Excellence) and talk a little bit today on mentoring.  I haven’t really gathered my thoughts,Continue reading “Mentors and Mentoring”

The Reality Gap (part II: the danger of Idealism)

Ever been to a perfect church?  Ever heard a perfect sermon?  Ever been in a perfect time of worship?  Ever received a perfect offering?  Ever had a perfect leader’s meeting? I doubt it.   Nothing done on earth is perfect.  You might as well admit it as the evidence is totally in your face screamingContinue reading “The Reality Gap (part II: the danger of Idealism)”

The Reality Gap (part I: what is the Reality Gap)

  HI there, I’m Benjamin Conway, and I am the pastor of Tree of Life Church – we meet currently in three locations across England every Sunday and we are looking to increase that rapidly! This is our blog for leaders and church leaders.  Our blog on church life is called http://www.treeoflifeblog.com and you areContinue reading “The Reality Gap (part I: what is the Reality Gap)”

Planning Your Preaching (Benjamin Conway)

Planning Your Preaching! One of the things that I often get asked is “how can I preach better?” or “how can I preach with a better response or better results?”  The fact is that preaching the gospel is the power of God – that’s how people get saved, get healed, get transformed.  Preaching is one ofContinue reading “Planning Your Preaching (Benjamin Conway)”