5 Things I Learned Planning and Running Heal the Nations (our annual conference)

5. Delegate more and more and more.  The people love to serve and will constantly surprise you by the input they will put in to a conference if they can see that their work is actually making a difference in people’s lives.  Not only that it means you can focus on receiving the Word fromContinue reading “5 Things I Learned Planning and Running Heal the Nations (our annual conference)”

Paying People Less than the Market Rate

It’s not a problem for a ministry or church to pay people less than market rates who want to work for them. It’s not a sin. As long as three conditions are in place: 1. The person realizes that is the case before he enters the situation. You must be upfront with people. You cannotContinue reading “Paying People Less than the Market Rate”

Pastors and Elders IV: The Requirements for an Elder (part 1)

Although good churches should be built on the grace of God, the moment you step into church leadership there are expectations of character.  Otherwise the church will implode.  For the next few weeks, we will examine the qualifications for eldership as outlined by the apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 3. Now remember – only JesusContinue reading “Pastors and Elders IV: The Requirements for an Elder (part 1)”

3 Leadership Lessons from England in the World Cup

3. You have to put energy and experience into defence.  The natural attitude of a leader is to advance, to take ground and to win.  But while we are called to be pioneers and move forward, you have to also ensure that no one is going to advance on you.  England did not have defendersContinue reading “3 Leadership Lessons from England in the World Cup”

Pastors and Elders III: What Paul taught the Elders

I said in the first post in this series (https://benjaminconway.net/2014/05/19/pastors-and-elders-ii-the-elders-conference/) that we would find out what Paul taught the elders at Miletus.  And I give you my word that before this series is over we will look at Acts 20.  But due to emails and questions that have arisen from the first post, I amContinue reading “Pastors and Elders III: What Paul taught the Elders”

Pastors and Elders II: The Elders Conference

In Acts 20.17 Paul travels to Miletus, and calls all the elders of the Ephesian church to him. And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church There were a lot of elders in the church in Ephesus.  Paul decided he wanted to separate the elders and teach them theContinue reading “Pastors and Elders II: The Elders Conference”

Be A Voice, Not an Echo!

I recently read an article on pastoral leadership, and as I was reading it, it just seemed inauthentic, and at the same time a little bit familiar.  So after a little time with Google, I found out this article was actually two other articles, both penned by experienced pastors, both of which I had alreadyContinue reading “Be A Voice, Not an Echo!”