Dealing With Worry 01: What is Worry?

Welcome to the Dream Academy. We are here to help you walk in your dreams through motivation, teaching, inspiration and challenge. Today is #teachingtuesday, and we are going to start a series on dealing with worry. Worry is one of the biggest dream-killers that exists. You need to learn how to identify and deal withContinue reading “Dealing With Worry 01: What is Worry?”

Loyalty 8: Signs of Disloyalty 5 – the Backstab

This is the final posting on signs of disloyalty, but there will be a couple more posts on the concepts and the importance of loyalty coming up!  My name is Benjamin Conway, and I pastor the Tree of Life Church, and you are going to have a great time reading this blog! So far weContinue reading “Loyalty 8: Signs of Disloyalty 5 – the Backstab”

Loyalty 7: Signs of Disloyalty 4: POLITICS!

The next stage of disloyalty after turning critical is turning political.  Political people damage a church and need to be handled carefully and firmly.  You know when you are boiling a kettle, before it boils over you see and hear the steam escaping.  That is the political stage – it doesn’t boil over yet, butContinue reading “Loyalty 7: Signs of Disloyalty 4: POLITICS!”

Making Great Relationships – A Key to Fulfilling Your Destiny

Hi there, my name is Benjamin Conway and I am the pastor of Tree of Life Church, and the founder of the Tree of Life Network.  Every week I pen a Bible study for our elders to use in their homes to disciple and lead people into walking in their dreams.  This week I feltContinue reading “Making Great Relationships – A Key to Fulfilling Your Destiny”

Loyalty 6… Signs of Disloyalty 3: Criticism

Hi there, my name is Benjamin Conway, and I am the pastor of Tree of Life Church in Dagenham.  We are currently looking at the topic of Loyalty – something you need to cultivate as a leader.  As soon as someone gets to the passive stage of disloyalty (stage 2, as discussed here), you needContinue reading “Loyalty 6… Signs of Disloyalty 3: Criticism”

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”

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)”