There is nothing more important

“You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed.”   A.J. Gordon

The Marks of Effective Leadership

In his book, Dying for Change, American author Leith Anderson recounts the story of the battle of Saratoga, west of the Hudson River, during the American War of Independence. It was a confrontation that many historians consider to have been the turning point of the Revolution. In purely numerical terms the American patriot troops faced […]

Tim Keller on Church Planting

HGLT 2: Creating an Environment for Growth

We have seen that effective discipleship can best be achieved when believers meet together in small groups as well as in the larger context. However, it is important to realise that not just any type of small group will do.  People can meet for prayer and Bible study for years yet never grow to trust […]

HGLT 1: The Biblical Basis for Home Group Ministry

The biblical basis for Home Group ministry begins in the very nature and character of the God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It continues in the strategy of Jesus and in the life and witness of the early and contemporary church. When we read through the scriptures and the history of the church around the world we see that Christians meeting together in small group communities has been one of the key elements in the building of the church…

What is Worship?

RTG 10: The Gospel as it used to be

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican is widely recognised as one of the great triumphs in human artistic endeavour. Painted from 1508 to 1512, Michelangelo’s striking portrayal of the creation, fall and destruction of humankind by the flood has evoked enormous praise for its interpretative and creative genius. […]

Clarifying our Mission – part 2 – the most important clarity of all.

RTG 9: Rediscovering the World – the yeast of Separatism

“Come ye out from among them and be ye separate.” 2 Cor 6:17
I first encountered the ‘doctrine’ of separation, or non-fellowship as it is also known, during my early attempts to join a local church. Such was its hold in one I attended that the church leaders there not only refused to socialise with their non-Christian colleagues outside of work, they would also not even eat with them whilst in work…

Home Group Leadership Training (HGLT) : Introduction & Overview

Welcome to the Home Group Leadership Training (HGLT) series! Since the very beginning of the Christian church followers of Jesus Christ  have been meeting together in small, home-based groups to encourage and challenge one another in their journey of faith. In the pages that follow you will find an introduction to the basic information and […]