Leadership Development Presentation 5 August

God has kindly increased our number, and spread us more widely than ever before. We have been considering the implications for our leadership for quite some time. After much consultation, study and prayer we are delighted to bring the conclusions to the congregation this Friday 5th August.  Please come along to hear Tim and Malcolm explain the new plans. The presentation will be recorded for any who are unable to make it. Please be praying for these important developments.


Spiritual Ambition

Spiritual Ambition

In our first leadership class of 2016 we looked at the issue of “Spiritual Ambition”. One of the questions we asked in the session was who in the Bible inspired us with their spiritual ambition.

We also asked people for their definitions of spiritual ambition.  Here are some of the responses:

Definitions of Spiritual Ambition

“With reluctance and humility recognising God’s call and his will you become a servant with a desire to see change.”

Amey, Tom, Saroj and Caroline composed the following tweet: “A person with spiritual ambition does the best they can with what they have for the glory of God”


Biblical Examples of Spiritual Ambition

Pip, Anna-kaisa and Harry said, “Our biblical character is Moses:  Mark 10:45.”

Amey, Tom, Saroj and Caroline’s Bible character: the woman with the alabaster jar. She did all she could with all she had and as a result gained forgiveness and salvation, Mark 14:8.

“Was Jesus a good listener?”

good-listenerWas Jesus a good listener? (audio version here, video version here)

I’m preparing a leadership training workshop for members of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. The topic is, “Listening like Jesus” and it is focussed on listening skills.

I am convinced that Jesus was an excellent listener, but the scriptures demonstrating this are sparse.

So my question is, do you see Jesus as a good listener? And if so, what persuades you that this was a strong part of his character?

I would greatly value your thoughts. Please leave a comment below this post or email me on mccx@mac.com.

Many thanks, and God bless,