4 things to help people find their part in building God’s Kingdom

Rachel Noyce

Rachel Noyce is a wife, mother, follower of the way, preacher, Sunday school teacher, school assembly aficionado and wannabe Popmaster champion. She spent a decade working with a leading youth evangelism charity before leaving to pursue her current calling within her family and community.

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‘What is God calling me to?’ ‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Ephesians 2:10) As I sit here …

How to lead like Usain Bolt

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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In March 2012, the Independent newspaper published an analysis of records from every international 100m track event since 1888. This review, carried out by Sheffield Hallam university, said that Usain …

3 words to kill your church

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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Language is revealing. The choice of words we use can disclose our innermost thoughts, subtly undermining our attempts to portray a different message. After all, it is our internal opinions, …

The power / humility balance

Selina Stone

Selina Stone

Community Organiser and Researcher at Centre for Theology and Community
Selina works at the Centre for Theology and Community equipping churches and Christian leaders to transform their local areas through listening, building relationships and community organising. Having begun as a youth leader in her local church in Birmingham, she is now training a new generation of Christian leaders for public life through the Urban Leadership School based at CTC in London. Alongside this work, she is also undertaking PhD research in pentecostalism and social transformation at the University of Birmingham.
Selina Stone

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“Power TENDS TO corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is what Lord Acton actually said How do you feel about power? For many people, the word may conjure up images …

Slow Leadership

James Vaughton

James Vaughton

James is married and has two great kids, and runs Bath & Wiltshire Youth for Christ as his day job. He has degrees in International Business and Theology and is an adjunct lecturer in Theology at Regents Theological College. He is passionate about helping people fulfil their God-given potential and seeing new ideas flourish into reality.

James is fascinated by leadership and its impact. He enjoys writing, the outdoors, reading, running, gardening, good coffee, journaling, writing poems, and the Sunday papers. He also runs a small project called Lentement which is all about practices for building slowness into busy lives.
James Vaughton

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I am not an obviously dynamic leader… I am not an immediately attractive (no reflection on my ageing looks) leader, I do not immediately win people to me, I am …

‘My kingdom come?’ – The hallmarks of empire building

Jo Dolby

Jo Dolby

Media Lecturer at Bath College
After a number of years working as a youth and community work lecturer for the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM) in Bristol, Jo is now a lecturer in media at Bath College. In her spare time she enjoys, film making, photography, and poetry. More of her thoughts, experiences and interests can be found at www.JoDolby.com.
Jo Dolby

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  Jesus talked a lot about the Kingdom of God. In fact He said that as His disciples we should seek it above all else (Matthew 6:33). Whatever kind of …

The dangerous game of ministry comparison

Liz Dumain

Liz Dumain

Assistant Director of Mission at Birmingham Diocese
After 10 years at Youth for Christ as part of the National Leadership team, Liz joined the Birmingham Diocese as their Assistant Director of Mission. A qualified life & ministry coach, Liz longs to see people experience everything this extraordinary life has to offer. She’s a lover of good coffee, interesting conversation, Jesus, and specialist gin (not necessarily in that order!).
Liz Dumain

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God calls us to lead with confidence… …but too often we compare ourselves with others and compete to be the best. Thoughts to help us thrive as leaders by peering …

Goals; 4 steps to community transformation

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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“Goals” can be a dirty word in Christian ministry. There are many who would argue that they can bring a negative attitude to pastoral work, focussing to much on figures …