Category: General Secretary

Get ready for action. Synod is coming.

Whenever we feel we are struggling with inadequate resources; that our numbers are small; that our frailty is showing, it is here that we are required to bring what we...

‘Follow Me’ to Synod 2014

In all of this preparation and buzz, it’s important to remember that the Christ is always ahead of us preparing the way and that the way that he prepares is a...

Who is your neighbour?

Jesus was famously asked: “Who is my neighbour?” by a lawyer who wanted to ‘justify’ himself before Jesus. It results in Jesus telling the most amazing parable...

People give to people

As we come and go in the life of the Church we need both worship and service to make our lives complete. Both require our generosity and our energy...

Reality can be a tough job

Sometimes the skills that are now needed in ministry are not the ones that were taught in college, and our leaders are left floundering.

Addressing critical issues facing the Church

In Acts we read how the disciples shared their lives and their belongings – they had “all things in common” and “as many as owned lands or houses sold them and...

We’re on a mission to bring people to God’s love

The Synod exists to serve the Church, to enable the wider witness of the Church to be effective...

Uniting for the Common Good

But the idea of ‘the common good’ for this Synod at this time also speaks to our need to continue to work together - to always ask what is for the common good of...

God revealed in the birth of Christ is a God you can truly believe in

At Christmas we celebrate this profound, amazing and strangely simple story…We can know what God is like – God is just like Jesus.

New challenges will arise, new questions with be asked, new solutions must be sought…

The Rev. Graham Horsley, The British Methodist Church’s Planting Coordinator, says, “The greatest challenge facing those involved in church planting today is...