Looking back on Leading for Life One Day

“easily the most equipping thing I’ve done this year. Amazing content.. ..can’t wait for more” “the first session stimulated a conversation between myself and a co-worker that proved challenging but oh so helpful” “I have a new ministry idea. I will investigate it now!” “I feel refreshed and have been reminded that better leadership is possible” “I’d…

Seeing Clearly – the Power of Vision

50 years ago Martin Luther King Jnr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and shared a dream so powerful that we still talk about it and look to it as one of the greatest examples of the power of vision. I love MLK’s ‘dream’ speech. Every time I read it or…

Innovating Mission Workshop

What does it look like to ‘innovate’ mission? In partnership with Urban Junction (a Methodist mission project in Dublin) we hosted a workshop to explore this question. In the morning we heard from three local leaders who had started three quite different mission projects around Dublin – Third Space, Hope Community Church and Urban Junction.…

Valerie dreams big

A year and a half ago Valerie was exploring what she believed about God. As Muslims and Christians shared their faith with her she knew she needed to decide which path to follow. She followed Jesus. Today Valerie is part of a Scripture Union team leading retreats to help teenagers in secondary schools explore faith…

Vision and Hope

I’m reading, thinking and talking a lot about vision at the moment. From teasing out an understanding of vision with the teenagers we are piloting Future Leaders with to Tempo in Belfast this Saturday, it’s all about vision. Vision is one of those misunderstood and abused words and concepts. It has become significantly cheapened with…