As of the end of this year I will be closing all of the Google groups associated with training programs run through John Mark Ministries. This is due to some changes Google is making to the way groups operate. They will be replaced with Google Sites which will serve me better although there is some work in transferring the files, pages and posts across.
Please note you will not have to change any account details you already have with Google. Your Google account which worked with Google Groups will now work with Google sites once I have transferred your username across.
The sites are all linked to John Mark Ministries, so Google assumes users will have a John Mark Ministries email address. This is not the case so to login, you will need to use the username of your Google account in the place indicated below”.
NB To login please use the “Sign in with a different account” link.
On Tuesday the first Church Consultancy training group for the Churches of Christ concluded their basic training program. In Workshop 12 we dug a little deeper into some of the theology of the Kingdom of God and its relation to the church, reviewed consultancy competencies, and looked at three current consultations. Notes for the workshop are on our new website.
On Wednesday, the second group covered church size dynamics, transitions and change management principles and processes with the training team made up of Robyn Millership, Peter Broadbent and myself. Notes for this workshop are on our new site.
Our final session for the year covered church systems, and explored how to detect and change some of the hidden rules, roles and rituals that govern church life. Great to meet at ETC again. Blessings on those leaving the cluster and moving to other roles and locations. We look forward to welcoming new members next year. Links to the notes are below.
Continue reading “Salvation Army–Northern Cluster November”
I enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with friends this morning at Pathway to Life church in Devonport. The topic I spoke on was Faith: A Foundation for Christian Living. The powerpoint is displayed below.
Continue reading “Faith at Pathway to Life”
Workshop 6 in our Church Consultancy Training program covered issues do with governance in local churches and in Christian organisations. After looking at the principles of governance, we reflected on the implications of the popular Carver model for churches. Governance and church size were looked at along with principles for balancing executive leadership and governance in local churches.
I have been notified by Google that as of January our Google Groups site will be unable to provide the services we need. So from this workshop I am in the process of moving all information over to a new Google Site.