Monthly Archives: April 2017

Priorities…. Worship


Priority Area churches are examples for the rest of the church in the way they serve their communities in the name of Christ. Mission and service is in their DNA. The challenge is always to not think that service in the community is ALL that God requires of us. Worship is the first priority for us as visible expressions of Christ’s body on earth. Our service in our communities flows from our worship, otherwise we engage in mere activism. Therefore, how we engage in worship becomes extremely important, so I want to talk about this area of ministry in this post... read more

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Priorities…. Prioritising

Life is all about Prioritising

Depending on who you ask, where you are from, or what age you are one might think that priorities differ between people, but in reality I don’t believe they really do. I have been volunteering with theGKexperience ‘Just Do It’ group (a group of young people who come together from various Priority Areas). Chatting with two of the young people, one from Blackhill and one from Ruchazie, and one young leader from Ruchazie I found that a lot of our priorities are similar... read more

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Priorities…. Honouring Friday

It was at the point of walking into the solicitor’s to sign the contract that the enormity of what was happening literally struck ‘home’.


I came across from Belfast almost two years to begin working with Chance to Thrive, a Priority Areas’ project, as its new co-ordinator. My sense when driving to Glasgow that first week was one of thankfulness, excitement and enthusiasm as I was coming to what was for me a dream job.


The idea was that I would go to Scotland and begin the job, and then at some point in the future, Catherine my wife would join me... read more

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Priorities…. Discipleship

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18,19 Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

The Serious Challenge of Discipleship


These are Jesus’ last words to his disciples on the Mount of Olives and often quoted by church planters and evangelists.  But how are we to do this faithfully, today?

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