Willow Creek Association UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

Ministry Blunders: Change Management – David

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: My Biggest Ministry Blunders David made too many changes in too short of time. The first Sunday he was in his new church he fired the organist, then pulled out the organ. A couple of weeks later he had the steeple of the church sawed off. He removed the choir […]

Ministry Blunders: Change Management – Rick

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: My Biggest Ministry Blunders In the last big transition his church went through, Rick was not in touch with the lay leaders of the church. He wanted his church to move more toward a seeker-sensitive, contemporary mindset.  Because he was so busy preaching and doing other things, he didn’t invest in […]

Ministry Blunders: People Management

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: My Biggest Ministry Blunders Mark is an encourager by nature, so when he planted his church he would hire people that he believed he could empower and train to succeed. It turned out that they were unfulfilled and unable to do the job, but he felt he couldn’t let them go after […]

No Perfect People Allowed: A Culture of Grace – John Burke

John Burke: No Perfect People Allowed Seminar: Session 1 Audio – A Culture of Grace John Burke is the lead pastor of Gateway Church, a congregation dedicated to helping unchurched people become a unified community of growing Christ-followers, no matter their background or past. John is the author of No Perfect People Allowed and Soul Revolution.  […]

Leadership Lessons from The Vineyard Church, St Albans

Chris Lane was ordained an Anglican priest in 1982. Five years spent in inner city Leeds were followed by an invitation to join the staff at St Andrew’s Chorleywood. During this period Chris and his wife, Fliss, felt called to church planting and subsequently founded The Vineyard Church in St Albans, and helped pioneer the […]

Leadership Lessons from Cornerstone Church, Swansea

Sarah Richards has been in full-time ministry since 1985. From a background of itinerant evangelism and working within church planting initiatives, Sarah pioneered Cornerstone Church Swansea in 1991 with her husband, Julian. Sarah’s passion is for the church to go increasingly beyond the meeting mentality into creating Acts 2 community and radical devotion to Christ. Sarah […]

Innovating the Church: New Culture, New Methods – James Emery White

James Emery White: Innovating the Church: Session 1 Audio – New Culture, New Methods James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina; President of Church and Culture, a ministry which explores the intersection of faith and culture; and ranked adjunctive professor of theology and culture of Gordon-Conwell […]

He Is With Us – Helen Paris

Graeme and I came down to New Zealand to be with our Auckland family for Christmas, we wonderfully saw in the New Year with a group of old friends, five couples staying together in a large beach in a place called Waipu Cove in Northland – it was sunshine, blue skies and the beach at […]

My 2011 Reading Plans – Simon Benham

Usually most of my reading is contemporary stuff, either the latest Christian authors such as John Ortberg, Mark Driscoll, Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, or contemporary fiction such as John Grisham, Ian Rankin or Susan Hill. However, I’ve decided in 2011 to follow a pattern set by Rick Warren, who says that “25% of my […]

Depleted Leaders

Notes from a seminar session by Mindy Caliguire for Senior Pastors at Willow Creek: The most important qualification for leadership is the spiritual vitality and interior lives of the leaders, whatever their gifting. The current situation: a lot of leaders are depleted. They are not experiencing the life that they are inviting others into.  Can we […]