Life · Ministry and Mission · Tara Jane

What if you’ve been discipled all along?

By Tara Jane Often when people speak of discipleship, they are talking about meeting up individually with someone, usually an older Christian, and learning from them. It’s not the only form of discipleship, but it’s a great way to grow in faith and maturity. After reading blogs and books like The Trellis and the Vine,… Continue reading What if you’ve been discipled all along?

Alie Benge · Christian ethics · Christian Living · church · Ministry and Mission

Let’s Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah

This is a post that’s been going around in my head for an age. I kept writing notes in my book and then not using them because I felt whatever angle I went for, someone would get offended. So I’m throwing caution to the wind and hoping that everyone who reads this will understand that… Continue reading Let’s Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah

Christian ethics · Ministry and Mission · Tara Jane

When ministry is not glamorous

By Tara Jane If you’re someone who considers what a life of ministry could look like, it’s easy to imagine it being pretty glamorous, with growing programs and people coming to know Christ and growing in their faith. But actually, we need to be content with unglamorous service. When Jesus says we need to take… Continue reading When ministry is not glamorous

Ministry and Mission · Reviews · Tara Jane

11 quotes from ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott (Part 1)

[By Tara Jane] Since I got ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott for my 21st birthday, every few years I’ve pulled it off the shelf, declaring “This is the year I will actually read this!” which has then been followed by a sorrowful “It’s too hard and the words are too big.” But 2017… Continue reading 11 quotes from ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott (Part 1)

Ministry and Mission · Tara Jane

4 truths to combat loneliness at church

[By Tara Jane] She sat third row from the back. “Stay and have a cup of tea and continue in fellowship”, the service leader encouraged. She looked left hopefully, but the family there were already chatting with people in the next row. She turned right, but the young guy had already scurried off. She looked… Continue reading 4 truths to combat loneliness at church

Alie Benge · Ministry and Mission

On Burning Out and Getting Used

By Alie Benge A guest speaker I’d never met once picked me out of a crowd and told me everything I ever did. From the stage he looked at me and said, ‘You’ve been trying to help people who won’t be helped. This is what you’re doing:’ He said and proceeded to imitate the last four… Continue reading On Burning Out and Getting Used