Structures Can't Change Decline

posted: 24 Aug 2008 comments: 1category:

Here we are talking about structures again. However the right structures can give to everyone a sense of freedom as well as security. I just wish the way we ordered Church in the Church of Scotland released us into freedom and community. Too much of our structures are centred around business meetings rather than the love feast. we celebrate business more than we celebrate the eucharist. It is this image of a business structure that has shaped the identity of the...
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The Servant Leader.

posted: 22 Aug 2008 comments: 0category:

I've been thinking about the role of leadership , in the light of Nehemiah and especially, when an organisation, like St Andrew's is in the middle of restructuring. One of the differences between the church leader today and Nehemiah's time is that we have the encouragement of the scriptures and perhaps a greater awareness of what it means to be " The One and the Many in Christ" In other words the teaching found in 1 Corinthians 12 under pins and helps to...
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Reform Should Effect Structure

posted: 19 Aug 2008 comments: 4category:

We had a very interesting weekend at church. The Must Be More Festival turned out to be an interesting start to the coming church session. I pray that we are on the right tracks. At present we're in the midst of a capacity building exercise. This calls us to look at the way we organise ourselves so that we can become more effective as an organisation. I'll tell you more about this in the coming weeks. We have come to the conclusion that we need to be...
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Bogle Band On The Waverley

posted: 13 Aug 2008 comments: 1category:

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Well you may recall that I mentioned a few weeks ago that the Bogle Band had started gigging again after having a few years off,or as they say in the business "resting". Well here is a short video of the trip we made "doon the watter" and the music in the background is the Bogle Band playing the song "Brave Hearts" live. If you like what your hearing you...
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When Olympia meet Omega

posted: 9 Aug 2008 comments: 1category:

Olympics Area It won't belong before the children are all back at school. On Monday our Holiday Club for children starts. The theme is very topical this year, we are looking at the Olympics. you know what it could get complicated. Like thousands of others throughout the UK we are using Scripture Union Holiday Club material. So what will make our Holiday Club unique, apart from the brilliant children who will attend and the superb quality of leaders? What will make our club stand...
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