Decades in Ministry (by Johnny Prime)

In a recent Q & A, I was asked what advice I would give if I could address my younger self in my 20s; 30s; 40s and 50s.  Here is what I said, with an anticipatory comment about the 60s and 70s, recognising that I may change my mind when I reach them! 20’s Remember 1 Corinthians...

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Decorating a Dead Tree

THE CHRISTMAS TREE We love preparing for Christmas. The kids were so excited as we set up a big tree which now sits beautifully decorated in our living room (until the cat got to it!). But when you and think about it, The Christmas Tree is such a strange custom,...

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The Unspeakable Christmas Gift

It means a lot when someone cares enough and would make the sacrifice, to bless us by giving us a gift, doesn’t it? There is no doubt, we all love receiving presents. At this time of year, so many people are thinking about the present they might like to receive...

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True Servant Leadership

A personal Journey – The full title of this article is “True Servant leadership: Evaluating Competing Versions of Church Leadership in View of a More Biblical Model”. The reason this is such a long article, and perhaps a little “collegy” for some, is because it is a final paper for...

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Keeping Yout Heart Filled with Wonder

Recently I was reading Robert Greenleaf’s book on Servant Leadership. In that book, he speaks about the narrowing influence of bureaucracy and our responsibility to ensure that we, with a concern for self, remain free (Greenleaf, 2002, p.306). He masterfully uses the illustration, from one of Thurber’s fables, of a...

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Our Fortress in Days of Uncertainty

UNCERTAIN DAYS As we walk through this present world, with the troubles, changes, challenges, and uncertainties all around us, we are all in need of a solid foundation. It has been said that when you are in a severe earthquake, the strange thing is that the ground itself is moving,...

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The Kings: 3 Years in Peacehaven

It was exactly 3 years ago today that we boarded a plane in Hungary and flew to England for the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. The picture featured for this article is just before the cab to the airport arrived as we said goodbye to our dear...

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