Leadership/Ministry Training (Page 3)

Leadership/Ministry Training (Page 3)

Why Should We Bother With The Idle & The Ungrateful?

Shouldn’t we focus our attentions on those who ‘deserve’ our kindness in housing schemes? There are so many people in our world who are in a terrible condition through no fault of their own. Yet on our housing schemes there are 100’s who will not work. They choose to live…

Building Friendships in Ministry

Friendship is of fundamental importance in our type of ministry. Schemes can be a place where we glimpse light and life one day and unrelenting darkness and hardship the next. We can feel like we’re making progress and then, like lightning, we can be sucked into the slough of despond. There’s lots of talk about accountability and mentorship in Christian…

Killing Sin Before It Kills You!

“He that trades sensuality for Pharisaism has not mortified sin… He has changed his master, but he is a servant still.” (John Owen) The Resurgence website has a 12 page analytical survey of John Owen’s position on the mortification of sin and can be downloaded in pdf here.

The Dangers of Church Planting Too Young

This is a helpful little clip on some of the issues of young men wanting to go out and plant churches at a young age. At Niddrie we currently offering training and development to one young family looking to plant a church in a housing scheme, with the hope of many more in the future. Again, let me point you to Acts29WE if this is something that you are seriously…

Trained & Called or Training The Called?

At Niddrie we place a great premium on training and developing people for a life of Christian service, whether that is a secretary, a bike engineer or a pastor. Our recruitment process may be considered, by many, to be a bit haphazard. We have people on our Ministry Team who have degrees in theology and others who have no formal training. We have people who have been…

Church Planting Apprenticeship Programmes

More and more churches are now offering apprenticeships specifically for church planters rather than for preaching/pastoral ministry per se. I think that this can only be a good thing. At Niddrie we are starting off with our first planting trainee as of September and we are hoping to encourage more and more trainees over the years as we seek to address the need for more…