Following are the notes from our weekly staff meeting at One Life Church. -By Grant Crawford “You have far more Creativity in you than you can imagine” Would you describe yourself as creative? Our view of a creative person is often packaged in flowing hair of various shades; tie dyed garments hanging loosely over sandals, moving in a […]
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the […]
Following are a couple of pointers when it comes to welcoming and dealing with visitors so that they can have thoroughly pleasant experience at church. Advertise in the newspaper Welcome in the car park Welcome those with kids, disabilities or aged Welcome at the door Create a welcoming environment Signage to show people where to go Before the service and in their […]
-staff meeting notes by Bheki compiled by S. Mahabeer. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Eph. 6:9 ESV When life throws us curveballs, our reaction might be to throw our hands up and surrender to failure. But this […]
Following are some pointers that have assisted us doing a multisite church. We found it helpful to establish what we handle together, and what is handled by each site independently. “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its […]
“In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.”- 1 Timothy 3:8 Some pointers we have found helpful when it comes to treating people with dignity and honour Watch your humour No commanding people from the microphone, you are not ordering troops […]
The Grace of God by Nigel Day-Lewis The following text is the continuation of the series The Grace of God or Some thoughts on Grace, Part 3: Two Things Grace is Not A denial of discipline or effort in Christian life and service “For it is by grace you have been saved…not by works” (Ep […]
The Grace of God by Nigel Day-Lewis The following text is a continuation of the series “The Grace of God” or Some thoughts on grace, Part 2: TWO THINGS GRACE IS NOT Soft on sin and weak on holiness Some of the teaching on grace is so one-sided that it leaves you with the conclusion (if […]
Notes from our weekly NCF Church Staff meeting by Grant Crawford compiled by Sabine Mahabeer There are many different denominations in our greater church family, and everyone has a certain way of doing things. In recent events, we were asked how we structured our church, because “whatever we are doing seems to be working”. In answer to […]
At NCF Church we believe in inspiring and equipping leaders and future leaders. One of the ways we do that, is by holding an annual worship conference, aimed specifically at musicians, song writers and worship leaders. Here is a fantastic interview with a producer from the music industry, Nathan Winkler.
At NCF Church we believe in inspiring and equipping leaders and future leaders. One of the ways we do that, is by holding an annual worship conference, aimed specifically at musicians, song writers and worship leaders. Here is an inspiring message by Jon Anderson on My Worship Journey.
At NCF Church we believe in inspiring and equipping leaders and future leaders. One of the ways we do that, is by holding an annual worship conference, aimed specifically at musicians, song writers and worship leaders. Here is an inspiring message by Mark Wimble on Heaven Touching Earth.
An audio message by Jon Anderson.
By Grant Crawford We used to believe two visions = di-vision That’s often true in a very small context That assumes two visions can’t pull in the same direction That assumes that function trumps over relationship and honour That assumes that roles can’t change for different seasons or projects We now believe multiple visionaries are […]
Introduction An ability to handle conflict is a critical skill for any leader. Marriages sink or swim on this ability. Churches split and friends tear apart when the ability is undeveloped. The eldership team is a robust environment. Any strong team will feature people with different gift mixes, different personalities and the nature of ministry […]
By Grant Crawford Replicability is (1) Wise and (2) Biblical To be able to pass on the baton to ensure future fruitfulness is WISE “Even the most gifted pastor has a limit to his ability to shepherd people (for most good Pastors it will range between 50 & 200 people). To bring through leaders we […]
By Grant Crawford Adapted from an Andy Stanley illustration For biblical references see texts on shepherding in Ezekiel 34 and John 20 Connectedness is easily illustrated with the family example as found in Luke 15 You get visitors to your front door (foyer). Churches also have visitors like this. They are recognisable strangers who pop […]
By Grant Crawford. At NCF Church we have learned a great deal about MC’ing at our various meetings. Here are some of our thoughts on MC’ing a meeting. How you start a meeting Countdowns can help start big meetings. If you use a countdown for a small meeting, you probably need to use it to launch […]
By Grant Crawford We have learnt a lot about handling finance in a meeting during our years here at NCF Church. Here are a couple of points we think are valuable when it comes to this subject. Two extreme errors pastors can slip into: When they are silent on financial matters or When the begin begging/cajoling […]
This year we appeal to the church to pack a bag of goodies for a child this Christmas. Here’s how we went about it
My experience doing Communications By Glyn Eales, NCF Church Good communication is so important in all aspects of life – including church life! And it is so VAST – from Communicating to the city in terms of events that are happening (through posters, banners, flyers), to the church (announcements, emails, SMSes, website, visitors cards), […]
To download this article, click the following link: Production Protocol Amendments Intro As a church grows and moves forward, it’s important that the systems that are being utilized within the church are constantly looked at, adjusted and improved. Very often the make-up of the church is changing and systems are often the things that get left […]
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How to co-ordinate a big event What makes an event outstanding depends on the goal you set upfront for the event. Ie: implement or impact! A whole lot of decisions are impacted upon depending on that choice. – Standard of excellence – Levels of communication – Involvement of teams – Expenditure. Our goal […]