By Peter Mead on Jan 8, 2018
"God’s plan to reach people with the gospel is not primarily evangelists or apologists, although both are vitally important. God’s plan to reach people with the gospel is the church."
By Peter Mead on Dec 15, 2017
"Hearing how God has worked in a life can be very powerful. Having someone “give their testimony” can also backfire. Here are a few of the problems that can create the tension."
By Peter Mead on Sep 30, 2017
It is important to discern when an exhortation needs to be given, and when the listener is already aware of their need for growth and working hard by faith to become more like Christ.
By Peter Mead on Sep 8, 2017
This series looks at seven things preachers never say. Last time we thought about the burden of expectation. How about this for another: The negative outcomes of both criticism and apathy.
By Peter Mead on Sep 6, 2017
Preachers speak, but we don’t talk about everything. If you are a preacher you may read this series and find some encouragement that you are not alone. If you know a preacher you may read this and find some understanding that you did not have before.
By Peter Mead on Jul 31, 2017
5 Tips on how to avoid landmines when using humor in the pulpit.
By Peter Mead on Apr 20, 2017
When we preach, we present a perspective. When we preach, we provoke a perspective.
By Peter Mead on Apr 3, 2017
Perhaps the hardest thing to know is what you don’t know.
By Peter Mead on Mar 20, 2017
In pastoral ministry, there is a great need for the right diagnosis of sheep.
By Peter Mead on Feb 21, 2017
People can usually sense if you are not being genuine.
By Peter Mead on Dec 5, 2016
If we are not careful we can paint our own self-at-the-centre approach in the colors of Christianity and assume all is well.
By Peter Mead on Nov 2, 2016
Be careful that you don’t get stuck in a rut with your illustration material.
By Peter Mead on Sep 16, 2016
God delights to transform lives. There are many ways to depict this journey of transformation, but let’s focus on one example from the Old Testament.
By Peter Mead on Aug 19, 2016
What are we doing when we preach? What are we aiming for?
By Peter Mead on Jul 29, 2016
A preaching ministry is built on a whole set of convictions. Convictions about God, the Gospel, about people, about ministry.