The Power of Preaching Like a Teacher

J. I. Packer (1926–) is known primarily as a writer, theologian, and professor; however, throughout the majority of his career, he was a preacher dedicating himself to the training of theologically astute church people. Having stood in hundreds, if not thousands, of pulpits and classrooms throughout the world, Packer has […]


How to keep leaders (and guests) coming back for more

Alpha is a ten-week course that provides a safe place to explore life’s biggest questions. Globally proven and highly effective, Alpha creates a culture of invitation within your church and is a great front door for people exploring faith. We know that encouraging guests to come back to Alpha week […]


8 Spiritual Practices for Pastors (and Everyone) Facing Pressure to Achieve

Twenty years ago, when I first came to pastor Tenth Church in Vancouver, I was intimidated. I felt nervous about the challenge of pastoring a historic church that had dwindled from more than one thousand to a little more than one hundred members. The congregation was elderly and primarily of […]


Creative Outreach with Alpha

Alpha is a ten-week course that provides a safe place to explore life’s biggest questions. Globally proven and highly effective, Alpha creates a culture of invitation within your church and is a great front door for people exploring faith. From running five Alphas a week in Stockport to combining courses […]

Creative Outreach with Alpha

Counseling Adolescents: Wisdom from Theology and Psychology

Nothing seems quite as daunting to parents, youth pastors, helping professionals, or teachers as the adolescent years. Recently I was speaking to a group of parents at my church, and a parent made the comment that it feels as though rearing an adolescent is like parenting an alien life form. […]

Counseling Adolescents

Embrace the One-Another Way: An Appeal from Andy Stanley

If we were to ask Paul what faith expressing itself through love looks like (see Galatians 5:6 NIV, he might rattle off this list: Submit to one another Forgive one another Encourage one another Restore one another Accept one another Care for one another Bear with one another Carry one […]