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Responsive Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Leading Fully Human People

23 May 2023 | Jen Charteris

How can we apply the biblical principles of “being fully human” to teams and organisations? In this talk, we examine how to exercise Godly leadership in circumstances that are not of our choosing or clearly out of our control, looking at both crisis and complexity angles. How can our strategies, culture, structures, and systems reflect the worth and finitude of the people we lead and the people that our organisations serve?

Porn Addiction: How Can We as Leaders Help?

21 May 2023 | Pete Lupton

Today, we live in a pornified culture. Thanks to the normalization of pornography and easy accessibility through the internet, the number of people addicted to pornography is rapidly rising—and the church is not immune to this trend. In this talk, we start talking about pornography more openly and biblically, unpacking the negative effects of pornography addiction, and discovering ways to help people struggling with it. In addition, we discuss the most essential tool that can help us overcome pornography addiction: the grace of God.

How to Grow Toward Spiritual Health and Flourishing: The Path From Burden to Blessing

9 Mar 2024 | Dave Patty

Some people seem to exhibit resilience and joy no matter what they are facing. Others appear to be regularly trapped in the swamp of situations that are out of their control. How can you experience more of your Christian life in the first category and shepherd yourself and others from a place of burden to the experience of blessing? The Psalms are an amazing source of insight and comfort, but they also reveal deep patterns that are repeated in their various genres. How can we spot these overarching patterns and use them to bring spiritual health and flourishing?

How to Grow Toward Spiritual Health and Flourishing: The Path of Lament

9 Mar 2024 | Dave Patty

Over a third of the psalms in Scripture are Psalms of lament, yet this practice is sadly missing in much of modern Western Christianity. Is it possible to honestly complain in a way that leads you to peace and trust? We explore Psalm 13 as a classic song of lament and examine the four moves that take you from burden to blessing.

This is part 2 of a 5-part series on How to Grow Toward Spiritual Health and Flourishing.

How to Grow Toward Spiritual Health and Flourishing: The Path of Sovereignty

9 Mar 2024 | Dave Patty

We know that God is king of the universe and in absolute control. Yet how do you take this truth and make it real when you are facing difficulty and confusion? Psalm 46 shows us the path to bring the sovereignty of God into your current experience in a way that leads to peace and rest.

This is part 3 of a 5-part series on How to Grow Toward Spiritual Health and Flourishing.

How to Grow Toward Spiritual Health and Flourishing: The Path of Repentance

9 Mar 2024 | Dave Patty

In the first of the 95 Theses Luther nailed to the Wittenburg door, he said this: “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said ‘Repent,’ he willed the entire life of believers should be one of repentance.” What is the difference between repentance and remorse or regret? How can repentance be a part of the daily life of a believer, and what fruit does it bring? Psalm 51 brings us some clear answers.

This is part 4 of a 5-part series on How to Grow Toward Spiritual Health and Flourishing.

How to Grow Toward Spiritual Health and Flourishing: The Paths of Wisdom and Praise

9 Mar 2024 | Dave Patty

When you are facing significant challenges, there is a need for comfort and assurance, but also for clear instructions as to what to do next. Wisdom psalms, such as Psalm 73, show how you can gain God’s perspective and clear insight into how to put truth into action. In every situation, your spirit is lifted when you engage in the discipline of praise. Psalm 66 shows us the path to this blessing.

Answering the Sexual Revolution

23 May 2023 | Stefan Gustavsson

Since the 1960s, the sexual revolution has swept the Western world and radically changed the way people think about sex and how they choose to live sexually. Previous assumptions about the importance of connecting sex with love and marriage, of excluding same-sex romantic relationships as well as polygamous or polyamorous relationships are now abandoned. How can we as Christian dialogue with and give an answer to the challenge posed by the sexual revolution?

Discipling and Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

23 May 2023 | Kristy Williams

How we raise a future generation of disciple-making leaders is of urgent importance for the church in Europe today. Through this talk, we consider important principles for helping young people grow towards spiritual maturity as well as explore helpful practices for empowering young leaders.