Leadership

Advent Candles: A Colour Guide
This year, Advent Sunday is on Sunday 3rd December, a date which is rapidly approaching! For many churches, this is an opportunity to pause and reflect as the first of the advent candles are lit.  
10th November

November 10th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

No Nonsense Guide - Planning an All-Age Service
1. Make it open Every week the people who walk through your Church's front door are all at different places in their journey of faith. This is doubly so at Christmas. For some this may be the first time they have set foot in a Church, and for others this could be a yearly tradition; visitin...
7th November

November 7th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Top 10 Joyce Meyer Books
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Founder of ‘Joyce Meyer Ministries’, Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s most effective and practical Bible teachers.
16th October

October 16th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

Emotionally Healthy Church
Every year over 6 million people visit a gym (over 150,000 more start each year), over 1.2 million people have ran full marathons, and healthy eating products are being consumed more and more every day. Many of in the UK are healthier than ever, and yet depression, anxiety, and emotional proble...
16th October

October 16th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Get Ready for 2018: Church Calendar Resources
I can’t quite believe it but we are already into October! The next few months will be packed, for many, with light parties, advent services, carol concerts and much more. The rest of the year could easily run away with us and before we know it, we’ll be into 2018!  
6th October

October 6th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

Reverend Richard Coles: All Singing, All Dancing
What is your favourite thing about Autumn? For me, the list includes crunchy leaves and warm jumpers. But also the return of Saturday Night entertainment, Strictly Come Dancing.
3rd October

October 3rd, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

Leadership, and how to avoid burnout
“I was elected to lead, not to read” is pretty much the only line I can remember from The Simpsons movie. That rhyming refusal to take even a moment to consider picking up a report that is, at the very most, 30 pages long before making a drastic decision is the funniest line from th...
25th September

September 25th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

What Katie Davis Majors Did Next - Daring to Hope
Katie Davis Majors is a mould-breaker. Any negative preconceptions you may hold about millennials, commonly tagged as impatient and entitled, will be thrown out of the window when you hear her story.  For those of us who enjoy reading biography as well as those who want to give a life-chan...
19th September

September 19th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Stuart Wilson

Leading a Small Group: Everything you need to know
Term time is fast approaching again, the time when leaders will start planning their Small Groups. So, here's everything you need to host your own small group: 1. Mugs  Tea and coffee are the lifeblood of a small group. They are what loosen the gears of a good group, and they are the...
21st August

August 21st, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Whole Life Worship - Review
Our review of Whole Life Worship, Sam and Sara Hargreaves' book on empowering worshippers for the front-line.
7th April

April 7th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

What is Spring Harvest?
The days are longer... The clocks have come forward... There’s lambs in the fields it can only mean one thing; Spring is here! And with it comes the teaching and worship event families look forward to year-round...Spring Harvest.
3rd April

April 3rd, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

Eden Awards 2017: Full List of Nominees and Winner
Welcome to the Eden Awards 2017. An opportunity to celebrate the best of Christian books, music, film, Bibles, Children’s books and more all of which had an impact in 2016. So without further ado, the awards. Book & Bible Categories  Bible of the Year The nominees for Bib...
20th February

February 20th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

What are the Eden Awards?
After a three year break, the annual Eden Awards are back. The Eden Awards are an annual celebration of some of the best Christian books, music, film, and more. They encompass the bestsellers, thought-provokers, joy-bringers and in some cases, the downright quirky. The decision to host them...
7th February

February 7th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

What do you need to plan an Easter Service?
If you're a Church leader, the chances are that when you hear the words ‘Family Service’, you’ll probably have one of two reactions: 1. Amazing! This will be a fun service with dancing, games, songs, storytelling, and excitement and messages for all ages! Or 2. No! How am ...
23rd January

January 23rd, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Leadership - It's Not Rocket Science, Is It?
Is leadership really a science that can be studied, learned and applied; and if it isn't, where should we look? There’s no shortage of people who certainly think they know, and no shortage of others prepared to pay good money to learn their methods.
27th August

August 27th, 2013 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

5 Leadership Resources for Your Church
Here at Eden we know leading a church or a ministry is hard work! There are so many things to think about, ministries to run and jobs to be done. So we've pulled out our top 5 resources that'll help you develop all areas of your church ministry from reaching out to the community to making your ch...
4th July

July 4th, 2013 - Posted & Written by Anna Bunn

I'm a Preacher... Get Me Out of Here!
So you've said the benediction, given the blessing and stepped down from the pulpit; another Sunday sermon done and the service ended. But you know it’s only seven days before you have to do it all over again.
9th June

June 9th, 2013 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Dressing for Church - with Style!
How did Simon Butler go from wearing the clerical collar to sourcing clerical clothing; and what goes into making Butler & Butler Clerical Shirts? Here’s what Simon had to say for himself.
2nd June

June 2nd, 2013 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

It's Time to Get Off Your Donkey
Everybody knows the parable of The Good Samaritan. It's the story about loving your neighbour, about citizenship, about seeing - before colour or creed - a fellow man. So well known is this story, that, like a word repeated over and over again, it's easy for the central message to become lost...
26th May

May 26th, 2013 - Posted & Written by The Editor

Who Let the Dads Out: Ministry and Bacon Butties
The Who Let the Dads Out initiative began at Hoole Baptist Church, Chester in March 2003, now 10 years on the ministry is growing from strength to strength reaching dads of all ages, discipling and encouraging parents and of course making great bacon butties! As mentioned in the video there ar...
23rd May

May 23rd, 2013 - Posted & Written by Anna Bunn

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