MAXIMISE 2022

4–6 January
at High Leigh

Trainees & Training Survey

 

Churches often ask us about how their recruitment of trainees compares to that of other churches. Is our church unusual? What are the national trends in training? We need your help to answer those questions…

 

Ask the Lord of the Harvest

to send out workers

into his harvest field.

– Matthew 9:38

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Resources

Revisiting Philippians 2:22

Revisiting Philippians 2:22

If we’re looking for biblical patterns of leadership development, let's not neglect the Paul-Timothy example in Philippians 2. It can certainly be misused but, carefully handled and applied, it has the potential to be a hugely helpful text.  Leadership development:...

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Maximise Online and the future of conferences

What might be the new normal for conferences as we come out (God-willing) of Covid lockdown? Will we rush back to how things were BC? Or are there things that we’ve learnt through this time which we’ll want to retain? The first thing to say is that we’re definitely...

Blessings From A Different Kind of Conference

For the previous three years, my Januaries have followed a neat pattern. After re-excavating the 9:38 paraphernalia from its cupboard in my office, I head south to High Leigh. Three busy and encouraging days follow. Three days of catching up with old friends and...

Meditating on Scripture 

You could argue that Psalm 1 is the original ‘two ways to live’. In it the Psalmist sets out two paths that we can take in life. One path leads ultimately to destruction, while the other leads to blessing. And blessing here isn’t just about happiness, but it’s about...

A year of surprising growth

Adriana Kerkstra reflects on 2020 as a ministry trainee: Last year in September I wrote a short blog post before starting my first year as a ministry trainee. I wrote, “There will probably be tough times and disappointments because, well, we’re on earth rather than in...

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