Online Resources

Ministry Training Survey 2021

Churches often ask how their recruitment of trainees fits into the national landscape. Is our church unusual? What are the trends in ministry training? Here's the data, particularly focusing on 2018-2021 but also looking ahead to expectations for 2021-2022. There are...

Acts 6 (Part 1)

These slides are for Richard Coekin's first talk on Acts 6 from Maximise 2021. You can watch the whole talk here. Richard is the Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church.

Acts 6 (Part 2)

These slides are for Richard Coekin's second talk on Acts 6 from Maximise 2021. You can watch the whole talk here. Richard is the Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church.

Acts 6 (Part 3)

These slides are for Richard Coekin's third talk on Acts 6 from Maximise 2021. You can watch the whole talk here. Richard is the Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church.

Blog Articles

Ministry trainees beyond the city

“There are more people in Europe who have never heard the gospel than there are in Africa. Europe is the world’s forgotten mission-field. But of all Europe, surely nowhere has been neglected to the same extent as Ireland.” (Crawford Gribben, The Irish Puritans – James...

Making the best use of the time in Christian ministry

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Eph. 5:15-16 (ESV UK) I grew up as a “third culture” kid, not quite fitting in with the culture of my heritage (South Indian) nor the culture of...

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:...

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...

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