The Glorious Power of the Tithe 08: The Tithe Empowers the Church!

All over the world, there are people who hate and attack the local church. Of course that is to be expected, because people hate Jesus and the church is the body of Jesus. Jesus promised us that He would build the church! It of course amazes me when a Christian is not a supporter ofContinue reading “The Glorious Power of the Tithe 08: The Tithe Empowers the Church!”

10 Reasons to Go To Church This Sunday (and every Sunday!)

10.  Because in church you are equipped to do the works of ministry!  God wants you doing works of ministry – preaching the gospel, teaching the kingdom and healing the sick; and church is where He wants to teach and train you how to do that. 9. Because the church is a body and aContinue reading “10 Reasons to Go To Church This Sunday (and every Sunday!)”

Your Time is Limited

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs Every one of us is a unique soul with a unique personality.  You were designed to be unique! Listen: it’s ok to have preferences – it’s not right when Christianity tries to make people into clones – the Stepford WivesContinue reading “Your Time is Limited”

10 Ways to Destroy a Church

10.  Never be willing to do anything to help.  See the church as a provider of a service, not a community you are part of.  Never step up to taking responsibility, always see yourself as a tenant not an owner! 9.  Expect everyone to notice you and what you contribute.  If they fail to noticeContinue reading “10 Ways to Destroy a Church”


Pastor Benjamin Conway, lead pastor of Tree of Life Church and founder of the Tree of Life Network, shows here how to use your imagination to enter fully into God’s dream and your dream for your life. This message is inspiring and challenging and will let you be all you can be!

Seven thoughts about what happened in Woolwich

The family of Lee Rigby thought he was safe.   He wasn’t on the front line, but home on leave in England’s capital.  It turns out that his killers were raised in Romford and Harold Hill, both places I know well. But how should Christians respond to such a vicious attack, how should Londoners act todayContinue reading “Seven thoughts about what happened in Woolwich”

The Good Shepherd and the Hireling

John 10.11-15: 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, becauseContinue reading “The Good Shepherd and the Hireling”

Celebration Church and Living Church

In Matthew 16.18 Jesus himself said “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” Think about that – the church is Jesus’ idea and His plan and has His promise of divine protection and guaranteed victory against hell. If you want to be in the place you canContinue reading “Celebration Church and Living Church”

6 Ways to Successfully Build and Pastor a Multi-Ethnic Church

1.  Celebrate food!  People will accept you if you love their food and eat it with enthusiasm.  It’s amazing what a pot luck will turn into with food from several nations.  It’s a lot more fun than just quiche and mini-sausages, I can promise you!  And eating together breaks down all barriers. 2. Do notContinue reading “6 Ways to Successfully Build and Pastor a Multi-Ethnic Church”

The Apostle Paul and Pastor Ben?

Recently another pastor had a go at me (nothing new there!).  He had overheard me chatting to some people from the church and was very upset because the people called me “Ben”… I said I couldn’t understand the problem as Ben is my name.  I’m just glad they are not calling me Scumbag! But heContinue reading “The Apostle Paul and Pastor Ben?”