Interview with Dr. Jack Hayford – Part Two: Growing people not a church

In this second part of the interview, Dr. Hayford speaks about his concerns about modern worship, and we discuss his book Manifest Presence. We also talked about the difference between growing a church and growing people. We discuss discipleship and the Spirit-filled life. In it he explains his view of tongues, which is very similar to mine.By now you should hopefully be able to watch the sessions from the recent 300 Leaders conference where Dr. Hayford was the speaker and book into our … [Read more...]

Interview with Dr. Jack Hayford – Part One: Longevity in ministry

In this video with my pastor, Tope Koleoso, and Dr. Jack Hayford, I first ask Tope how he decides who to invite to the 300 Conference. I then ask why Dr. Hayford has not retired and how he chooses where to minister. We discuss longevity of ministry, the need to learn from others in different wings of the Body of Christ, and the importance of passing on to others what God has given to you. You will enjoy this informal conversation with a true father in our faith:By now you should … [Read more...]

Receiving the Holy Spirit

At the recent Mobilise USA event, Tope Koleoso spoke in a seminar about receiving the Holy Spirit. I encourage you to listen to the audio of the session and some notes follow. Other audio is available from the Newfrontiers USA site.1. The MandateTHE WELL John 4:14 “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 “be filled with the Spirit”, Ephesians 5:182. The MeansJesus is the - Baptiser in the Holy Spirit  John 1:33-34 (ESV)JOHN 7:37  "On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesu … [Read more...]

Q and A on church leadership with Tope Koleoso and David Pask

I was the interviewer for the above Q and A which took place at the last 300 leaders conference. There were lots of interesting questions based on the two videos I posted last week.I do hope that you will consider joining us for the next event if you are a leader of any level, or aspire to be one. … [Read more...]

Multiculturalism – Can we build churches that display God’s multicolored glory?

The above video comes from the recent 300 leaders Conference. It is on a subject close to my heart: diversity. Many argue that churches will only grow if they focus on attracting one demographic of person. We at Jubilee have given our lives to trying, by God's grace, to prove that statement wrong. It hasn't all been easy, and this video shares some of the lessons we have learned over the years. … [Read more...]

Leadership and the Gospel – Lessons from Jubilee Church

The above video features both David Pask and Tope Koleoso. David provides day-to-day spiritual leadership to Jubilee Church, and Tope is the lead pastor, responsible for vision and preaching. As regular readers will know, I have been part of this church since 1995, and following 10 years of hard work and foundation forming we had around 100 people. Then, God pressed the fast forward button to the extent that at our Easter 2010 service we gathered almost 1000. We have been blessed, and are very … [Read more...]

Living by Faith (Joshua 5-6) by Tope Koleoso

Salvation belongs to the Lord. The whole Bible is a story of deliverance. God delivers his people by miracles. When they came out of Egypt they sung "who is there like you O God" They were also destined by promises. He tells them "I will give you the land." The slavish mentality needed to be broken. God opens the sea for them. He guided them with heavenly GPS, he made sure their shoes never run out. They were kept by the supernatural.But God was not pleased with them because they … [Read more...]

Live a God Centered Life – Tope Koleoso (1 Tim 4:16)

Almost 500 raucous students and twenties just created a whole lot of noise in this place. But, as a hotel guest who was not part of the conference noted, it was not because of too much drinking. The music sounded at times like it would not have been out of place at a party. There was dancing, there were hands lifted. We celebrated our Great God. There is truly no one like our Jesus. Our God really does reign. We were served well by a band that enthusiastically led us into God's … [Read more...]

Mobilise USA begins

So they not only let me into the country, they also let me into the students and twenties conference! Back home in the UK I am routinely banned from going to students and twenties events, even when they call it twenties PLUS as our guys back at Jubilee London do. I suppose that as I do actually turn 40 in just a couple of months, I should not be surprised. Shh...don't tell my American friends or they might throw me out! Gonna feel a bit old over the next few days, unless I just pretend to be … [Read more...]

Young, reformed and charismatic? Come to St Louis January 2011

Do you live in the USA? Are you reformed, and theologically persuaded that the charismatic gifts continue? Perhaps like many you have not seen a positive model of how they can be expressed in a Bible-loving environment. Are you longing for a more dynamic experience of the Spirit's power?If the above describes you, please come to St Louis January 14-16 2011 for the Mobilise student and twenties conference. I will be there live blogging this exciting conference, and my pastor Tope Koleoso … [Read more...]


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