Richard Bromley 

I hope this finds you well as you minister on in such challenging times. If you are anything like me, there is a background noise of tiredness and having to push a little harder to get things done. I found myself this morning singing 'Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice', not in rejoicing, but determination!

In this Nourish News I want to mention Lent material. 

Nourish the Mind

41Dr+3kmd5L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgLeading, ministering, serving in international churches and chaplaincies is exhausting, it takes a lot of energy.  Globalisation changes what it means to be an effective leader.  We minister in multicultural churches and chaplaincies where people respond differently to authority, leadership, and conflict. 

Based on her work at INSEAD, the 'Business School for the World' based in Paris, Erin Meyer decodes how cultural differences impact international leadership. Her book, The Culture Map, is one of those you will see in airports around the world. You can see her here explaining her work. 

If you want to dig deeper into these challenges and the energy it takes to navigate conflict in this line of ministry, then Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry by Duane Elmer is worth a read.

Nourish your Ministry


Donald Millar wrote Blue like Jazz some time ago and then disappeared, or so I thought. I am reading his excellent book’ Building a Story Brand that Paul Vrolijk recommended. It is delightedly insightful into how we communicate our message. You can watch a podcaster apply this to churches, here.  It is very American focussed, but once you get into it there are some helpful reflections.