Like | How to be liked more

Unless someone likes you, they won’t get to know you. If they don’t get to know you they can’t trust you. If they don’t trust you they won’t love you. If they don’t love you they won’t be able to see what you love AND will be held back from loving what you love. Like it or not, influence begins with being liked. Jesus grew up ‘in favour with God and in favour with man’. To be liked is to be favoured. To win the favour of others is where great dreams begin. Sometimes people just won’t like you and don’t like you. Sometimes you need to make unlikeable choices. Sometimes those that liked you will unlike you because of them. Sometimes you need to lay down your life. But the rest of the time, which is most of the time, we’re build bridges of ‘Like’ over which the Ubers of grace and truth will one day zoom.

Boss Baby – Ps Dave Gilpin

There comes a time you just have to put your foot down and move from Cry Baby to Boss Baby. You need to move from belittling your world to bossing up your world! How? Jesus gave a parable about two men at midnight- one wanted sleep, the other wanted food. Food won over sleep as the spirit of ‘shameless audacity’ took over. It’s this spirit that’s all over this message. And it’s yours for the taking.

Slow is the New Perfect – Dave Gilpin

The Kingdom of God is like SLOW TV- it’s like 7 hours 23 minutes of Salmon fishing in Norway on NETFLIX. Even the analogy Jesus gave of seeds being planted is all SLOW SLOW SLOW. And that’s the same for every one AND every church everywhere. We grow slow, church goes slow and we all go slow even when we think we’re all going fast.

Almost every bad leadership decision happens by ditching slow and trying to speed things up through raising people up far too early, raising completely the wrong people up, being too authoritative, giving stern ultimatums and creating a fear driven environment…. all understandable, yet completely devastating by sending the church backwards instead of leading it forwards.

WHY IS IT ALL SO SLOW? Because SLOW AND STEADY beats FAST AND ERATIC every time. SLOW AND THOUGHTFUL decisions are always better than TOO FAST AND EMOTIONAL decisions. SLOW AND PERMANENT change is better that QUICK THEN REVERSIBLE change.

BUILD SLOW PEOPLE THAT KEEP MOVING IN WINTER, NEVER STOP SOWING IN AUTUMN, NEVER PULL UP IN SUMMER AND NEVER CEASE TO GROW IN SPRING. For within them lies the secret of the Kingdom of God. The Tortoise beats the Hare every time.

If you’re continually thinking ‘why is God so late at coming through?’ think again. His timing is actually perfect. It’s just that He knows more than you. That’s all. YOU WANT THINGS FASTER? Love SLOW a little bit more.

Slow is the New Perfect PART 2

The Kingdom of God is like SLOW TV- it’s like 7 hours 23 minutes of Salmon fishing in Norway on NETFLIX. Even the analogy Jesus gave of seeds being planted is all SLOW SLOW SLOW. And that’s the same for every one AND every church everywhere. We grow slow, church goes slow and we all go slow even when we think we’re all going fast.

Almost every bad leadership decision happens by ditching slow and trying to speed things up through raising people up far too early, raising completely the wrong people up, being too authoritative, giving stern ultimatums and creating a fear driven environment…. all understandable, yet completely devastating by sending the church backwards instead of leading it forwards.

WHY IS IT ALL SO SLOW? Because SLOW AND STEADY beats FAST AND ERATIC every time. SLOW AND THOUGHTFUL decisions are always better than TOO FAST AND EMOTIONAL decisions. SLOW AND PERMANENT change is better that QUICK THEN REVERSIBLE change.

BUILD SLOW PEOPLE THAT KEEP MOVING IN WINTER, NEVER STOP SOWING IN AUTUMN, NEVER PULL UP IN SUMMER AND NEVER CEASE TO GROW IN SPRING. For within them lies the secret of the Kingdom of God. The Tortoise beats the Hare every time.

If you’re continually thinking ‘why is God so late at coming through?’ think again. His timing is actually perfect. It’s just that He knows more than you. That’s all. YOU WANT THINGS FASTER? Love SLOW a little bit more.

Slow is the New Perfect PART 1

The Kingdom of God is like SLOW TV- it’s like 7 hours 23 minutes of Salmon fishing in Norway on NETFLIX. Even the analogy Jesus gave of seeds being planted is all SLOW SLOW SLOW. And that’s the same for every one AND every church everywhere. We grow slow, church goes slow and we all go slow even when we think we’re all going fast.

Almost every bad leadership decision happens by ditching slow and trying to speed things up through raising people up far too early, raising completely the wrong people up, being too authoritative, giving stern ultimatums and creating a fear driven environment…. all understandable, yet completely devastating by sending the church backwards instead of leading it forwards.

WHY IS IT ALL SO SLOW? Because SLOW AND STEADY beats FAST AND ERATIC every time. SLOW AND THOUGHTFUL decisions are always better than TOO FAST AND EMOTIONAL decisions. SLOW AND PERMANENT change is better that QUICK THEN REVERSIBLE change.

BUILD SLOW PEOPLE THAT KEEP MOVING IN WINTER, NEVER STOP SOWING IN AUTUMN, NEVER PULL UP IN SUMMER AND NEVER CEASE TO GROW IN SPRING. For within them lies the secret of the Kingdom of God. The Tortoise beats the Hare every time.

If you’re continually thinking ‘why is God so late at coming through?’ think again. His timing is actually perfect. It’s just that He knows more than you. That’s all. YOU WANT THINGS FASTER? Love SLOW a little bit more.

Slow is the New Perfect

The Kingdom of God is like SLOW TV- it’s like 7 hours 23 minutes of Salmon fishing in Norway on NETFLIX. Even the analogy Jesus gave of seeds being planted is all SLOW SLOW SLOW. And that’s the same for every one AND every church everywhere. We grow slow, church goes slow and we all go slow even when we think we’re all going fast.

Almost every bad leadership decision happens by ditching slow and trying to speed things up through raising people up far too early, raising completely the wrong people up, being too authoritative, giving stern ultimatums and creating a fear driven environment…. all understandable, yet completely devastating by sending the church backwards instead of leading it forwards.

WHY IS IT ALL SO SLOW? Because SLOW AND STEADY beats FAST AND ERATIC every time. SLOW AND THOUGHTFUL decisions are always better than TOO FAST AND EMOTIONAL decisions. SLOW AND PERMANENT change is better that QUICK THEN REVERSIBLE change.

BUILD SLOW PEOPLE THAT KEEP MOVING IN WINTER, NEVER STOP SOWING IN AUTUMN, NEVER PULL UP IN SUMMER AND NEVER CEASE TO GROW IN SPRING. For within them lies the secret of the Kingdom of God. The Tortoise beats the Hare every time.

If you’re continually thinking ‘why is God so late at coming through?’ think again. His timing is actually perfect. It’s just that He knows more than you. That’s all. YOU WANT THINGS FASTER? Love SLOW a little bit more.

You Don’t Know You – Dave Gilpin

Becoming conscious of the deep unconscious part of your being is the start of everything. It’s the truest you, the essential you, the vital you. Paul calls it your inner man that sits below your soul and below your heart. So he directs all of his prayers in Ephesians to that place. This message is so profound for all looking for a better stronger, more victorious life. Listen now to find out more.

You Don’t Know You

Becoming conscious of the deep unconscious part of your being is the start of everything. It’s the truest you, the essential you, the vital you. Paul calls it your inner man that sits below your soul and below your heart. So he directs all of his prayers in Ephesians to that place. This message is profound for all looking for a better, stronger, more victorious life.

You Don’t Know You

Becoming conscious of the deep unconscious part of your being is the start of everything. It’s the truest you, the essential you, the vital you. Paul calls it your inner man that sits below your soul and below your heart. So he directs all of his prayers in Ephesians to that place. This message is profound for all looking for a better, stronger, more victorious life.

Phew! It’s Only Thoughtlessness

You’re probably still waiting for that return text, that return gift and that return invite to that party. You’ve probably already decided that they are a rude, self-seeking person who has thoroughly undermined your worth and is seriously vindictive and dismissive. Yet the truth is they probably forgot. They’re thoughtless. That’s all. When Jesus said his last words in Matthew 28, he closed with a nod to this. He said that, ‘I’m with you even to the end of the age.’ In other words, I won’t forget you like others do. This podcast is what you need to survive in a world that would lose its head if it wasn’t screwed on.

Thoughtlessness (How to Stop Being So Disturbed By It!)

You’re probably still waiting for that return text, that return gift and that return invite to that party. You’ve probably already decided that they are a rude, self-seeking person who has thoroughly undermined your worth and is seriously vindictive and dismissive. Yet the truth is they probably forgot. They’re thoughtless. That’s all. When Jesus said his last words in Matthew 28, he closed with a nod to this. He said that, ‘I’m with you even to the end of the age.’ In other words, I won’t forget you like others do. This podcast is what you need to survive in a world that would lose its head if it wasn’t screwed on.

Perfectionism

You’re either really really tidy or really really messy!! You either pray a lot or don’t pray at all; and when you do pray, your first words aren’t ‘praise you’ they’re ‘I’m sorry’. These are all indications that you may be carrying a virus called Perfectionism. It’s a form of self harm that afflicts 90% of the population. It results in huge guilt, self rejection, an inability to raise a team and a propensity to quit and quit for good.

God’s vision for you is not perfection. It’s less than that. It’s excellence. Recorded at Hope City Sheffield, this message will both deliver you and reset you for an easier, more productive future.

Perfectionism: Therapy Time

You’re either really really tidy or really really messy!! You either pray a lot or don’t pray at all; and when you do pray, your first words aren’t ‘praise you’ they’re ‘I’m sorry’. These are all indications that you may be carrying a virus called Perfectionism. It’s a form of self harm that afflicts 90% of the population. It results in huge guilt, self rejection, an inability to raise a team and a propensity to quit and quit for good.

God’s vision for you is not perfection. It’s less than that. It’s excellence. Recorded at Hope City Sheffield, this message will both deliver you and reset you for an easier, more productive future.

Optical – Dave Gilpin

God isn’t looking for you to be perfect so that he can love you. He’s not asking you to complete a tick list or fulfil a catalogue of requirements for you to enter His Kingdom. The central message of the gospel is that Christ comes to where we are. He’s just looking for you, to wear His grace and accept His gift of life. Discover what this means for your life by pressing play now.

Perfectionism – Dave Gilpin

If you aim for perfection, you will give up. Instead, it’s good to aim for excellence. The faith life is an incremental process. We need to allow God to transform us from glory to glory. Discover the keys to doing just that in this brand new message from Pastor Dave Gilpin.

Silverdale Road: Time and chance happen to everyone

More British sporting stars have been created on this one street than any other street in England. Why? Because those who lived there were custodians of an unusual set of circumstances and opportunities. People think that talent is king, yet Silverdale Road tells us a different story. And this story could be yours…. if you allow it to be.

Optical: A Vision Called You

God isn’t looking for you to be perfect so that he can love you. He’s not asking you to complete a tick list or fulfil a catalogue of requirements for you to enter His Kingdom. The central message of the gospel is that Christ comes to where we are, He’s just looking for you, to wear His grace and accept His gift of life.

Silverdale Road: Time and chance happen to everyone

More British sporting stars have been created on this one street than any other street in England. Why? Because those who lived there were custodians of an unusual set of circumstances and opportunities. People think that talent is king, yet Silverdale Road tells us a different story. And this story could be yours…. if you allow it to be.

Optical: A Vision Called You – Dave Gilpin

God isn’t looking for you to be perfect so that he can love you. He’s not asking you to complete a tick list or fulfil a catalogue of requirements for you to enter His Kingdom. The central message of the gospel is that Christ comes to where we are, He’s just looking for you, to wear His grace and accept His gift of life.

Optical: A Vision Called You

 

When  Dave Gilpin drove his new car into a car wash he forgot who he actually was for a moment. He found himself hitting his own forehead twice with the palm of his hand in front of the car wash employee because he didn’t do what he instructed him to do. What happened next was a revelation. This is that revelation…….it’s a vision of you.

Dangerous Liaisons

Our greatest danger is that we stop being dangerous and play life safe. Knowing that Jesus reigns over everything changes everything. Faith exists only in the thin blue line between hope and danger. When Peter stepped out of the boat, he confronted the possibility of drowning with the possibility of defying gravity. He entered the thin blue line with only one word from God. It’s there that miracles are made.

Through The Keyhole – Episode Three

In this four part series, we get right inside the actual homes of four of our favourite location pastors of HopeCity! Then get ready for some of the most outstanding wisdom on marriage, family, ministry and personal health. It’s a must see!

Episode Three – How to stay sane with Leeds Pastors Chris and Gosia Denham

Through The Keyhole – Episode Two

In this four part series, we get right inside the actual homes of four of our favourite location pastors of HopeCity! Then get ready for some of the most outstanding wisdom on marriage, family, ministry and personal health. It’s a must see!

Episode Two – Marriage & Relationships with Frankfurt Pastors Steve and Siobhan Bullock

Through The Keyhole – Episode Two VIDEO

In this four part series, we get right inside the actual homes of four of our favourite location pastors of HopeCity! Then get ready for some of the most outstanding wisdom on marriage, family, ministry and personal health. It’s a must see!

Episode Two – Marriage & Relationships with Frankfurt Pastors Steve and Siobhan Bullock

Through The Keyhole – Episode One

In this  four part series, we get right inside the actual homes of four of our favourite location pastors of Hope City! Then get ready for some of the most outstanding wisdom on marriage, family, ministry and personal health. It’s a must see/listen!

Episode One – Family Life with Pastors Colin and Beth Blois in Sheffield

Through the Keyhole – Episode One VIDEO

In this  four part series, we get right inside the actual homes of four of our favourite location pastors of Hope City! Then get ready for some of the most outstanding wisdom on marriage, family, ministry and personal health. It’s a must see/listen!

Episode One – Family Life with Pastors Colin and Beth Blois in Sheffield

How to Have A Slightly Better Marriage (Live in Sheffield)

The pressure to have a brilliant marriage has caused a lot of marriages to go backwards and not forwards. When Ken and Barbie talk about their perfect marriage, they omit to tell you how imperfect it actually is! In this message, Pastor Dave Gilpin looks at 5 keys to have a slightly better marriage- from ignoring love languages to returning  to your first love.

The Leadership Knife Edge

Pastors Dave and Jenny Gilpin tag team in talking through knife edge issues of leadership in the church today. It begins with the need to create feedback friendly churches and the huge challenge of not seeing correction as rejection in an age where everyone has a rejection complex.

How to Have A Slightly Better Marriage

The pressure to have a brilliant marriage has caused a lot of marriages to go backwards and not forwards. When Ken and Barbie talk about their perfect marriage, they omit to tell you how imperfect it actually is! In this message, Pastor Dave Gilpin looks at 5 keys to have a slightly better marriage- from ignoring love languages to returning  to your first love.

How to Have a Slightly Better Marriage – Dave Gilpin

We’re constantly surrounded by the idea of a “perfect marriage” – we see it in movies, we read it in books. In this powerful message, Pastor Dave dispels the myth that marriage is meant to be perfect and releases you into discovering a new richness in your relational world – with Christ, with others (…and with your spouse!)

Pathways Series: Episode Three

In this final instalment of the Pathways Series, Pastor Dave Gilpin continues in his quest to spy out the great city of Brussels and continue to gift the city with his colourful treasures. With a painting going straight to the President of the European commission, Dave is quietly confident that his master plan is all coming together. With a combination of teaching and cheekiness, this series is destined to excite you again into stepping out further in your destiny and calling.

Pathways Series: Episode Three

In this final instalment of the Pathways Series, Pastor Dave Gilpin continues in his quest to spy out the great city of Brussels and continue to gift the city with his colourful treasures. With a painting going straight to the President of the European commission, Dave is quietly confident that his master plan is all coming together. With a combination of teaching and cheekiness, this series is destined to excite you again into stepping out further in your destiny and calling.

Pathways Series: Episode Two

In this Episode, Pastor Dave Gilpin arrives in the heart of Brussels on the anniversary of the Brussels terrorist attack. With him are seven paintings destined for seven significant locations across the city. the Bible says that ‘every place where you set your foot i’ll give to you’. With his seven gifts, Dave trudges across the city leaving footprints for the future influence of Hope City Brussels. With a combination of teaching and cheekiness, this series is destined to excite you again into stepping out further in your destiny and calling.

Pathways Series: Episode Two

In this Episode, Pastor Dave Gilpin arrives in the heart of Brussels on the anniversary of the Brussels terrorist attack. With him are seven paintings destined for seven significant locations across the city. the Bible says that ‘every place where you set your foot i’ll give to you’. With his seven gifts, Dave trudges across the city leaving footprints for the future influence of Hope City Brussels. With a combination of teaching and cheekiness, this series is destined to excite you again into stepping out further in your destiny and calling.

Pathways Series: Episode One

In this three part series, Pastor Dave Gilpin opens the door to a whole new world of adventure by showing you how to create pathways where there appears to be no way for your dreams ever to become a reality. With faith and a little bit of cheek, Dave takes his ideas to the heart of Europe to show you more on how it all works! With a combination of teaching and cheekiness, this series is destined to excite you again into stepping out further in your destiny and calling.