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Global Leadership Network UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

Tracee McAtear
Life and Leadership – Tracee McAtear – 7

Interview series from 2019 with church leader, Tracee McAtear. Could you tell us a bit more about your discipleship training?  It is a simple rhythm at its core each Thursday night. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel so we try to use courses that are well-developed and tried and tested to take our people […]

Tracee McAtear
Life and Leadership – Tracee McAtear – 6

Interview series from 2019 with church leader, Tracee McAtear. How do you see things looking ahead? Our first decade of Connect Church has primarily focused on repurposing vision, establishing cultures and raising up leaders. Kirk and I are convinced that the only way the church can fulfil its mandate is to identify the treasure in […]

Tracee McAtear
Life and Leadership – Tracee McAtear – 5

Interview series from 2019 with church leader, Tracee McAtear. What’s the secret to managing the juggle of leadership with life, marriage and family?  Practical things like looking after your health are really important. We are mindful of what we eat, of including some form of physical activity in our day and getting good, regular rest. […]

Tracee McAtear
Life and Leadership – Tracee McAtear – 4

Interview series from 2019 with church leader, Tracee McAtear. So you’ve been here 10 years. As you look back over that timeline, have there been some defining life turns along the way, either good or bad, that have shaped your leadership now? In some ways our philosophy of ministry hasn’t changed. We were hugely influenced […]

Tracee McAtear
Life and Leadership – Tracee McAtear – 3

Interview series from 2019 with church leader, Tracee McAtear. What happened next? The headline in the newspaper said  ‘Now is not the time to resign from your job!’ For us it was too late, plus we had an incredible sense of peace and adventure that God was leading us in an Abrahamic kind of way […]

Mike Hill CEO GLN UK and Ireland
Looking Beyond the Horizon – Mike Hill

Dear Friends Looking Beyond the Horizon Acts 2:42–end. Some years ago, I was invited to speak at a church in Stockholm. I have no idea how I came to be invited. One Friday afternoon in early Spring I arrived at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport.  It suddenly occurred to me that I had no idea what the […]

Mike Hill CEO GLN UK and Ireland
When You Get It Wrong – Mike Hill

Dear Friends Dodge the bullets, not the issues! An article I read in the paper this past week caught my attention. It was reflecting on the Government’s handling of the Covid 19 pandemic, and in particular what the general population (whoever they are?) thought of the Government’s performance. I am aware that our readers will take differing […]

Mike Hill CEO GLN UK and Ireland
Finding Your Niche – Mike Hill

Dear Friends There can’t be anyone who couldn’t celebrate with Colonel Tom (recently promoted from Captain) on the occasion of his 100th birthday. This wizened old man who set out to raise £1k for the NHS Charity has now, at the time of writing clocked up £32.8m! What was it that lay behind this? My […]

Mike Hill CEO GLN UK and Ireland
To leaders everywhere – THANK YOU!

Dear Friends I saw a story on the news about a Roman Catholic priest, somewhere in Italy, in a Covid 19 hotspot.  He had absorbed the message that public meetings had been banned which meant that his congregation could not attend Mass.  His response was to invite all his congregation members to take a selfie […]

Life and Leadership – Roger Fairhead – 10

Interview series with leadership specialist, Roger Fairhead At the GLS in the UK and Ireland last year, delegates were asked to select from 11 key competencies where they needed to grow in the area of ‘Leading Yourself.’ Out of the 11 competencies, ‘Confidence’ came out as the top training development need. What do you make […]