Monthly Archives: May 2014

Family and Friends

On Sunday 11th May at 3pm I with Christine, my former work colleague, joined other work colleagues at the White Hart to celebrate the 60th birthday of Joy, whose name reflects who she is. She had just returned from a … Continue reading

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Sunday Worship on May 11th at Wesley Chapel

On Sunday May 11th Ken Dransfield an elderly local preacher was due to lead worship at our chapel when he was too unwell to take the service. As he is a conscientious local preacher, the hymns and readings and order … Continue reading

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Barriers to Empathetic Leadership

The barriers to empathetic leadership can be overcome. When leaders become irritated by those they consider time wasters, it is because they have too much on their plate and cannot cope with another issue. Leaders need support so that they … Continue reading

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Jesus showed us how to be empathetic

We can learn from the cues Jesus gave in his empathy shown in the gospels. Jesus noticed the poor widow and drew his disciples’ attention to her in Mark 12v41. Jesus looked at and loved the rich young ruler who … Continue reading

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How do we learn how to show empathy?

Elaine asked what builds up empathy and how do we develop it? She acknowledged that some people are more empathetic than others; they can recognise verbal and non verbal cues. Tone and facial expressions and other body language reveals empathy … Continue reading

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Practical Empathy

In a similar way the synod was similarly entrenched last July over the prospect of women bishops, but the High Catholic camp changed and abstained rather than voting against the measure, as they recognised the inevitability of the change so … Continue reading

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Emotional Empathy

‘Emotional empathy’ enables us to resonate with another person’s feelings, which is a vital skill for pastors, counsellors, Bible study leaders and prayer leaders. We have to make an effort to understand those we are with, which does not mean … Continue reading

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An introduction to Empathetic Leadership by Elaine Storkey

When I arrived at St Mark’s Church I found the session had begun at 9.30 not 10.00 as I had thought but they were still singing worship songs, so I had time to grab a coffee and get ready to … Continue reading

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A week of relaxation and celebration

It was lovely to have Bank Holiday Monday to relax at home without having to get up early. An enjoyed an extra day to relax with my beloved. It meant that I only had one day at work on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Sunday Worship on May 4th at Wesley Chapel

On Sunday May 4th our minister Trevor Dixon led worship, encouraging us to respond when he said, He is risen! and we responded by saying, ‘He is risen indeed! Alleluia, at regular intervals, reinforcing my joy in the risen Lord! … Continue reading

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