TO PAPER PLANES, a resource for churches and leadership teams. Our aim is to share practical content on a range of vital themes and topics, with a particular focus on helping you play your part in building beautiful churches.

The contributors are friends who’ve worked in ministry together for many years – planting, establishing and strengthening churches in the UK and overseas. We love Jesus and His church and we write and share on matters we feel really passionate about! We hope you enjoy exploring the site and find the content encouraging and envisioning…

David Lyon



The Ephesian Episodes: A Tale for our Times

From very small beginnings, the church in Ephesus grew in such size and significance that within just three years its impact was felt not only in that city but across the entire region of Asia (modern-day Turkey)!… Fortunately, the New Testament provides us with more detail about this church than any other, so that we […]

Growing Together: Apostolic Churches & The Great Commission

The apostle Paul described his relationship with the Philippian church and its elders as a “partnership” (Phil 1:5,7), and it’s clear from the New Testament that this kind of partnership was integral to the “advancement of the gospel” (Phil 1:12), enabling the mission to flourish and the churches to grow daily in number, so that […]