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



Leading with Care: Servanthood & Stewardship

As we might expect, the New Testament concepts of leadership are radically different from those so often visible in the worlds of politics or business (and, most tragically, sometimes in the church). The word most frequently used to describe leaders or leadership (proistemi) means to be set over or to direct – and carries within…

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…