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



Why Mission Matters!

Our ideas about participating in ‘mission’ are many and varied! To some, it seems daunting and way beyond the comfort zone! To others, mission is what happens overseas, and requires a special calling if we are to get involved. To some, it’s regarded as the pastime of the super-zealous. And to other, perhaps, it is […]

Entering the Kingdom of God

The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17) Unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, they cannot enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5) In previous articles we have discovered that the kingdom of God is different from every other ‘kingdom’. The two verses quoted above […]

Rooted: Covenant

Season 2 of ROOTED focuses on COVENANT – a fundamental theme that runs throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation! At times the idea of covenant is up front and central, with the biblical story providing great detail of the way God makes covenants with different people at different times. Elsewhere the outworking of covenant […]