I’m currently running this little survey to find out a bit more about attitudes to church planting. I’m particularly interested to know whether there are people seriously considering the possibility of church planting in the near future. If you are interested in church planting, then I’d like to find out a bit more about what… Continue reading Attitudes to Church Planting
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TV, culture and curiosity
I’m following up on the discussion around TV and pastoral visits from the other day with some further thoughts, less to try and reach a definitive answer on the original question and more to work through some things that started to come out of the discussion. One key thing that I think came out of… Continue reading TV, culture and curiosity
As it’s early in January this is a good time to be thinking about medium and longer term plans. So, I’d like to encourage you to consider this invitation. One of my priorities is to see people trained and equipped for urban church planting. There are two parts to this. First, I believe that if… Continue reading An Invitation
Ten you may have missed
Yesterday I published a list of this year’s top ten most read blog articles. It’s often a surprise and sometimes frustrating to see what does and doesn’t make it towards the top of the list. Sometimes you find that people are more interested in a particular subject than you would be, sometimes, something you expect… Continue reading Ten you may have missed
Trickle Down Gospel?
Government economic policy in the UK has led to renewed discussion of the term “Trickle Down Economics”. The term comes from the belief supposedly held by some that if we simply permit the wealthy to get wealthier then that wealth will eventually “trickle down” to the less well off. I say “supposedly” because I’m not… Continue reading Trickle Down Gospel?
Safer Churches e-book
Here in one place are the studies and discussion questions helping us to think through what it means to plant safer churches Planting Safer Churches I would encourage Church leadership teams to work through these over a series of sessions. I am also currently preparing a series of YouTube videos to accompany the discussions
Planting Safer Churches
This may seem like an unusual title. On the one hand, we would hope that churches are safe, loving and accepting places. This is where the Gospel is preached and where people whose lives are being changed come. On the other hand, can we really expect church to be safe? Isn’t there something intensely dangerous… Continue reading Planting Safer Churches
How can you pray for fruit from the Commonwealth Games outreach?
Thank you to all of you who have been praying for evangelistic outreach during the Commonwealth Games. Please don’t stop praying. Here are some ways in which you can be praying after the event has finished. For all who received Gospels and New Testaments. The main form of outreach was by conversation and by offering… Continue reading How can you pray for fruit from the Commonwealth Games outreach?
Ministry nuts and bolts: What the pastor needs to know about asylum and immigration
This will vary depending on context but if you are serving in an urban context, then the issue of immigration is likely to play a significant part in your ministry. What are the kinds of things you need to be aware of and thinking about? First of all, I think it will help you to… Continue reading Ministry nuts and bolts: What the pastor needs to know about asylum and immigration
Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What does the pastor need to know
I’ve recently wrote about things that church leaders need to know about and be trained in beyond the narrower limits of theological and even pastoral care education and training. I followed this up with a specific article about finances. This prompted some feedback asking for further articles looking at practical aspects of leadership from safeguarding… Continue reading Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What does the pastor need to know