Category Archives: Mission

Bean counting as the aim…..

We see consumerism everywhere, yes, especially in church! We see business models promoted as magical tablets to cure ailing Sunday attendance, and we also know that many think of local church instead of kingdom thinking…. I am currently reading Michael … Continue reading

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Four new building blocks for Methodism?

  Newly elected Vice-President lays out four new building blocks for Methodism 28 June 2014 The new Vice-President of the Methodist Conference for 2014-15 laid down four building blocks of faith for 21st century Britain in her inaugural address to … Continue reading

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Ministers need to stop and re-orientate.

This year has shown me just how much I need time to stop. To just be able to say ‘No’ to demands of time and energy. Being on holiday can often be a time of being equally busy, but being … Continue reading

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transition from inward to outward

transition from inward to outward Brad Brisco’s summary of “what is missional?” is a good one, and I particularly like the five implications he closes with. I have summarized but also adapted some of this. I’ll close with some thoughts … Continue reading

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Mission and Vision….

mission and vision Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There’s a crack in everything – That’s how the light gets in . – Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” The greatest and most fundamental problems of life are fundamentally … Continue reading

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10 Reflections on a Decade of Church Consulting

  By Chuck Lawless I love the local church. It’s God’s church, despite its flaws. For ten years, I’ve had the privilege of consulting with churches seeking to grow. Here are my reflections of those years – one reflection for … Continue reading

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Inspired by love and anger

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain, informed of God’s own bias we ask him once again: “How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind? How long dare vain self interest turn prayer … Continue reading

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