Monthly Archives: August 2010

More connections

Over the last week I’ve been continuing get to know people around and start t make links with them as well as get to know the area. In many ways it has felt slow, but I need to remember we’ve … Continue reading

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Just a community or a church?

Any fresh expression that is going to succeed needs clear support and aims. In chapter 3 of Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church, Angela Shier-Jones offers five key components which should be present. They don’t have to be executed … Continue reading

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First, listen…

Continuing through the book Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church by Angela Shier-Jones, she moves onto think about preparing for a pioneering role or fresh expression. Many churches and ministries can be incredibly creative and hugely successful in drawing … Continue reading

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Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church 1

In her book, Pioneer Minister and Fresh Expressions of Church, Angela Shier-Jones offers a theological framework for discussing and implementing fresh expressions. I’ve only just begun reading it and will discuss it as I go though. From chapter 1, defines … Continue reading

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Day in the life…

Rob Ryan is an ordained pioneer minister in Rochester who has been doing this longer than me. Based out of the cathedral, his remit is to begin to engage with the community along the high street and in the local … Continue reading

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Some photos of St. Crispin’s

The new-build estate is centred around an old psychiatric hospital at St. Crispin’s which was in use from the 1870’s up to 1995. In the last few years, not only has it become disused, but the developer has not yet … Continue reading

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A good day.

A number of things have happened today which, in my opinion, show that God is in the detail. This morning as we were heading out to church, I saw one of the neighbours across the road and introduced myself – … Continue reading

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