Monthly Archives: September 2010

Developing relationships

Ian Adams claims that one of the first things to do in creating pioneer and missional communities is to develop a big idea about what you want to create. I think that this stage comes later. In the beginning, there … Continue reading

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Predictions of a global future

There have been no posts for a while due a a week holidaying in the Lake District (weather: bad; scenery: wonderful) and a busy-ish week last week. This has meant that I’m only a few chapters into Mustard Seed versus … Continue reading

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And for my next book….

After hearing Tom Sine speak at Greenbelt Festival, I remembered that I had one of his books on my shelf that I hadn’t got around to reading yet. Mustard Seed verses McWorld is one of his older books which attempts … Continue reading

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Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church

The final four chapters of Angela Shier-Jones’ book, Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church talk about how existing churches can support and co-exist with fresh expressions. Although not strictly relevant to my situation, it did have some interesting points. … Continue reading

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A community picnic

The Residents association had their first event this weekend, a Big Picnic together with games adults and children, a face painter and a pinata donkey for the kids. It was very successful with over a hundred people coming out and … Continue reading

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Ideas for interactive worship

One of the other seminars at Greenbelt 2010 that I went to was about making worship more interactive for the participants. Too often the congregation is simply invited to consume what the service leader has arranged for the week, and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Greenbelt 2010

I’ve returned from the Greenbelt Festival with a host new things to think about. I didn’t get to too many talks this year as it was my first greenbelt with a baby – definitely a different experience – but I … Continue reading

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