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The Church as a Watering Hole? Or Desert Place?

A few weeks ago I tweeted a quote from Barbara Glasson’s book, Mixed-Up Blessing. Barbara was the Methodist minister assigned to pioneer new things in the city centre of Liverpool. Out of her work came what has become known as … Continue reading

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The challenge of mission…

The challenge of mission is to go on an adventure of the imagination that enables mission to be done from the inside of the primal worldview and cultures. This leads to an articulation of the gospel that is local and … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Pioneers are not often surrounded by like-minded people. It requires a large amount of trust to let go and let others grow into leadership. For us, having to move on after five yeras is extremely painful, but we have to … Continue reading

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The most important step in missionary activity.

A slightly surprising one, according to Vincent Donovan (In Christianty Rediscovered) it is this: The final missionary step as regards any nation or culture, and the most important lesson we will ever teach them – is to leave. After all … Continue reading

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One carpetless room

Been a bit quiet on here recently. The reason, apart from the Olympics, holidays and general other stuff, is that we have been rearranging our house. Last week a nice man from the builders came and knocked a wall down … Continue reading

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An important announcement!

Another baby on the way – this time it’s ours, due in mid-April. Looks like our church is growing!

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Hospital site next phase coming soon

A new sign has gone up outside the derelict former hospital. At the beginning of the year a new developer, WN Developments started building an apartment block in the grounds with a view to renovating the hospital buildings afterwards. They … Continue reading

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