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Pioneer Ministry in New Housing Areas: Grove Booklet

This succinct new Grove booklet offers a helpful introduction to pioneering on new build developments for practitioners and permission-givers. Penny Marsh and Alison Boulton look at how this has become a contemporary issue, give practical suggestions for pioneers and for those … Continue reading

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Five Tips for pioneers 2: Hang Out.

Last week I posted my five tips for new pioneers, which has come out of our first five years working here. Here they are in short: Pray a lot. Hang Out. Find a team and form alliances. Make a five … Continue reading

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Walking Worship

Yesterday we had our first experiment of Walking Church, which we titled, Walking Worship (simply because of the alliteration). This was inspired by Wood Green Mennonite Church experiments in London which I came across at the 2012 Greenbelt festival. Meeting … Continue reading

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New Beginnings in Derby

A couple of friends of mine has just started pioneer mission work in an area of Derby, and this is what they have to say about their new role.

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Some More Numbers

It has been suggested to me that I start keeping numbers of who we are in contact with and who comes to our group, so that when I next meet with the steering group who guide my project (and who … Continue reading

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How fresh does a Fresh Expression have to be?

As we begin our third full year here a pattern and direction is beginning to emerge. At the moment we are doing things on three levels. We continue to provide places for the community to come together and get to … Continue reading

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How do you start Sunday worship and what do you do?

How do you start worship that people might want to come to? What would you do, and not do during your time together? That is one of the questions buzzing around my head as we consider a few different options … Continue reading

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When Plan A might not work. A diversion of course.

I spent much of last week pondering as it suddenly dawned on me that plan A might not work. When I arrived the hope was that there was going to me a community centre sometime in 2011. As we got … Continue reading

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Development on the Princess Marina Hospital site.

Signs have gone up from Charles Church developments and Persimmon homes (who are both the same company) saying they have acquired an area of land for development which is directly adjacent to the St Crispin’s development (Click for location map and … Continue reading

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Are there reasons not to plant a church?

TallSkinnyKiwi has posted 9 reasons not to plant a church at his blog. He mentions that there has been a shift away from planting churches in a traditional way towards: launching more sustainable, more holistic, more measurably transformational Kingdom solutions. … Continue reading

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