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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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Five Tips for pioneers 1: Pray.

1 1. Pray a lot. We can’t do this in our own power  Any sort of Church growth is by the Spirit of God. Using a gardening analogy, Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God … Continue reading

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Five Tips for new Pioneers

After being in post for five years, here are five pieces of advice to new pioneers starting out. They are not rocket science but useful to remember. In no particular order here they are. I’ll expand on each in future … Continue reading

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Five year Update!

It is now nearly five years since we moved to the St Crispin’s new housing development, along with our baby boy, our young cat, and our hopes to establish a worshipping community from the residents here. We knew no-one so … Continue reading

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Good Friday Walk

Yesterday was Good Friday, and for the first time Berrywood Church marked the day with a church event. We only started meeting regularly in May last year so didn’t do anything at Easter then – in fact I was in … 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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Anne Morisy on anxiety and the invitational aspect of pioneering

Anne Morisy’s second session from the Breakout Pioneer conference. Guy Stanley, a sociologist from Exeter has a triangle concept. Instead of defining people by their class he defines them otherwise. The precariate is a multitude of insecure people, perhaps frustrated … Continue reading

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