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Planning for Fruitfulness

Planning for Fruitfulness

Are you planning for fruitfulness? We probably know some these verses by heart: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me,...

Needed: Soft eyes for the way ahead

Needed: Soft eyes for the way ahead

I’m not saying I’m addicted to watching TV crime and detective series, but Morse, Shetland, Endeavour, Lewis, Wallender, Midsomer Murders, etc. means the higher number channels are most frequently turned on in our house. I’ve never watched The Wire, apparently a US...

Learning to be missional from Postman Pat

Learning to be missional from Postman Pat

If I say ‘Postman Pat’, I would guess that most of you would find that a certain tune starts to wander through your brain and you think wistfully of a man, with a rather oversized head, who spends his time driving round Greendale in his little red van with Jess his...

Catalysts for Mission

Catalysts for Mission

Welcome on board! You may be receiving our Seventy-two monthly update for the very first time, as we’ve welcomed a good number of new people resulting from conversations on the Seventy-two stand at Spring Harvest Minehead. Alternatively, you might already be receiving...

Animation and Challenges

Animation and Challenges

I used to work as a stop motion animator for children’s TV. The thing I loved most about that job was that although I worked closely with a small team, once the shot was set up and lit, I was left alone inside a tent of black curtains to get on with my work in peace....

Re-usable Coffee Cups

Re-usable Coffee Cups

Question: How can you help save the environment, save yourself some money … and enjoy being involved in the mission of God … and all at the same time? Answer: By taking someone out for a coffee and using our Seventy-two re-usable coffee cups. Challenge 1: Saving the...

Spring is upon us….

Spring is upon us….

Spring is upon us, although I’m still needing to scrape ice off my car windscreen some mornings. We often talk about ‘signs of spring’ and right now, living in the countryside as I do, I can see them all around me: flowers, birds, hedgerows are all displaying signs...

Loitering with intent

Loitering with intent

I had a chat with the local Anglican Mission worker yesterday in his last week before moving into a new role. Ever since he arrived I've found him to be a kindred spirit. One of the things that united us was how we engaged with community, but what I call Incarnating...

Forging Ahead?

Forging Ahead?

We talk a lot about ‘finding our way in the mission of God’, which is becoming a bit of a strap-line for many of us engaging in the ‘missional conversation’ and across the growing Seventy-two network, but it can all sound akin to a jargon-filled Civil Service manual...

Let’s talk statistics

Let’s talk statistics

I’ve been asked if there’s anything that I think Baptist Christians might need to take notice of, or respond to, in two recent articles in The Guardian, both of them putting a spotlight on the Church of England. The first article poses the challenge: ‘modern churches...