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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...

Tackling Goliath

Tackling Goliath

  The task of reaching the UK for Jesus seems an increasingly gargantuan one, doesn’t it? Especially when we’re dimly aware of all those demoralising stats about the decline in UK church attendance and the such like. It’s hard to get motivated under such a heavy...

Mission: Why do we bother?

Mission: Why do we bother?

Obedience is key for me as a believer. Obedience took us as a family thousands of miles to Central Asia for many years and obedience kept us at the frontline when we had to return home. Obedience moved us to church leadership and obedience moved us on to where we are...

Called To Build Christ’s Big Kingdom

Called To Build Christ’s Big Kingdom

I am hugely challenged, and equally encouraged, by some recent research we at the Evangelical Alliance were involved with (alongside Hope and the Church of England) from the Barna group that showed that 66% of UK Christians have shared their faith in the last month....

Playing Golf with Gospel Intention

Playing Golf with Gospel Intention

Doing things with Gospel Intention is not about doing anything differently... It's about playing golf and expecting God to open up opportunities It’s clear that over recent years churches across the UK have begun to take seriously the call to engage with their...

The Great Omission!

The Great Omission!

For years whenever anyone mentioned the E Word I would feel guilty. I would make excuses: I didn’t have the time; personality; words or knowledge. I tried rationalising the situation away: it was a specific calling that I didn’t have. Others were better at it than me....

Rick Lewis sets us on a course for mission

Rick Lewis sets us on a course for mission

Where are we going? Being a leader in mission is not simply a matter of answering that question. It is more importantly a matter of guiding the process by which the team discerns the answer together. If the leader gets that right, the chances are much higher of: •...