‘The Church exists by mission, just as a fire exists by burning’.
We are all privileged to play our part in the mission of God, wherever God has placed us, so join in. To participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love toward people, since God is a fountain of sending love.
‘As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you’ is the mandate Jesus has given us. If we are followers of Jesus, we shall by definition be those who are sent by him. We strongly advocate everyone being a committed contributor to the life of a local church, yet we recognise some churches provide a greater encouragement for individuals to be all Jesus Christ calls them to be in their own context and circumstances, than others. Seventy-two exists to be a network and a catalyst for us all to be those missional disciples we are called to be.
Igniting Mission Articles and Resources
We are all on a journey with God and for me on my journey I think that genuine stories of God’s provision, sustaining faithfulness, equipping and what God has been doing in my life and others around me have made an impact. My journey through church and college to this...
One of my favourite stories in the development of the embryonic missional church planting movement recorded in the New Testament is Paul's trip to Troas with a few of his companions. Paul, a seasoned campaigner of previous pioneering missional excursions, heads out...
God asks us to 'go', but how do you set about sharing your faith? Seventy-two's Alex Drew and The Fuelcast have made this video in which she shares some of her experiences:
Rich Rycroft from Hillfields Baptist Church in Bristol recently received a vision for the church he leads. A compelling parable for us all. Feel free to share this video:
I could be biased, but of all the groups of people to minister among, I think I’ve got the best one. Since 2019 it’s been my privilege to be the Ministry Team Leader for Senior Adults at Clevedon Baptist Church. At CBC we call Seniors those who have had 70 or more...
Part 6 in our series from Alex Harris in which he helps us to explore the seven marks common to churches experiencing growth. Taking Risks Missed the first five? Catch up here.
Part 5 in our series from Alex Harris in which he helps us to explore the seven marks common to churches experiencing growth. Evangelists Missed the first four? Catch up here.
Part 4 in our series from Alex Harris in which he helps us to explore the seven marks common to churches experiencing growth. Leaders Missed the first three? Catch up here.
Church planting is a practice that has long existed in the Christian church; indeed it is as old as the church itself. The narrative of Acts records for us how early Christian communities are formed. Christian communities are formed as people respond to the Gospel. As...
Part 3 in our series from Alex Harris in which he helps us to explore the seven marks common to churches experiencing growth. Vision Missed the first two? Catch up here.