Stepping out into the Fog

Stepping out into the Fog

‘Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8 Life has thrown me a few curve balls and sometimes it’s hard to know what the next steps in God’s mission should be. I get confused! Sometimes, I confess, it’s...
99 Year Old Prayer Warrior Ministers Using Her iPad

99 Year Old Prayer Warrior Ministers Using Her iPad

There are more than 11.9 million people aged 65 and over in the UK, with this figure projected to rise in the next 17 years to over 16 million. Of this group, 49 per cent say the television or their pet is their main company, with more than 1 million older people...
Where Will Revival Begin?

Where Will Revival Begin?

I am the pastor of a small urban church in the middle of one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the South West of England. Life expectancy here is ten years lower than other parts of the city I live in. 48% of children who arrive at the local primary school are...
Collared: A Missiological Reflection

Collared: A Missiological Reflection

For Lent this year, I decided to wear a dog collar during ‘normal operating hours’. This decision had been building up for just a few weeks and had not come out of ‘no-where’, but it did open up the possibility of a shift in my understanding of local pastoral ministry...
Rooting Church Planting In The Story Of God

Rooting Church Planting In The Story Of God

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...