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leading questions: am i helping others flourish?

leading questions: am i helping others flourish?

I heard about a very capable person who moved from one church to another. He left a very prominent, well-known church because they loved the task more than they loved the individual. Leadership was curt, a ‘get this done now’ approach. He is now enjoying a leadership that...

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leading questions: AM I too controlling?

leading questions: AM I too controlling?

I have a confession. I like to be in control. I have a high sense of responsibility – I want to achieve, and drive and make an impact. I happily embrace the delusion that the God given calling on my life means people should respond quickly and gratefully to my wise guidance and...

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leading questions: Am I doing too much?

leading questions: Am I doing too much?

One of my heroes of the faith is Evan Roberts. At just 26 he was a key figure in the Welsh revival, leading many to faith in Jesus and encouraging thousands of church goers to discover a deep passion and hunger for God. But within a short period, he became a recluse after...

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5 gifts of covid by roger sutton

5 gifts of covid by roger sutton

It’s not easy to describe the Covid pandemic as a gift, having lost my brother this year from a Covid related illness, however Christmas teaches us that even in the midst of great darkness a light will shine. So here are some of my reflections on the gifts received from this...

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How do I start a unity movement across my city/town?

How do I start a unity movement across my city/town?

Unity movements can start in a number of different ways but generally they start with one or a few church leaders who are dissatisfied with the current state of relationship across a city/ town who begins to draw leaders together to build relationships, pray regularly together...

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How do I take my city unity movement to the next level?

How do I take my city unity movement to the next level?

We identify several stages of development for a unity movement, beyond starting and forming relationships. Step 1 & 2 Get started and build relationships. Step 3 Organise  This is where you build on the foundations of prayer/missional-based relationships to begin to become...

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How Do I Set UP a Movement for Recovery in my Town/City?

How Do I Set UP a Movement for Recovery in my Town/City?

Why should we consider setting up a Movement for Recovery in our town/city? Our main challenge as the Church is that we are not as coordinated and strategic as we could be. Often each church or charity does its own thing without much consultation with other churches or the...

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IDEAS FROM OUR GLOBAL NETWORK

IDEAS FROM OUR GLOBAL NETWORK

One of the silver linings from Covid has been the new ideas and initiatives we have seen spring up in many places in the UK. To keep that fresh thinking going we are looking at some good practice around the world. Yes, many of these churches are large, but a good idea is a good...

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ADAPT OR DIE? WHY LEADERSHIP MUST CHANGE

ADAPT OR DIE? WHY LEADERSHIP MUST CHANGE

Rapid change is all around us. Not long ago we had our first family meal together for months in the garden of a local restaurant. We were in a new six seater wooden pod with comfortable cushions and that all important heater. Many of the staff were adjusting to new ways of...

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Books

A Gathering Momentum: Stories of Christian Unity Transforming Our Towns and Cities

Roger Sutton

One

Steve Clifford

How to Connect Social Action & Faith Sharing

Andy Frost

Disruptive City Women

Letitia Shelton

a disruptive gospel

Mac Pier

The Land

Walter Brueggemann

his kingdom my business

Steve Botham

Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel

Kevin Palau

Exiles on Mission : How Christians Can Thrive in a Post-Christian World

Paul S. Williams

The (im)Possible Dream

Steve Clifford and Yemi Adedeji

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Partner resources

share jesus international

5 d’s of community transformation

A new framework and resource to help local churches and church unity groups think and pray through the difference they can make in their community.

KINTSUGI HOPE

KINTSUGI HOPE WELLBEING GROUP INFO SESSIONS

Passionate about mental health and creating safe spaces? Want to know more about Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups? Join on of their free, regular, online Wellbeing Group Information Sessions.

share jesus international

one church one commission

This little booklet aims to remind you of what is possible by sharing stories to encourage and resource you. The Gospel message transforms lives and when churches work together to tell people about Jesus, even more incredible things can happen. And it will enable you to dream a new dream for your place.

Evangelical Alliance

7 conversations your church needs to have to reach young adults

Helping church leaders assess whether their church attracts and retains those in their 20s and 30s

Evangelical Alliance

Sent: growing transformational leaders

A small group course to help equip public leaders in churches, cities and unity groups to have a transformational influence in their workplace and community

Bible Society

Navigating Trauma

Navigating Trauma is a facilitated course delivered by church partners that uses the Bible to help people deal with the effects of trauma. In Bible stories and themes, people who’ve suffered trauma find echoes of their own experience and can journey towards a place of peace.

Bible Society

Psalm 23 Banquets

Psalm 23 Banquets are a response to the Covid-19 pandemic showing the grace and welcome of God. Inspired by Psalm 23.5, we’re encouraging unity groups, churches and individuals to host Covid-safe banquets in the presence of the ‘enemies’ of fear, loneliness and grief.

Share Jesus International

How to connect Faith sharing and Social Action

It is vital that unity movements take time to think through how to appropriately share faith in words as well as deeds. We need to be able to demonstrate what makes us distinctive from the many other organisations that do such good works in our communities.