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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A Gathering Momentum: Stories of Christian Unity Transforming Our Towns and Cities
his kingdom my business
Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel
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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 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.
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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.