Street Pastors have been working out of a number of church plants in the UK for some years – and also introduced into Sydney by smallboatbigsea. This al Jazeera news piece highlights the importance of this creative ministry – and its influence in society. A great story.
While about equipping missionaries for the Global South, this article is worth reading by those making disciples in the Global North as well. It is a wake-up call to the syncretistic impact of modernism upon evangelicalism – 1. Worship is equated with meetings – rather than living for God. 2. Preaching is equated with teaching… Continue reading
How Jesus made disciples was the basis of a practical four day intensive in church planting for pastors in Egypt (April 21-25). The stories of Jesus were explored for principles – and then ideas put into practice. The 4 fields (Mark 4:26-29) together with Jesus instruction to the 72 disciples (Luke 10:1-24) provided the foundation… Continue reading
Along with teaching I have been prayer walking in two parts of the city. About four months ago I felt the Holy Spirit prompting, ‘Why don’t you play cricket with those boys. Through them you can enter into their homes.’ (Read more of this e/m from a friend sharing faith in an Asian city)
Members of five Adventist simple churches and community friends met for the first South England Simple Church retreat near Reading in Berkshire, 8-10 March. Each simple church is different – Simple Church Reading focuses on ministry in the workplace, Simple Church High Wycombe focuses on ministry to children, Simple Church Walthamstow focuses on reaching secular… Continue reading
Friends and families joined CafeKirken and FaceOut – planted 10 years ago, for a combined spiritual retreat weekend. Great worship music, with amazing food and fellowship, and excellent organization, complemented the themes explored in Bible reading, discussion and prayer: Surprised by Jesus – 1. His total identity with us. 2. His redefinition of who’s ‘in’… Continue reading
This small Copenhagen boutique, selling ‘pre-loved’ clothes, glass ware, etc, was opened in May this year to touch people with the love of Jesus. The staff and volunteers are excited by the numbers of people who come – and their spiritual interest. Berit Elkjær says, ‘I have been amazed at how many people even write… Continue reading
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On Pentecost day the Christian church was born with the outpouring of Holy Spirit. Most denominations follow a process by which church plants are ‘born’ and ‘affirmed’ as part its network – and this Pentecost weekend X-preszo was welcomed in with a baptism, prayers for the Spirit, welcome from their ‘parent’ church, a message from… Continue reading