The reality of ministry

Around three years ago, my friend – Mike Tindall – delivered an address at my pastoral induction. Ever the encourager, here was what he had

Don’t overfocus on the vocal minority

I have been reading through John James’ book Renewal: church revitalisation along the way of the cross. I have long been an advocate for church

Who are the ministers of the church?

For many, the answer to this question seems palpably obvious. The ministers of the church are those blokes we pay and call ministers, aren’t they?

How do you effect integration in a multicultural church?

At Oldham Bethel Church, we have a significant number of people for whom English is not their first language. Most of our service takes place

The one thing worse than a church closing

‘I’d rather this church close down tomorrow than to see Christ not preached faithfully’. So stated our newly appointed elder, a former minister of Oldham

Just a passing thought on revitalisation and urban ministry

As you probably know, the BBC relocated much of its operation up North to Salford Quays. Whilst the move was not without its issues, most

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