‘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
We have a problem with resourcing the church in deprived communities. Let me state, in the plainest possible terms, what most under-resourced churches need: Prayer:
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
You have no doubt heard that Oldham is the most deprived town in England, beating Salford, Middlesborough, Walsall and Liverpool to win the dubious honour.
There is a traditional church growth model that is brilliant in its simplicity. You plant a church into an area and send your people out
One of the difficulties of running a church in an undesirable area is the problem of partnership. I have noted some of these issues here,