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,
I’ve written recently about the problem of comfortable, middle class Christians refusing to move to those areas that are perhaps deemed less salubrious. You can
As I have mentioned here and here, ours is a small church in an area that many would consider insalubrious. We do not have lots
About a month ago, I wrote a piece titled Comfortable Christians are killing the church. I suggested church planting and revitalisation efforts in the UK,