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

We had a baptism yesterday: here’s what we did

At Oldham Bethel Church, we had the privilege of baptising and bringing into membership one of our Iranian brothers. There are several things going on

Beware the Elijah-complex: a lesson from history

As followers of this blog will know, or those of you who care enough to read the ‘About’ page, my formative Christian years were spent

The problem with our weekly ‘do what you feel’ gathering

Years ago, The Simpsons skewered the whole concept of the ‘if it feels good, do it’ culture. In the process, they also showed the nonsense

What does healthy church membership look like?

I have previously written about why we should not baptise those who would not join the church in membership. We noted that baptism was biblically

Why we shouldn’t baptise those who won’t join in membership

One only has to read the Great Commission to see that Jesus commands baptism for his followers. The call was to ‘go into all the world

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