Three ways we impede gospel ministry in deprived communities

I am delighted more people are talking about church in deprived communities. This is long overdue. But there are still several ways we continue view

Five reasons to avoid sending short-term mission teams

I’ll be honest, if you want to get a short-term missions team into your church to do a mission week or whatever, I’m not going

The importance of contextualisation

We have been continuing our series in Acts on Sunday mornings. And we have come across the concept of contextualisation a number of times. But

Guest post: FIEC Pastor’s network day (Manchester)

On Thurday, I attended the Manchester FIEC Pastor’s Network Day with my friend, Andy Smith. Andy is in the process of affiliating his church to FIEC and I thought it would be interesting, given this was his first time at one of these events, to get his perspective on how he found things. This is what he wrote: Our church is in the process of joining the FIEC so I attended the regional networking day for FIEC pastors in Manchester. At this

Prove your worth by leading as though you aren’t needed

I’ve never particularly needed to feel valued or validated by compliments. To be honest, I don’t really know what to do with compliments. I was

Muslim-Christian dialogue: Neighbours

Each month we meet locally with our Muslim friends to discuss issues of faith. We had our most recent meeting last night and considered the

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