What sort of person can serve in a deprived community?

There often seems to a sense that unless you have experienced the most appalling upbringing you aren’t cut out to work in a deprived community.

The problem of crippling shyness and how the church can help

Morrissey famously sang, ‘shyness is nice, and shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you’d like to’. Less famously, my Dad

There is a place for duty; after all, who enjoys wiping bums?

When it comes to serving the Lord, there is a balance to be struck. The twin dangers of dutiful legalism on the one hand and

How can you partner with Oldham Bethel Church in 2018?

As we enter a new year, it is always worth looking back at how the Lord has blessed us in 2017. We have much for

What are spiritual gifts?

During some study of this question several years ago, I came across Ken Berding’s book What are Spiritual Gifts? I continue to find the view he advances

Why should we give to the Lord?

On Sunday, we read Numbers 7 and considered the nature of giving in the church. The below is an extract from that sermon. You can

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