When God gives us a vision for a new Congregation, what do we do next? Getting started can be hard! There are, of course, lots of ways we could go about it, but here’s one way, taken from an excellent book by Will Mancini (called ‘God Dreams’): 1. Start by picturing the long-term vision. Maybe God […]
A tiny but wonderful detail in the gospel that calls us to bring our “inferior” offering and see Jesus make the difference
Since launching this site at the beginning of October we’ve added new content every week and will continue to do so. So far we’ve added Two animated videos to help explain what a congregation is and how to start a new congregation. Ten blog posts from a wide range of practitioners Five stories of new […]
Looking back, what a year it has been! On the theme of “backwards”, here’s some Christmas fun from Andy Dykes who is leading Something New. Andy learned to sing “Driving Home for Christmas” backwards. We’re not quite sure why… Enjoy!
”The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered, because they go unasked” – Mark Batterson Great movements of God begin with someone praying. God breathes His life into people, the impossible is birthed, the unexpected takes shape – everything changes. Prayer is the source of our spiritual life and power. But without […]
Here is a wonderful range of resources recommended by Sue Mitchell our diocesan Children and Families Missioner. Baptism Maintaining contact with families after a baptism is crucial to supporting them in their on-going journey, providing opportunities to invite Baptism families to come along to is key to building relationships .This website provides a wealth […]
I think there are four core values which are all absolutely crucial when pioneering a new congregation. They may seem obvious but I’ve seen too many new things lose their way by neglecting one or more. Conveniently they spell the word “CORE”!
StoryHouse is an independent coffee shop, micro bakery and new congregation in Crosby. With hospitality at its core, every element of StoryHouse from decor to menu, music and coffee was carefully chosen to create a space people would want to hang out in, especially those who would never walk into a church, which is why […]
Whenever opposition happens, it is helpful to consider what is really happening, and why it is happening, so we might respond to it constructively…
This post follows on from last week’s blog: “Resisting a ‘Box of Constraints”. The next step for me in my former parish was to ask: “What is the size of the opportunity?”…