Book Review: Planting Churches, Changing Communities

Church planting is not an easy thing to do, there’s a tonne of things to learn and to think about. Good reasons to have some good books on the subject and I’d recommend from the outset adding David Stroud’s Planting Churches, Changing Communities: A hands on guide to successful church planting. It comes from the Newfrontiers family of churches and draws much of its material from within that network, however much of the advice would be useful or helpful no matter what your denomination or church movement. It doesn’t particularly…

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I don't need a million dollars

So says Randy Alcorn and I believe him. Here’s some powerful words from a man living what he’s talking about. “God was and is the owner of all things. I was and am simply His money manager. He has never revoked his ownership, never surrendered his claim to all riches and treasures. God didn’t die and leave this earth to you and me. He still owns it. The more I thought about it, the more real it became.” And “Do Nanci and I go to bed each night thinking, “It…

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I link therefore I am (31.08.2010)

OK this infographic is for the US but revealing nonetheless. This is the lottery economy Sticking with money, the IRS (the Inland Revenue in the US) has done a good job of defining a church Andrew Brown over at the Guardian often irritates but this is an interesting reflection sparked off by Bishop Tom Wright on the question: How do we make the new and better people to inhabit our new and better world? I appreciated Terry Virgo’s personal reflection on the impact of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ preaching Help Make…

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