4 million micro churches planted in less than 30 years
"We're having over a million baptisms reported, and around 150,000 simple churches started every year. And that's starting from a house church on our back porch. These churches are having babies. The longest I know, of since March 2013, is 38 generations.
Bible-based trauma healing
Trauma is part of the human experience in the broken world. How do people recover from trauma? Can the Bible help? What can the Church do? The Healing the Wounds of Trauma model can be used in any context.
Spending time with the neighbours in community, not to gauge their needs but to understand the talents. Hundreds of people now pass under the church's roof each week.
Navigating the asylum system
The Refugee Resource Centre for Churches (R2C2) was set up at the request of many Christian groups working with refugees in Britain, bringing together the expertise and experience of those involved in this vital work.
In the West, the church is less and less effective at reaching a changing world but many in the church continue to believe the church maintains a central role in the life of culture. Time to ReThink.
A call to Christians not to forget the rest of life and ask the question: ‘What should I be doing in my world to bring God’s redemptive love and power into it?’
Freed from Shame
Real-life stories from Christians struggling with various mental health issues and suggestions for churches and individuals supporting people.
Workshop: Transforming injustice in UK austerity and poverty - Coventry
@Elm Bank Coventry University Coventry CV1 2LQ
A participatory workshop challenging and reflecting on the Church’s aim to transform unjust structures of society in austerity Britain. What are the different forms of poverty in the UK and how do they relate to each other? How can the Church be an effective agent for change in an age of austerity? How can the Bible and Christian tradition enable us to challenge structural injustice? This participatory workshop will revolve around small group discussion of three questions that reflect on transforming unjust structures.
Restor(y)ing the Imagination - London
@LICC, St. Peter’s, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQ
Whatever our calling might be, as creatures made in God’s image we are commissioned by the Creator for cultural creativity. We are made to be makers, whether we’re building bridges or tending families, creating art or legislation. How can we become image bearers whose culture-making is fuelled by a biblical imagination? Join us for an evening with James KA Smith, influential author and thought leader, to explore how our immersion in the practices of the body of Christ is a way to curate a biblical imagination for faithful creation.