A bipolar journey
A story of living with bipolar disorder. Of diagnosis, hospitalization, and a recovery journey, which includes forms of self-care, reliance on community, prescriptions, counselling and spiritual direction, being active and having hope.
From prisoner to preacher
"One night, two police officers knocked on my door. They told me that if I continued preaching, they'd put me in jail.. I stood at my usual spot, proclaiming Jesus, then a police van came around the corner and my heart sank."
Mobilising missional disciples - 2
What does it look like to shift from being an attractional Sunday church to being a more missional church? Leading with mission - training Christians to live as missionaries, to be disciple makers out in the everyday spaces of life
Mobilising missional disciples - 1
A pastor started to shift an attractional, Sunday-centric professional led church into more of a seven day people movement of God, where every disciple was feeling the call to make disciples in the ordinary spaces of life.
Different types of storms
In the New Testament we see three types of storms; First type - believers cry out, Jesus stops it. Second, Jesus invites us to face it, walk on water, and then rescues us,
Third type is the most severe storm..
You marry the mission and date the model
"Hey, we're out of the 'Here comes Sunday' rhythm. So what can we do with this time? What can we do with this energy? What can we do digitally? What can we do in the community to be the hands and feet of Jesus?"
Radical faith in the underground church - 1
This church movement has no bank account, charitable status, central leadership, denoms, church buildings or seminaries and if any one is caught they could be executed or put in prison and yet it is exploding.
The Underground - 2
The Underground now has over 200 microchurches across the city, each with its own distinct ministry - no two the same. What a group of people can do who conceive church in an entirely different way - from the vantage point of mission.
Online and In-Person - Ekklesia 2022: Church Leader's Conference
@Elim Pentecostal Church, Wimbledon 76 Kingston Road London SW19 1LA
THE FUTURE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD
What should church leadership look like in these uncharted waters?
How might the shape of the local church need to change?
What does biblical truth mean for how we do discipleship?
The conference is aimed at those involved in church leadership. Since we started we’ve had vicars and pastors, deacons and elders, youth workers and community workers, lay preachers and mission enablers join us. Some leaders come alone and some come as a team from their local church. This is a great opportunity to learn together!