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Making Disciples for the Workplace
Work is not a topic to be addressed but a context to disciple people for. A booklet for leaders unpacks research and tested ideas on biblical frameworks and spiritual practices that will enable workers to be fruitful.
Meron -  a ministry of hospitality
One of a film series sharing stories of God at work through ordinary Christians in everyday places. For Meron, driving is a ministry of hospitality, not just transportation. She sees each customer as God-sent.
Transitioning from a 'come and see' to a 'go and be' church - 2
"We're moving into a season of discipleship making that is going to be decentralised. I don't want to just go to a building anymore. I want to see people leading neighbours to the Lord.."
Transitioning from a 'come and see' to a 'go and be' church - 1
"I saw that that we weren't really building disciples. There was heavy centralization, full-time leader-led, building central. The shift is to distributed leadership - lay led communities..."
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."
Radical faith in the underground church - 3 
The problem with the western model is 'come and see'. That's not what Jesus said. Jesus said, 'go and find'. We don't even see a 'come and see' model - it's all about going and finding the lost. Going where they are.
Radical faith in the underground church - 2 
I would read Acts and ask the Lord, "Why is persecution reducing the Church here?" The Lord answered, "You made converts not disciples. Converts will run away from me in persecution. Disciples will die for me."
Are we willing to pay a price?
In 42 years, a very dark time of Iran's history, over a million people have turned to Christ. Persecution is increasing. Iranians are paying a price. A sacrificing church who knows how much Jesus has loved and sacrificed.
What proportion of time is being used on maintenance ministry versus developing others? We can all fill our diaries but building increasing time for training must be vital for a healthy, growing Church and kingdom.

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What is the future of the Church? ...building churches of resilience and sustainability
@St. John's Westwood Church, CV4 8GN
Join Kairos Connection for their next Community of Practice where they’ll be looking at the future shape of church in the light of all the global and societal changes taking place. They'll be dreaming together about how we build churches, groups and plant new expressions of church with resilience and sustainability.

As with every Community of Practice and Learning Community they go through the arc of learning. What is - giving us the opportunity to reflect together on what's working well and where the challenges are;  What could be - with outside input to fuel our imagination and What will be - we'll finish with making our 12 month plans to guide us through the next year.

Patrick Dixon - author of 16 books on global trends.
Christie Lothamer - a practitioner in Bicester in missional discipleship, and entrepreneur and coach. They are establishing a network of micro churches in the UK embedded with the DNA of mission and discipleship.
John McGinley - New Wine Director of Church Planting, seeking to serve the planting churches of England. 
Nic Harding - From a background of 10 years as a GP in Bristol, and planting 4 congregations, the family moved to Liverpool to plant Frontline church in 1991. This grew to a church of 1000 adults and children.


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