Recognizing the impact you already have
What if we asked people before they engaged with another person what they expected their impact on the other person to be, and then immediately asked the other person how much they were actually impacted?
Pancakes on the Porch
Everyone has a need to have connection and community. You're building relationships with a sphere of people you would never normally hang out with. Have the faith to say that if I take the first step I think that God will take take it further.
If you have adversity but also connections to family, community and culture, which are resilience building factors, you're not at any increased risk for bad outcomes. But adversity and poor connections equals significant risk increase.
Stewardship as surrender
After travelling on various short-term mission trips, Robert Kim started imagining the role of investing as a tool to uplift communities – as a conduit of God’s blessings. He sets out 3 elements of stewardship..
A vicar meets his Muslim parishioners
It is important that I can explain Christian truths to my Muslim friends. And I do so out of friendship, a relationship of mutual respect. They may not engage with it, but many have no idea what Christianity is about.
Building Community Through Small Groups
@Waverley Abbey College, Farnham, Surrey
Local churches assume that having small groups will enable everyone to grow and the church to develop community. But it doesn’t always happen and in some cases, things get worse! This course looks at how to develop true biblical community with wise and godly leadership and openness to how God is looking to work within us individually and as a group.