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How Churches Grow

How Churches Grow

Every year round harvest time, surveys are released showing how little some children know about fruit and veg, and where it comes from. It may be harsh on deprived children living in urban areas to expect them to name every vegetable and how they grow, but the surveys show a startling disconnect from the land in the modern world. A fracture that goes some way to explaining why rural and urban areas often do not understand each other and how their ways of thinking are separating, like trains at a junction.

 

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Ten Steps To Take In Ministry As We Emerge Again
Be tuned into our own emotions
It’s only been a few weeks, but these days have weighed heavily on each of us. What has happened to us in this time? What has changed that means we aren’t the same person now? There’s a lot we may not have figured out, because our feelings are complicated. But the chances are some of these emotions lie near to the surface, shown in the way tears come more easily or anger flares more readily. We won’t be alone in this. Walking with others on this way and watching for the Jesus of Emmaus to sidle up is the slow but revealing journey we’re on now.
What good habits have we learned in lockdown that we want to keep? Many think of the lifting of lockdown as the chance for a re-boot, but what if the re-boot was the lockdown itself? We like to present as people in control of our lives, directing changes when they need to be made, fully signed up to the self-improvement agenda.
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Are We In A Muddle Over Our Discipleship?

Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

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Is Willpower Enough To Win?

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