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Respect the local leadership

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Posted by Anthony Adams on

I am writing this from an internet cafe in Kosovo. We are on a short-term mission trip this week where we are trying to assist a local church here in their work amongst families in the community. It is a good time and as I have been here I have been reminded of the importance of flexibility, and ...

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Tags: mission, kosovo, local, church, leaders, respect, serve, radstock

'Tipping points' for revival?

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Posted by Mark Jones Parry on

I recently read Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Tipping Point”.  Gladwell explores (very entertainingly) factors that trigger the emergence of epidemics (i.e. ideas, trends or diseases that rapidly emerge in a population to massive effect).  As a Christian, it immediately had ...

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Tags: radstock, church plant, mission, community, relationships, tipping point, malcolm gladwell

Church planting - mission mindset + strong relationships (2)

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Posted by Mark Jones Parry on

Nurturing church plants to have BOTH a mission mindset and strong relationships with the local community (Part 2) The challenge we are faced with is to build a mission-minded Christian community with deep and wide-ranging relational connections. We want everyone to end up in area C.  In ...

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Tags: radstock, church plant, mission, community, relationships

Church planting - mission mindset + strong relationships (1)

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Posted by Mark Jones Parry on

Nurturing church plants to have BOTH a mission mindset and strong relationships with the local community (Part 1) Since planting a church on a social housing development in central London 3 years ago, by God’s grace, we have grown in two ways.  Firstly, a small but growing group of ...

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Tags: radstock, church plant, mission, community, relationships

Church planting questions (3)

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Posted by Mark Jones Parry on

Church planting:  Should the meeting or the community take priority at the outset?  (Part 3 – Understanding “the culture gap” and introducing “rent-a-crowd”) I’ve asked the question whether establishing a church meeting is always the best strategy for ...

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Tags: radstock, church plant, community, meetings, relationships, contextualisation

Church planting questions (2)

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Posted by Mark Jones Parry on

Church planting:  Should the “church meeting” or the “church community” take priority at the outset?  (Part 2 – A “community led” model; read part 1 here) COMMUNITY-LED CHURCH PLANTS: Under this approach, the church-planting team focus on ...

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Tags: radstock, church plant, community, meetings, relationships, contextualisation

Church planting questions (1)

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Posted by Mark Jones Parry on

Mark Jones Parry is on the board of Radstock and currently studying at theological college. Here he reflects on church planting, after 2 years as part of a new church in London, UK.

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Tags: radstock, church plant, community, contextualisation

churches on the front line in georgia

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Posted by Radstock Staff   Please pray for churches in Georgia wrestling with the ongoing refugee crisis following last year’s conflict between Georgia and Russia. Next generation ministries have been put on hold while resources are diverted to the care of those who lost homes, ...

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Tags: church help, conflict, georgia

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