The Big hearted Tour

The Concept: The strategy for the Presidential Year 2012-2013 Aim The purpose of this paper is to clarify how Chris Duffett may assist Baptist churches and associations in his role as President (2012-2013) Summary Chris is ordained as an evangelist in the Baptist Union and it is within this ministry gifting that he would best…

Do a new thing…

I loved teaching the small group gathered this week for a day in Oxford. It was all about being the life at the centre of our communities… about having a new view in how we are as ‘church’ and the challenge from Acts 10 and the amazing story of Peter and how it is as if a challenge for a new…

Pastry and prayer…. take 2

This is how ‘Pastry and prayer’ was reported in the Baptist Times this week. Saints on the street  ‘Who is going to join me?’ I ask after the service at Park Road Baptist Church in the heart of Peterborough. I am so chuffed that out of the 100 or so gathered for the morning service…

Such a good free book…

I have been reading George Verwor’s free book, Drops From A Leaking Tap. He writes: ‘Though I believe in world missions and radical commitment, these things mean nothing if we don’t have Christ’s love…’ You can free downlaod his book for free here. The chapters detailing his early days of ministry and marriage are inspirational.

Peterborough: Pastry, Prayer. Park Rd BC.

Pastries and Prayer This is a post from my friend Tim Edworthy, minister of Park Road Baptist Church. Yesterday morning, we had a visit from Chris Duffett, vice-President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Chris brought his own irrepressible personality and sense of humour to the children’s talk and sermon. Even better than that,…

Soaking in God’s presence

It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m visiting a student who wants to train with the Chester team next year. I have travelled for a few hours and while feeling a bit travel weary I am excited about the possibilities of another student training with us on our community evangelism course. After meeting Dave Bishop in MacDonald’s (what a…

A car boot full of grace

A car boot full of Grace St St initiatives are all about letting people who wouldn’t usually go to a Church service encounter something of the gospel and ‘get’ what it means to be a Christian. This is exactly what some of The Light Project team in Chester did recently.   Imagine a course for people…

No evangelism please…

My friend and old (not as in he is old) tutor wrote this recently in his blog and Bapttist Times: http://nah-then.blogspot.com I’m really pleased that Chris Duffet is going to be president of the Baptist Union.  Chris is an evangelist.  His love for Jesus and his love for other people is truly infectious. He’s also an…

2p piece of chalk used to bring treasure to many…

I thought if 10 out of the 200 people who came along to my seminar yesterday ventured onto the streets today with me to do the application then that would be just brilliant… 10 turned up (Wahoooo) willing to have a go, including my friend Aleen who had heard of a guy who uses chalk…

KISS.

Keep it simple, stupid. Why oh why do I have to overcomplicate the good news and how to share it? Too often I struggle and worry to think how to connect ‘it’ with others when all I need to do is well, simply do something. I often look at crowded platforms or busy cafe’s and think, I would love…