Painting and talking about Jesus down the pub as part of our Baptist Assembly

Last weekend was our annual assembly for the Baptist Union, and what an uplifting time it was too. It happened in Telford and rather than teach some seminars about evangelism I was asked to lead some outreach into the town centre for an opportunity for people to have a practical go at evangelism. In the … Continue reading Painting and talking about Jesus down the pub as part of our Baptist Assembly

A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!

I've just spent the morning with Lowestoft town centre chaplains. They're an inspirational bunch from different churches in Lowestoft. The team is led by The Light Project College student Esther Day who is in her second year of part time studies with us in a foundation degree in Theology, Mission and Evangelism. What I witnessed … Continue reading A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!

Adventures on the street…

I've spent a few hours on the streets of Peterborough with a trainee vicar on placement with me called Keri. She's an incredibly gifted people person. We met together to reach out to all kinds of people, but we especially wanted to bring something of the good news to people who are Muslim. We both … Continue reading Adventures on the street…

Yet what I can I give Him?… Give my heart.

I took part in some Christmas outreach with the churches in the city centre. Organised by my friend Jonathan at Park Road Baptist Church he had arranged some awesome puppets, a craft table, lots of chocolate, and 'happy birthday Jesus' balloons! Crowds gathered to watch the puppets- they were sooooo good! I brought along an … Continue reading Yet what I can I give Him?… Give my heart.

Faith and football. How the church made football the game it is today.

My friend Simon Goddard wrote this cracking message about football with a little help from “Aston Villa and the Mission of God” published in Christianity Magazine June 2010: In local ministry we used to show the World Cup matches on a big screen, providing a family friendly venue in a rural context for those who wanted … Continue reading Faith and football. How the church made football the game it is today.

Church in the heart of their community

Over the weekend I was part of the outreach team with Chipping Campden Baptist Church who join the annual Dover's games and get in the mix of their quintessential English community in an extraordinary way. The baptist church seems to have a knack of making disciples, mainly through their regular Alpha courses, from which they … Continue reading Church in the heart of their community

Sunday morning down the pub…

It's my favourite time of being church when I get to hang out with the majority of people who don't go... and I 'be' church around them! Today in Cambourne I painted prophetic paintings in Morrisons cafe and then the local pub with fellow prophetic artist Steph Philips. The opportunities to connect with and share … Continue reading Sunday morning down the pub…

Sunday morning painting…

I love taking a Sunday morning a month and painting prayers for people. Over the last year I've done this once a month in Cambourne... it has been exhilarating. I'm often by my self but occasionally I've been joined by people from the church and I always meet people and give paintings. I've had a … Continue reading Sunday morning painting…