I've just spent the weekend with Refresh Church helping them look out into their community. They're great at it already, but they want to do so much lore! The teaching wasn't do what I do, but rather to do what they do. When I share about what I do it opens up a load of … Continue reading When a church looks out…
A little uplifting story from this morning: I had the joy of leading communion at our Church this morning at the first service. I enjoy inviting all those who are present to gather around the table and we serve one another the bread and wine around the circle and we also pray together. As part … Continue reading The engagement ring of 64 years was lost and then found in the bowl with the communion bread!
For this years holiday the Duffett family went on an adventure by train to visit different sites around southern Italy. It was a massive treat and we took in the major tourist destinations, the most stunning being Vatican City and the famous Sistine Chapel and the grand St Peters too. The sheer numbers of people … Continue reading The priest was tucked away in the corner at the exit of the Sistine Chapel.
So, what do you actually do for nearly 2 weeks on an island without WiFi and electricity? Check out this short film from Chris’ latest experience of serving as Bardsey Island Chaplain.
Recently I led a small team of 7 people to explore different ways of painting with the hope that together we would then give some of the paintings away. For some, this was a brand new experience so I gave plenty of time to 'play' with the materials and explore different techniques as well as … Continue reading Evangelism and art
I spoke on Sunday morning at our church in Cambourne on Philip the evangelist. It's a treat for me to speak about his life and the biblical stories about him. He's a bit of a hero of mine. As part of the talk I shared a poem that I had written years ago, but it … Continue reading Catch me if you can!
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
My socks and shoes are back on and the sandals and shorts are tucked away in my luggage. I'm on a bus back home and I'm mulling over my trip to Malaga where I have been the 'key note' speaker for the Missions Europa Network. And as I get used to a colder climate writing … Continue reading A message in Malaga
My feet are up and the coffee's on. It's the day after a residential with The Light Project College and the diary is clear. It's been a busy 4 days lecturing and as co-principle I have the joy of hosting too. I can't think of a more fulfilling role and job to have. I get … Continue reading Soaking prayer, the gift of tongues, street evangelism, prophetic art and lectures.
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!