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I'm just tootling home from The Breakout Gathering, the annual national gathering for pioneers. I'm heading home feeling pooped but deeply encouraged. Encouraged to keep going and do what I do and to seek to bring good news to those who have yet to hear. The theme for this year was 'Good News' and … Continue reading Good news at Breakout
How can we be bolder and more effective in sharing the gospel? Successful evangelists and BMS World Mission workers Ben Francis and Chris Duffett share their expertise. This article is from the new engage magazine by BMS world mission. When it comes to evangelism, Ben Francis and Chris Duffett know a thing or two. Ben … Continue reading Apathy in the UK: do we care enough to tell others about Jesus?
I really love my job. I'm in my second week of a 3 month writing Sabbatical and I realise that perhaps I love my job a bit too much. I'm going to miss what I do. Lots. I count it an immense privilege to do what I do it's an ache not doing it, which I guess has prompted me to write … Continue reading 4 reasons why all ministers should have a sabbatical
A few hours spent in Melton Mowbray today and I'm reminded once again that being a follower of Jesus really does mean going where he walks. I must be honest and confess that too often I do the walking and expect Jesus to go with me. Yes, before you send me concerned emails asking … Continue reading Pork pies, people of peace and going places you don’t expect
"In our retirement we want to be about mission..." Rob White met me at York train station to talk about the Pioneer Collective, a vision to see 400 new Baptist pioneers going to where Church isn't, doing what Jesus does and seeing what happens. We're growing in momentum and Rob has been helping one of the … Continue reading Pioneering while in retirement
At our supper club/ prayer evening two friends gave me a hat. They thought I would like it as it said stuff about light on it. Being the founder of ‘The Light Project’ light references often come my way… as do the occasional light-bulb sales calls and emails from various factories and electrical fitters. Well, … Continue reading Hunting the light
As adviser for the Pioneer Collective I reckon that I can only advise out of what I do; advice without experience can become dry old theory. I must admit that I love being a practitioner and have always desired to be a bit of a front runner with the good news, looking for new ways … Continue reading Sharing Jesus in a pub and setting up a cafe: Two ways I am pioneering
On Monday I asked the group assembled for the launch of The Pioneer Collective in the North West Baptist association what they thought a pioneer was. A child put up her hand up and she said 'It's when people go and take new ground.... In America.' This six year old girl summed it up beautifully, … Continue reading Are you a pioneer?
This week I taught the evangelism module for the mission shaped ministry course for the Ely and Bury St Edmund's diocese. The Eastern Baptist Association (EBA) have partnered with them as part of the training available for perspective pioneers; their part in the vision of the Pioneer Collective, to see 400 new Baptist pioneers over … Continue reading Learn how to pioneer in the Eastern Baptist Association…