Category: church

Rick Warren and the 5Ms – gold dust or fool’s gold?

Ever since Rick Warren popularised the model in ‘Purpose Driven Church’, there’s been a growing move of churches clustering their life around what are called the ‘5Ms’: Magnification, Membership, Maturity, Ministry, and Mission. The idea is gaining traction, and therefore some push-back, so here’s my angle.

Secret sauce – there probably isn’t one, but there is a secret ingredient

There are some common elements in faithful Christian ministry that will be true and transferable across the world.  These will be as true in a small house church as a multisite megachurch.  There a couple that it’s almost a cliché to list them  But they’re essential. Hard work. Gospel work is a joy, a privilege

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Review of ‘The Message of the Church’ from Partnership Perspectives

THE MESSAGE OF THE CHURCH Assemble the people before me By Chris Green ‘The Bible Themes’ series of ‘The Bible Speaks Today’ range continues with this substantial volume on the Church. Christ Green, who lectures in preaching and church planting at Oak Hill Theological College, London (UK), has an obvious love and concern for the

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