Category: Planting

Why minus four is greater than plus twenty: the curious maths of a growing church

We had about twenty new people at our newcomers event last time we ran it.  But in the week afterwards, a couple of church families warned me they might be moving away for job reasons. Still, twenty new adults in, four adults out, 20-4=16 – sounds like church growth, doesn’t it? Not so fast, young Jedi.

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2013 Top posts #4 – My 10 top take-aways from Matt Chandler

We had a really encouraging and enthusiastic afternoon with Matt Chandler. Here are my top takeaways:- Parents – We need to keep articulating the gospel, otherwise our kids will believe that either legalism or licence is the way to go. The gospel must NOT be assumed Otherwise we, and they, will continually want to get

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