Thursday, November 27, 2008

New Church Planting Website

Newfrontiers have launched a new website to encourage the development of church planting. It looks good and has some good stuff on it. You can do two things to support it -1) Head over there and take a good look around. 2) Make it known, share it on your blog and get others to prayerfully think about church planting

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Messing with the blog

As you may have noticed the look of the blog has changed, in fact yesterday it changed at least twice. The culprit, or legend depending on your feelings about the new look is one Mr D Bish. Do leave comments along the lines of 'much better - really like it' or 'what's with all the yellow?', please be nice.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Newfrontiers blogger

I've discovered a new Newfrontiers blogger by the name of James Farrer from Loughborough. Do stop by his blog and say hello, make him feel welcome. Don't be lazy.

HT: Tim Simmonds

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blog Review: Andy Robinson

Slowly working our way down the As in our blog previews we come to Andy Robinson's blog. As always, go and take a look, broaden your horizons and leave a nice comment of encouragement to a fellow blogger.

Location: Horsham, UK
Church: Kings Church, Horsham
Blog Birth: September 2008
Frequency: Averaging about 1 post a week but sometimes there are more
Content: Andy has his own sermons for download available which makes it a good resource blog, plus, top 3 categories are relationships, current affairs and miracles! So quite varied.
Post length: Some are short and snappy and well, some are a quite a bit longer than that
Blog Type: Andy uses WordPress
Design: Clean 3-column design with a blue feel (officially known as Andreas09)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Communities of Grace

Tim Chester:


Communities of Performance (of Disgrace?)
  • the leaders appear sorted 
  • the community appears respectable 
  • meetings must be a polished performance 
  • identity is found in ministry 
  • failure is devastating 
  • actions are driven by duty 
  • conflict is suppressed or ignored 
  • the focus is on orthodoxy and behaviour (allowing people to think they’re sorted)
Communities of Grace
  • the leaders are vulnerable 
  • the community is messy 
  • meetings are just one part of community life 
  • identity is found in Christ 
  • failure is disappointing, but not devastating 
  • actions are driven by joy 
  • conflict is addressed in the open 
  • the focus is on the affections of the heart (with a strong view of sin and grace) 
I know which kind of church I love to be part of.
I know which kind of bride Jesus loves to show off as beautiful.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Blog List

Thursday, November 27, 2008

New Church Planting Website

Newfrontiers have launched a new website to encourage the development of church planting. It looks good and has some good stuff on it. You can do two things to support it -1) Head over there and take a good look around. 2) Make it known, share it on your blog and get others to prayerfully think about church planting

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Messing with the blog

As you may have noticed the look of the blog has changed, in fact yesterday it changed at least twice. The culprit, or legend depending on your feelings about the new look is one Mr D Bish. Do leave comments along the lines of 'much better - really like it' or 'what's with all the yellow?', please be nice.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Newfrontiers blogger

I've discovered a new Newfrontiers blogger by the name of James Farrer from Loughborough. Do stop by his blog and say hello, make him feel welcome. Don't be lazy.

HT: Tim Simmonds

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blog Review: Andy Robinson

Slowly working our way down the As in our blog previews we come to Andy Robinson's blog. As always, go and take a look, broaden your horizons and leave a nice comment of encouragement to a fellow blogger.

Location: Horsham, UK
Church: Kings Church, Horsham
Blog Birth: September 2008
Frequency: Averaging about 1 post a week but sometimes there are more
Content: Andy has his own sermons for download available which makes it a good resource blog, plus, top 3 categories are relationships, current affairs and miracles! So quite varied.
Post length: Some are short and snappy and well, some are a quite a bit longer than that
Blog Type: Andy uses WordPress
Design: Clean 3-column design with a blue feel (officially known as Andreas09)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Communities of Grace

Tim Chester:


Communities of Performance (of Disgrace?)
  • the leaders appear sorted 
  • the community appears respectable 
  • meetings must be a polished performance 
  • identity is found in ministry 
  • failure is devastating 
  • actions are driven by duty 
  • conflict is suppressed or ignored 
  • the focus is on orthodoxy and behaviour (allowing people to think they’re sorted)
Communities of Grace
  • the leaders are vulnerable 
  • the community is messy 
  • meetings are just one part of community life 
  • identity is found in Christ 
  • failure is disappointing, but not devastating 
  • actions are driven by joy 
  • conflict is addressed in the open 
  • the focus is on the affections of the heart (with a strong view of sin and grace) 
I know which kind of church I love to be part of.
I know which kind of bride Jesus loves to show off as beautiful.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

newfrontiersbloggers.blogspot.com

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