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Places of peace

date OCTOBER 10
date Mark Berry (UK)

Eighteen months ago I began ministry as Mursley Deanery Youth Worker, part of the role was to experiment with new ways of being Church with young people, from this aim has grown a Mission project known as GROWproject. The vision of the project reflects a belief that Church, as an institution is not accessible for many people who have no grounding in religious/Christian culture. Therefore the Anglican Communion needs to engage in releasing people to grow church from their own culture and with a language and symbols that reflect their own spiritual stories and God experiences. I once heard Mike…

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In the world

date OCTOBER 10
date Jim Denison (UK)

St. Sims is an independent church plant affiliated with the Soul Survivor family but of a different "mold." We are primarily motivated by the desire to "do church" in a way that is impactful and credible with Post-Christian (some say Pre-Christian) people. But how?We started meeting as a Launch team last September and now, a year later, are a smallish group of 20+. We have three small groups that meet at different times and a weekly sunday a.m. gathering for worship/teaching. fairly typical, eh?! the question is ... now where? You see, we have not brought a "template" to this…

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Neomarketing

date OCTOBER 10
date Chris Taylor (UK)

It's not every day we have the chance to get involved in something truly world-shattering, ground-breaking and amazing. I for one haven't discovered the cure for a deadly disease recently, or solved the worlds environmental problems. But there is something I do every day that is just as incredible and note-worthy, and it's ... Marketing. Not what you were expecting, eh? Well, before you turn off and go back to your lives, I'll explain what I mean. When I'm writing in my blog, or speaking with friends, or doing my job, I'm marketing. When I'm thanking the checkout person, or…

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