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Fiona & John Sweetman unleashed.

Hi, welcome to our virtual coffee shop. Pull up a chair, take the load of your feet. Let’s chat.

So who are you, where you from, what do you do in life?
We’re from Worcester – nearing retirement so hoping to do more work with our contacts in Kenya who are very ready to walk in whatever they believe God is saying.

Can I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?
Cappucino please

Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?
Pastry would be very nice

So, if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently involved with in one sentence, what would that sentence be?
Building Kingdom not church, through a network of relationships without structure or doctrine

Are you an instigator? / new recruit? / have absolutely no recollection of how you got involved?
Instigator / Pioneer of what we believe God showed us many years ago

What do you value most about being part of it?
Being more open to the voice of the Spirit rather than the voice of church leaders

What excites you most about it?
The freedom to grow and respond to whatever the Spirit says rather than being confined by the limitations put on people by leaders

Has anyone ever turned up out of the blue not knowing what to expect? What did they say?
Whenever we meet with new contacts they always feel encouraged and strectched or challenged by whatever the Spirit has done during that time

Three words that describe your attitude to ‘being church’ in the big wide world: Relationship; Freedom; outside-the-box

Three words that DON’T:
Religion; Doctrine; Structure

You have this weird dream – you meet Jesus face to face. Where does it happen, what does he say to you?
It happens in a forest glade and He says – Let sit awhile and fellowship together

What’s the big secret you’re itching to share with everyone?
The church is entrenched in religion – God has something bigger and better and more exciting going on if you are prepared to step out in faith and walk into it

What would your ’emerging church survival kit’ contain?
A Bible and a suggestion to seek Him for His revelation

Anything else you’d like to share with us before you have to rush off?
Lose your preconceived ideas of the past and hear God for this new season

Look at my blog www.heavensgems.blogspot.com
Buy the book The Unleashed Church by John Sweetman

Thanks. Good to see you, have a good day!