Reflection

Power of the Niche

date OCTOBER 10
date Chris Taylor (UK)

Since the beginning of civilisation humans have been organising themselves into groups. We can't help it, it's a part of our psychological makeup. And we're really, really good at it, better than any other animal on the planet. For thousands of years the groups we have organised ourselves into have been constricted mainly by geography. It's only in the last few hundred years that many people have had the chance to travel large distances from their birthplace. But things are changing, and in this ever-shrinking world we live in it's a common occurrence for many families, particularly in the western…

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16 Church Planting Lessons

date OCTOBER 10
date Darren Rowse ( Australia)

Someone recently asked me for my thoughts on planting a house church (or a 'simple church' as they prefer to call it). I too resist the 'house church label' – at ‘Living Room’ we don't refer to ourselves in that way. My thoughts or advice or lessons on Church Planting are only given hesitantly as they are OUR lessons. 'Ours' not because we own them or have a patent pending but because they are what we've learnt in our context in the period of time that we've been experimenting. They may or may not be universal lessons applicable to all.…

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Online worship as a mission tool

date OCTOBER 10
date RUN (Online worship as a mission tool)

The world wide web has placed a wealth of information and experiences at the fingertips of a huge number of people. Any topic you’re interested in can be ‘googled’ and the chances are you’ll discover at least something – even though you may not be able to guarantee its reliability. When it’s this easy, it’s understandable that the web has become the first place to start to look for any topic. So it stands to reason that there must be people searching for spiritual experiences on the web. With this in mind, here is a guide to online worship experiences.…

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