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Ways into Small Missional Community

date OCTOBER 10
date Ian Adams (Devon UK)

Taken from Ian's blog the following entries were created for the Small Missional Community project that he is facilitating with CMS, aimed at offering insights to help people form new community-projects. He has posted these on the kindling network and invites you to contribute to the conversation. Ways into small missional community [1] starting out in companyMany of the small missional communities that I work with seem to be have flickered into life in the dreams of one or two visionary people. But there’s very good reason to seek company, even at this early stage. The project will almost certainly…

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Ben and his on-line ministry

date OCTOBER 10
date BEN (Boston US)

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?My Name is Ben, I’m From Somerville Mass whichi s just outside of Boston. I work as a chef, and currently I’m the youth pastor at a small Baptist church. I do this while I try to work on my own ministry. Can I get you a drink?Cappuccino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale...? Pale ale, homemade if you got it if not a good microbrew will really…

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A flurry of questions fired at…

date OCTOBER 10
date Steve Taylor (New Zealand[)

Where are you at?Behind a desk, in Christchurch, New Zealand.Beside me builders saw, bang, crash - as the church builds a cafe and more community space. When I am not here (church pastor) I am at Laidlaw College, lecturing in areas of mission and leadership. It's a fascinating mix: being with people in journey of mission, yet reflecting in terms of the wider tradition.Text and books and jots & scrolls... what words are working for you right now?Decolonizing God, by Mark Brett. How to read the Bible given it's use in colonisation? It's stuff like this that reassures me the…

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