Building a Visionary Strategy for One Church – Our Experience

The One Church Vision Team recently had an ‘away day’ – an opportunity to step back from the day-to-day detail and busyness of the church programme and ‘be visionary’. But what does ‘being visionary’ actually mean in practice? How do you get the most out of Continue reading →
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10 Things to consider when hiring an external venue

Running events in an external venue may be an occasional thing for your church, or you may run church events every single week in locations you don't own. Either way, managing your use of external venues well is key in running events that hit your objectives. For us at One Continue reading →
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The Negotiables and Non-negotiables of Vision

The process of unpacking vision into a plan is a tricky business. I love listening to someone passionately expressing a vision, and that's exactly how vision should be presented. I need to know this idea is from God and someone touched by God is a changed person and that Continue reading →
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Deep & Wide – 3 reasons we recommend this book

Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley  I highly recommend this book for 3 reasons.   1. The title: We probably all envisage an influential and disciple-making church. One that is able to be both relevant to the community we are in, and able to lead people to the Continue reading →
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4 Stages of a new One Church Expression

If you browse through Amazon you will find a huge range of books outlining strategies for Church Growth, Church Planting, modelling Campus Church, developing Mega Church, Cell Church, Simple Church etc. etc. etc…. but what if the vision that God is growing within you doesn’t Continue reading →
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Building a Church That Will Grow – Pt. 2

In part one, I talked about the boldness required to be a growing church. Now in part two it's about taking that boldness and making the most of your opportunities! Making the most of opportunities requires some knowledge 1 Pet 3:15 – ‘And if someone asks about Continue reading →
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Building a Church That Will Grow – Pt. 1

As the youth leader in what is now One Church Bristol, I saw amazing growth through reaching the lost. It was a great privilege week after week helping young people give their lives to Jesus. My wife and I are now responsible for the Journey into One Church Bristol, Continue reading →
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The Power Of Leading Leaders

Church isn’t built on how many workers we employ but how we facilitate the development of leaders. It’s the tougher path and will at times be messy. However, its potential is enormous and rewarding. Paul modeled this with Timothy. "What you heard from me, keep Continue reading →
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7 Thoughts – We’ve just multiplied our volunteer base

We are going through a process at One Church Bristol of refreshing teams across the church after a vision event in January. We enlisted a number of new volunteers through a leaflet detailing six areas of need. The goal was to open the doors of volunteerism wider, and remove Continue reading →
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Want a Mentor? – article by Dan Reiland

Every now and then I like to share other blogs posts I've found insightful. This is by a friend of mine, Dan Reiland, who is passionate about developing leaders. My mentor, John Maxwell, has written and spoken about being mentored by the great coach John Wooden among Continue reading →
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