Monthly Archives: January 2013

Counterproductive Advertising Strategies

I’ve recently joined a new gym – new to me and newly built. I couldn’t get away from their aggressive advertising strategy – everywhere I went in Gloucester I would come across their striking billboards, posters, vans and sandwich board … Continue reading

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Why it’s OK to tweet in church

While you’ll never catch me growing wheat on Farmville, sending zombie requests or throwing virtual snowballs, I do enjoy an occasional dabble in the world of social networking. I say dabble… I succumbed to Facebook, I’ve been a Twitter addict for couple of … Continue reading

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9 Ways to increase your pastoral skills

You’re going to need to some basic pastoral skills in both life and service, here’s some tips… 1. Be Hope to people: Never look shocked, disgusted, angry, confused, apathetic, panicked or repulsed by the things people share with you. Look them … Continue reading

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New Song – True Life

One day I was reading Deuteronomy 32 and verse 19 stood out to me: “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now … Continue reading

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In response to the Prime Minister’s gay marriage announcement

The PM made a statement today saying he fully backs gay marriage but no church (or other faith groups) will be forced to conduct a same sex marriage ceremony. BBC Radio Gloucestershire asked if I would record an interview with … Continue reading

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Money Smart

Money is a big deal. Almost everything we do costs something to someone and that bill will be paid. Think about how many transactions you make over a weekend – fuel, weekly big shop, vanilla latte (medium, stir well) – … Continue reading

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3 Reasons I Became One Church – by Mike Williams

I believe in 3 things that have led me to this journey. Firstly, I believe in covenant community – we are better off in covenant relationships and God blesses unity – not just spoken unity, but – real, gritty, joined … Continue reading

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Expressions of One Church

Towards the end of 2010 the seeds of a new vision were planted; to take One Church on a journey of launching ten expressions locally, nationally and internationally. Finding a way of describing what an expression is has been a … Continue reading

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Turn the volume down

Over lunch my friend related an amazing story of how God was blessing a community somewhere in America. No nonsense, just incredible stories of salvation, healing and blessing. Why there and not here I asked. The only clue? They stopped … Continue reading

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Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel

We’ve heard about the diets that detox your body, what about a detox for your soul? This is a fantastic, easy to read book that does just that! Handling such issues as anger, bitterness and jealousy and giving practical advice in how … Continue reading

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