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 adverts. Since the gym has opened, 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 years 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 in the eye and be the 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 choose life, so that you and your children may live." (Deuteronomy 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 them later that day and it went a little something 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) – plus all those direct debits that came out of 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 together, through thick and thin - unity. Secondly, 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 journey in itself. “It’s like an orchard…” we 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 watching TV. Every Sunday I preach 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 to root this stuff out of your life. Craig Continue reading →
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