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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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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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Cam Calling

Cam is a town of 8,000 people, situated approximately 25 minutes drive to the south from One Church Gloucester. Ray and Ruth Jones have pastored New Life Church on Cam High Street for many years and are well loved by their congregation. Some of their former members … Continue reading

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