Church meetings which also welcome outsiders

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 11:51 -- James Oakley

It's a perennial tension: How do we create church meetings where the church family are cared for, able to worship, fed and equipped to serve Christ in their week-round lives? And how do we simultaneously create meetings where newcomers and visitors are welcome and where things are accessible?

There's a good deal of wisdom and further asking of the right questions over at The Good Book Blog at a post entitled Meetings: For family and their friends.

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Not the righteous

Thu, 26/05/2011 - 09:32 -- James Oakley

Every Christian believer will, at times in their life, feel the weight of the fact they are a sinner. Perhaps they have just done something that proves to them, and they fear proves to others, that they are a failure before God and before others in the church.

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Why am I here?

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 22:55 -- James Oakley

David Allen in Getting Things Done has some very useful things to say about organising the things you need to do.

For all of that, however, it is salutory to be reminded that being better organised does not help if we do not know why we are here. Which god am I serving? What is my life for? Which direction is my life, as a whole, travelling in?

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First Things

Tue, 17/05/2011 - 22:39 -- James Oakley

A number of us heard an extremely helpful talk this morning from Hugh Palmer, rector of All Souls Langham Place in London. He reminded a group of us, all in church leadership or pastoral ministry of some kind, to keep first things first.


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