Tag Archives: community

On the street where they live – one couple’s vision for their neighbours

Andy Parnham tells the story of the Happiness Course he ran for a group of neighbours in west London, organised by a Christian couple with a vision for their street. I recently ran the Happiness Course in a rather affluent … Continue reading

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We are more than the sum total of all our needs

Ruth Young writes the second in a series of blogs exploring the issues raised in the Fullness of Life Together, re-imagining Christian engagement in our communities report. I’m sure you’ll agree when I say that most of us, in living … Continue reading

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A church response to the Scottish Referendum

Here Rev Chris Knights speaks about his experience of how the Church can support the community whilst staying neutral during the lead up to the Independence Referendum in Scotland. These are his thoughts on what the church role should be … Continue reading

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Presence and Engagement

A guest blog from Rev Chris Knights who is the Church and Community Development Worker for the Musselburgh Parish Grouping, Church of Scotland. A few years ago, when I was in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne working as a … Continue reading

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Super-heroes or Saints? Creative tension part 4

Continuing his guest series on creative tension in community mission, Andy Wier questions the value of promoting a hero culture. “I think I might have come with a bit of a messiah complex.” I was talking with a young man … Continue reading

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So much more than a building – the importance of Christian presence

 Ruth Smith concludes her blog series about a declining church – and the need for new thinking and new ways. I recently had an interesting exchange which reminded me how easily language and how we use it can cause confusion … Continue reading

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Creative tension

This week we have a new guest blogger, who is going to be writing a series of blogs for us following on from his doctoral research into tensions that charismatic evangelical churches face in their community mission. This post is … Continue reading

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During my working day I encounter a wide variety of different community projects, which aim to target different problems they see around them. Our guest blogger today tells of her journey to implementing a project for churches in Bristol to … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Communities

Last week we released our latest eNews, within it were a couple of articles – including the last blog post by Adam Bonner on lessons the church can learn from our libraries. We are going to be uploading a couple … Continue reading

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The post microfiche world – Community Mission lessons from our libraries

Adam Bonner is the Director of the Community Mission team at Livability. He has written this blog for us to challenge the church on how we can learn lessons on being an asset to the community from our libraries. The … Continue reading

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