Gwen Adams ‘Crazy Church Ladies’ – The Priceless Story

Gwen Adams is passionate about seeing the local church come to life. This passion led her to found Priceless in Alaska. Priceless is a non-profit organisation opposing human trafficking especially sex trafficking. It has been recognised by the FBI for its work in connecting victims with support services, and enabling them to seek justice against … Read more

Mark Meynell on writing, wearing masks & the cost of ministry

I had the privilege of sitting down for for a conversation with Mark Meynell for the Pastoring with Words podcast. Mark is the Director for Preaching in Europe and the Caribbean for Langham Partnership. Mark has written several books over the past 20 years as well as serving on the pastoral staff of various churches … Read more

How Should I Make Disciples? – with Carlos Rodriguez

I would start with people who are doing it already. Go find the open doors; a chaplain in the local prison, the lady that helps our at the local food pantry, the guy who is always hanging out with the homeless… these champions are out there all the time. Join them in the journey. Take … Read more

What is a Simple Church?

“So, what will you be doing exactly?” This question was raised on many occasions in the weeks ahead. It was all still theory for us even though we knew we were to head in this direction. For us to understand Simple Church and to be able to explain it to others, we knew we needed to go back to basics and re-define church. In its very essence, church is simply a group of people who follow Jesus. It is where two or three (or more) people gather in recognition that Jesus is in their midst… “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20).

When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend – Reflections on life & ministry with depression

Mark Meynell Interview

When Darkness Seems my Closest Friend is the latest book by British minister Mark Meynell. He writes about his personal struggle with depression and the impact it has had on his life and ministry. As a fellow depression sufferer, I believe this book is a gift to the church, wayfarers, and those who seek to … Read more

Giving Up “Dream Church” and Embracing Discomfort

Brett McCracken

The “dream church” picture I painted in the introduction looks very little like the church, Southlands, where I am now a member. Southlands is nondenominational, meets in a renovated prosthetics factory, and has only the slightest liturgical bent. It’s Reformed-ish but Holy Spirit focused, with impromptu “words” from the congregation and quiet prayer in tongues … Read more

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