Here's another quote from Everyday Church by Chester and Timmis: We often talk of a “good church.” When people move to a new area, we may commend a local church as a “good church,” but what criteria do we use to make such an assessment? Preaching? Youth work? Music? For Peter a good church is … Continue reading Good Church
Life Teams ought to be gospel communities. Here's a great passage from Everyday Church by Chester and Timmis which contrasts gospel communities with traditional small groups. Gospel communities are not like house groups, Bible study groups, pastoral groups, or ministry teams. House groups obviously vary hugely, and yours may function very much like a gospel … Continue reading Not Small Group
Holy holism! Can we really keep it all together?
Every person has their own gospel. Helping them evaluate it in light of the gospel of Christ, is a great way to transition from daily conversation to evangelism.
Bonhoeffer said, "God hates visionary dreaming." In our church climate, many leaders may wonder that if that's true what could be left to build a church on. Christ has always been the builder of his church and its foundation.
I'm reading Everyday Church by Chester and Timmis, the authors of Total Church. This is the first of what I'm sure will be many quotes from that book which I will post here: One of the common assumptions, when people fail to turn up to church, is that we need to improve the experience of church … Continue reading If You Build It…They Still Won’t Come