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Resources for discipling in small groups

I was recently asked if I had come across any resources that could support discipling in a small group or one-to-one setting. I imagine these queries reflect the reality that...

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Wisdom, Human Flourishing and Resilience

Last week I was at the national Diocesan Directors of Ordinands consultation, which had the title “Wisdom, Human Flourishing and Resilience”. It was one of those occasions when I came...

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The Ordination of a Woman

  How long is it since women were first able to be ordained to a preaching and sacramental ministry in the British Isles? On 17th September 1917, at a Congregational...

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The Kingdom of God (Bite Size Theology)

  I became a trustee of Market Place Books in Kendal because I wanted to encourage my fellow Christians to have a ‘learning faith’, to dig deeper, read more and...

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Encouragement

Who are the encouragers in your life?  Who are you encouraging? I’m writing this in the middle of the Believe in Barrow ‘Real Lives’ Mission event: https://www.believeinbarrow.com Many churches have...

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Into Uncharted Territory

I’ve been thinking about canoes, mountains and Mission Communities. That might sound like an odd combination of things, but there is a link: an expedition commissioned by US President Thomas...

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Everybody needs a friend!

  In our recent training day for curates we were encouraged by Colin Ashurst to consider the value of CCFs – ‘constructive coaching friends’.  Each Mission Community as it is...

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“Vocation” from talks by Richard Pratt on BBC Cumbria

[audio mp3="http://www.cumbriachristianlearning.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/RichardPratt-BBC-recording.mp3"][/audio]   At this time of year, in cathedrals across the country, women and men are being ordained deacon and priest.  So it seems appropriate to think about vocation...

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Transformational Learning

What was the last thing that you learnt and how did you learn it? And, perhaps more importantly, how did it impact your life? Learning isn’t something that stops when...

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