Archives: #transformations

Building Community – Circles, Not Rows

Building Community – Circles, Not Rows

I read a line in a Christian book recently which talked about doing ‘life in circles, not in rows’, and it stopped me in my tracks.

It was speaking about the need for community within churches, not just sitting in rows on a Sunday morning, but about genuine, deep community around the meal table, the team table and seeing church as family where people really do know each other and care for each other.

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Phone Call at Dedridge

Phone Call at Dedridge

Phone Call at Dedridge By Kieran Banks, Minister of Dedridge Baptist Church Kyle has kindly given us permission to share his story. The phone rang and an anxious, uncertain voice introduced itself. Kyle lives near our church, and during lockdown began to feel a...

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Who are we as we come out of Lockdown?

Who are we as we come out of Lockdown?

Who are we as we come out of Lockdown? By Ali Laing, Next Generation Development Co-ordinator Summer 2021 seems to be marking a time that we begin to get something resembling normality. Despite some small increases in infections hospital admissions seem to have...

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Project Pants

Project Pants

Project Pants By Andy Harding, Executive Pastor, Central Church, Edinburgh As a church, we have felt that this season has been as hard as it has been challenging. We have tried to ensure we mature in our faith but also share the good news and prioritise those who are...

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Centre Stage

Centre Stage

Centre Stage By Martin Hodson, BUS General Director This last year God has helped me see how prone I am to putting myself centre-stage. A few other people have told me they have been on the same journey. We’ve been telling the story of the last 12 months in terms of...

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Innovation

Innovation

If you haven’t heard me speak about innovation in the last year then you probably haven’t heard me speak. I know I’ve been going on about it. That’s because I’m convinced it is a deeply important word for churches seeking to follow Jesus faithfully in these changing times (along with transformations and generations, which you may also have heard me mention)…

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