Category Archives: growth

what shape of change?

I’m just surfacing from a truly amazing Sunday at Holy Trinity where we spent from 10.30 am to 3 pm celebrating the Eucharist and looking at our congregational life and outreach as part of the Casting the net Mission Audit.  … Continue reading

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Hothouse atmosphere

This looks a bit like an ‘identify the picture’ game.  It is, of course, our week-old tadpoles that are just beginning to wriggle in their tub on the windowsill.  We have a pond that the newts love, because they can feast … Continue reading

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And now for a story

A week lurching from thing to disconnected thing – but with a thread of ‘stories’.  It started with meeting Methodists engaged in faith formation and encouragment and talking with them about how one story of growth is worth a whole … Continue reading

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1, 2, 3, 4 …

The Last Sunday after Pentecost – yesterday’s Day of Reckoning.  It’s when we are asked to take a snapshot of congregational numbers:  how many attending the Sunday services.  These are ultimately published for all to see (well, for those interested … Continue reading

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