Category Archives: Effective Church

Breakthrough – Russ Parker

Sometimes people in prayer for a church or community seem to hit a glass ceiling – things go fine, but there isn’t real breakthrough.  Here is an opportunity to find out one of the powerful causes – past history of … Continue reading

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Positive fasting

I have just heard of some Biblically based and nourishing recommendations for Lent Joel 2 : 12 and 13   Do you want to fast this Lent ? Words from Pope Francis   Fast from hurting words and say kind … Continue reading

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Bishop John Coleridge Patteson

Today is the feast day of the Anglican Bishop and Martyr John Coleridge Patteson, 1871 When I come across a feast day I like to see who is being remembered and found a summary about John Colleridge Patteson… (which I’ve paraphrased … Continue reading

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Work Place Chaplaincy – Churches information evening in Inverness

Early this month a team from Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland facilitated an information evening for Churches in Inverness. The purpose of the evening was to encourage local churches with the stories of how Chaplaincy is supporting people in their workplaces … Continue reading

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Street Pastors Commissioning in Inverness

2014 has been a bumper year so far in many ways… and one of those ways has been in recruiting and training a new group of Inverness Street Pastors. In January we held an Information evening – hosted by the … Continue reading

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Frank Viola interviews Leonard Sweet about ‘Nudge’

I’ve been living with Leonard Sweets book ‘Nudge’ over this summer… it’s not a book to be simply read – it’s one that you need to absorb, let it challenge you and get under your skin… this can be uncomfortable… … Continue reading

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Shed Church – church for the non-religious?

Recently I’ve read (and shared) a number of articles on difficulties the church experiences in evangelism and engaging people in the life of the church… BUT today… I came across an article on the fresh expressions website that takes a … Continue reading

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Work Place Chaplaincy in Inverness

At the start of 2014 I met with Chic Lidstone regional Co-ordinator of Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland (WPCS) for a coffee, and little did I know it at the time but a new opportunity to lovingly serve the people of … Continue reading

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On the Streets at the Commonwealth Games

At the end of July I was in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games. Not for the games themselves but to serve as a Street Pastor in the city for the week. Tens of thousands of people visited Glasgow over the week. The … Continue reading

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Something is missing – Leonard Ravenhill

“You never have to advertise a fire.  Everyone comes running when there’s a fire.  Likewise, when your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it.  The community will already know it!” “When I pastored a church in … Continue reading

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