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Culture Vulture – Part 4 – Chris Stoddard

Matt Wilson, National Director of the Eden Network talks about reaching people in relation to ‘turf’ and ‘terms’. We tend to structure our outreach around our terms and on our turf – come to us and we’ll evangelise you. The radical and potentially scary option is to do what Jesus did and go onto their …

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Culture Vulture – Part 3 – Chris Stoddard

We all see the world around us through a particular filter which we call our ‘world view’.  As believers we also tend to see the church through a filter as well and often can only imagine doing ‘church’ things in a particular way. The fact is that the culture around us is very different and …

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Culture Vulture – Part 2 – Chris Stoddard

Nearly 20 years ago as a Baptist pastor I was responsible for introducing Seeker Services to our church in Aylesbury which, looking back, required a huge change in our culture at the time. After 3 trial runs we committed to a weekly programme which lasted for 8 years. I naively thought people would quickly get …

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Culture Vulture – Part 1 – Chris Stoddard

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‘Culture permeates all aspects of any society. It acts as the basic fabric that binds people together, it dictates tastes in music, clothes, and even the political and philosophical views of any group of people’ M. Jason Martin, University of Central Florida.
A common definition of culture is –‘the way we do things around here’.
I’m convinced …

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Come As You Are Conference – Session 3

Session 3 | Growing the Church on Sundays
James Emery White. A deep and biblical sense of cultural engagement and mission is vital. So how does that translate to Sundays?

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Come As You Are Conference – Session 2

Session 2 | Asking the Right Questions As You Go
John Burke on training congregations to see with Jesus’ eyes and mobilising them to move outward on mission.

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Come As You Are Conference – Session 1

Session 1 | Come As You Are With Your Truth
James Emery White addresses truth, orthodoxy and the nature of the church in a world without absolutes.

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How to Fail at Failing – James Emery White

How do you fail at failing?
According to a recent article in Time magazine, all you have to do is study the recent collapse of Blockbuster. “Yes, the movie-rental firm was doomed,” Stephen Gandel writes, “But the ending could have been a lot better.”
 
There was little doubt that the practice of driving to a store to rent …

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Becoming an Innovative Organisation Webcast – Jim Mellado & Guests

The pace of change today requires churches to follow one of two paths: Innovate or very quickly become irrelevant and ultimately ineffective in your core mission. This webcast series allowed leaders and teams to increase their personal and organizational capacity for innovation.
The series was hosted by WCA President Jim Mellado and WCA Executive Vice-President Craig …

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Let Us Pray, Drum and YouTube – James Emery White

Let Us Pray, Drum and YouTube
by James Emery White
(July 2009)
“Let us pray, drum and YouTube.”
 
So went the recent headline in the London Telegraph.
 
According to Religious Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Wynne-Jones, “Christian services that feature DJs, songs by the Irish band U2 and prayers for the chief executives of Google and Wal-Mart are being promoted by the …

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