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18 01, 2017

Using YouTube in your faith community?

2017-05-19T09:26:37+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Connecting with communities, Discipleship|0 Comments

BELLS Caloundra Uniting Church faith community (set in the new housing estate of Bell Vista) have taken to YouTube as a way of inviting members of their community into the life of BELLS and into relationship with Jesus. Check out their recent short vid inviting us to expect, encounter and worship Jesus in our everyday moments.  Great [...]

18 01, 2017

Dinner Church?

2017-05-19T09:26:37+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Connecting with communities|0 Comments

The congregation at St Lydias, gathering around the tables. Photo and story from Huffington Post Over at Huffington Post comes this delightful story about a church that is intentionally small. The community of St Lydias gathers around meals that are prepared together, and then shared together with at most 30 others. They're building [...]

18 01, 2017

SHED: Church for blokes?

2017-05-19T09:26:37+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Connecting with communities|0 Comments

Phil Smith (BELLS Caloundra faith community) recently completed an assignment exploring the value of the Men's Shed movement, and the essence of that particular approach to exploring spirituality with blokes.  Phil's short film opens up some interesting questions and possibilities. I'm sharing it here as a resource for your missional imagination:

18 01, 2017

Reflections on the Australian Fresh Expressions Conference

2021-12-22T13:18:56+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Connecting with communities|0 Comments

February 2014 marked a special occasion with the first Australian national Fresh Expressions/Mission Shaped Ministry Conference taking place. Fresh Expressions is a term describing creativity and innovation in approaches to church and faith community. The term emerged from the UK over the last 10 years after a ground-breaking report (Mission Shaped Church) set the Church of England, [...]