Turning Digital Ministry Inside Out

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Website, social media, streaming worship, newsletters. Instead of sending all your ministry content out (and not knowing who it’s reaching), a new platform lets you gather people into your own online community space. One of the fun things about being a Free Range Priest is that I get to try out new technology! Lots of…

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5 Church Words I’m No Longer Using

Stewardship. Outreach. Committee. Volunteer. Livestream.

Stewardship. Outreach. Committee. Volunteer. Livestream. At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution for my ministry. I was thinking about reimagining ministry – how so many things about church are not working like they used to. So I decided to reexamine some of the programs and systems that almost every church has, and…

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Good News: God calls us beyond what divides us

In the Acts of the Apostles we read a story of Peter having a vision and when she sees all sorts of food and hears God’s voice saying, ‘Get up Peter kill and eat.’ As someone has been a vegetarian for about 40 years this is not seem like good news to me at first…

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Good News: We Can Witness to God’s Miracles

miracles: 2 Minutes of Good News

Miracles are definitely Good News! In the Acts of the Apostles, Tabitha (also known as Dorcas) has died an her friends are mourning. Peter goes up to where she has been laid, he prays, and she rises from the dead! It’s a very early church miracle. And it’s easy to believe that these things only…

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Good News: Conversion is for us all

miracles: 2 Minutes of Good News

We read the story of Paul (then called Saul) encountering Jesus and being struck blind, then completely amending his life. We don’t all have such dramatic conversion stories! Saul was also a major persecutor of the early Christians. In fact, he was on his way to round up more Christians when he had this life-changing…

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Good News: Resurrection is the light by which we see everything

miracles: 2 Minutes of Good News

The Sunday after Easter is when we always read the story of ‘doubting Thomas’. Thomas refuses to believe that the other disciples saw the risen Jesus until he can see Jesus himself, and touch his wounds. Jesus grants this request. We often frame this story as one that says it’s ok to doubt. But I…

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Good News: Resurrection is the light by which we see everything

miracles: 2 Minutes of Good News

I believe it was CS Lewis who said, ‘I believe in Christianity as I believe in the sunrise. Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.’ During the Easter season (the next 50 days!) we remember that is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ that provides that light – which…

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