Pioneering leadership—following the lead of Jesus to break new ground, communicating the gospel to new communities in new ways—might be part of the answer to church decline. This booklet helps leaders to identify whether pioneering is or could be part of their ministry, and suggests a spectrum of pioneering leadership styles that might be appropriate to them.
This booklet explores Missio Dei and how it is currently shaping changes in Churches Together at national, regional and local levels. It aims to raise questions that will inspire readers to bring about new ways of being churches together.
The emotional health of young people is deteriorating. The good news is that God can bring transformation, and the way we talk to young people, how we react to them and how we show that we care can help in this transformative process. This useful guide outlines the key requirement for youth workers in this process—to first develop their own skills of emotional literacy.
This series of reflections arose from a retreat with Christian teachers. It offers a way of connecting classical themes in Christian theology with the practice of teaching in the current context, generating both affirmation and critique.
This well-informed reflection is interweaved with a real story of homelessness, and together they point to how our thinking and our action can inform each other to offer both grace and truth to those to whom we minister.
Whether in response to a local situation, a common responsibility, or simply a desire to learn together what it means to be disciples in a changing and challenging world, groups will find in this booklet a method for waiting on God in company that blends corporate contemplation with God-inspired action.
When a church enters into a period of discerning vision, worship is often not the first place to be looked to for inspiration. But linking the discernment process with the worshipping life of a church can help to root it in both the mission of the wider church, and the local context. This booklet explores how worship can inform the vision-setting process, and in turn, how a church’s vision and values can inform its worship.