15 Apr

Remembering the Vulnerable

Confluence, Ministry to the poor

The Potter’s House has not met together for worship in our building for four weeks. Like most churches in the USA, we have moved online to preach and meet in small groups. But another part of our mission cannot take place on Facebook or Zoom. A thumbs up or an emoji, no matter how heartfelt, cannot fill a stomach or put clothes on someone’s back.

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03 Apr

Unchanged Priorities in a Changing World

Catalyst, Stories, UK

Encouraging stories are coming through every day of how churches are loving and serving their communities during the ongoing crisis. In this blog, Andy Johnston from King’s Community Church shares how they are using what they have to make a difference:
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26 Mar

Coronavirus Media Round-Up

Ministry to the poor, UK

Media appearances and comment around the coronavirus pandemic:
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18 Mar

The Corona Virus Experiment

Uncategorized

Christian leaders all across the world are facing two unprecedented problems as I write this blog. But the great missionary James Fraser faced those exact two problems before us, and we can learn a lot from how he responded. Maybe we will even look back on these days and thank God for the Western Church’s great Corona Virus Experiment.
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11 Mar

When Church Planting Doesn’t go to Plan

Catalyst, Church planting, International

What are you supposed to do when you find yourself in a new city, in a new nation, planting a new church, and things don’t seem to be going to plan? In this blog article, Nathan Adams shares the story of his experience in Munich – how success looks different, how simplicity builds community, and how living for the Kingdom rather than the dream changes everything.
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03 Mar

Burmese Language Congregation Opens!

Commission, International, UK

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Open Door Church Sunbury has opened Commission’s first 2nd-language congregation. Encounter Worship Centre is led by Paul Piang (known as ‘Piang’) and his wife Khawm Hui and they meet every Sunday afternoon at the Open Door Church Centre to worship, teach and fellowship together in Burmese.

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10 Feb

Glasgow Grace – one year in!

Advance, Church planting, UK

Iain & Lyndsay Kennedy planted Glasgow Grace Church in late 2018, with their first public meetings launching in January 2019. Now one year in, Iain shares some perspectives with us after their first year of ministry to their fellow Glaswegians.

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04 Feb

Wakefield Church Plant: News & Update

Catalyst, Church planting, UK

David and Karen Lavery are heading up the team planting a new church into Wakefield, in the north of England. Wakefield is a historic city of approximately one hundred thousand people, but the wider borough, which incorporates towns such as Pontefract and Castleford, makes it one of the UK’s larger cities with a population of over three hundred thousand. It is a fast growing city and has a large scale house-building project underway. In this blog, they share some of their experiences over the last few months, how God’s been speaking, and how things have moved forward:
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14 Jan

Epsom Church Plant

Church planting, New Ground, UK

Church planting is in our DNA and is something that becomes a wonderful and fulfilling way to outwork God’s call on our life. Abi and I were married in 2002 and we chose to be a part of Oasis Church in Birmingham, a church plant from Bedford. This was our first experience of what it meant to be involved in the process of church planting. It was inspiring to hear the amazing steps of faith and testimony that David Stroud and others took as they left Bedford to set up their new home in Birmingham.

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06 Jan

A new partner in South Wales, GodFirst Barry

Advance, Church planting, UK

GodFirst Church Barry, a young plant into the Welsh town of the same name, officially partnered with Advance at the recent UK Conference. Rhys and Rachel Gronow give us an introduction to their fellowship and the journey to partnership with Advance.

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