Originally posted on 21 January 2013 Listening to Your Community It is noticeable in Niddrie that there are many housing association groups and various other social agencies, largely staffed by outsiders, some of whom impose their ideas and ideals on to the community without much prior discussion.
Originally posted on 18 January 2013 [bctt tweet="Homeless, desperately unhappy, desperately searching for meaning...then I met these Christians"] https://youtu.be/WgWxytqtA6o This is a snapshot of my own story. 20 years ago I was living in a bus shelter, cold and hungry. I was lying to my family,
Originally posted on 17 January 2017 Leadership Development This is a key area of gospel ministry in housing schemes. Many local churches completely devolve their responsibility in this to Bible Colleges which I think can be, in some cases, to the detriment of the church and the person being
Originally posted on 16 January 2013 Developing Community Skills Robert Lupton would call this a ‘redistribution of resources’. His logic being (albeit from a community development perspective): Christians should live in the area they are trying to reach. Christians should work toward a ministry
Originally posted on 15 January 2013 The Ministry of Reconciliation All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed
Originally posted on 14 January 2013 We Must Be Prepared To "Live In" If we really want to make an impact for Christ in the many housing schemes up and down our nation then we must be prepared to move into the area. This is the GOLDEN rule. There are no exceptions for our leaders. Ministry will
[geoip-content country="GB"] [/geoip-content][geoip-content not-country="GB"] [/geoip-content] Originally posted on 12 January 2013 I bought this book with no little excitement given the list of theological luminaries that have recently been recommending it as a must read. Ron Sider, for
Originally posted on 10 January 2013 One of the questions I am routinely asked by (mainly) middle class, educated people who are interested in this type of work is: "Can I do it even though I don't have the life experience or the cultural background?" My answer is (almost always) a resounding,