This week in the Church of England Synod there will be a discussion relating to this document: MISSION AND MINISTRY IN COVENANT. It provides some detail in how the Church of England and the Methodist Church may be allowed to grow closer in unity in the years ahead. Following on from decades of prior discussion…Read more Methodist – A Movement
Every year the Methodist Church invites its congregations to reflect upon the Covenant Prayer. It is central to Methodists' devotion and discipleship, and their driver in working for social justice. In the Covenant service the Church celebrates God's gracious offer to the promised land that "I will be their God and they shall be my people". Wesley,…Read more Promises in the 21st Century
I want to paint a scenario: the church service is about a quarter of an hour in, you've had a hymn or two and some guests arrive to see the architecture or what it is like inside your church building. What do we do? Can we welcome them in to the church or do we…Read more Are we really radically welcoming?
In ministry training, ordinands are sent off to distant lands to discover for themselves what ministry may offer and what issues they may encounter in the future. I am no different and have recently been to Gotham City. There I was supervised by 2 ministers: Brad and Anjolie, both still youthful (that's what they told me…Read more Guest Blog : A Teddy Bear’s Critique of a Placement
Throughout the year it would appear to me, as one not versed in the liturgical colours, that ministers change their colours. We have white or gold for those times of great celebration at Christmas and Easter, purple for Advent and Lent, red for Pentecost and finally green for ordinary time. It's like the Church have…Read more Football kits and the Church
Are there days when we seem unable to pray? During this time of formation, as the Church calls it, I am trying to get into the habit (no, not that one) of praying each day. I know that for some people, they are required to pray at regular times of the day - what are…Read more Pray as you Can
I entered the huge expanse of the Apple emporium on New Street, Birmingham. This airy environment with its wonderful architecture has an array of tables set out with various models of computer equipment available to see, touch, feel and experience. I was greeted at the door, welcomed even. Myriads of assistants wearing clothing adorned with…Read more Worship like Apple