Bishop Mark Tanner talks generosity; the discipline of giving, when generosity is tough, teaching his children and fixing toilets.
How would an outsider know this church was generous? What would they be hearing and seeing? Here are 8 suggestions of what a generous church is like.
Introducing a very simple idea for your church, that includes everybody, takes away awkwardness, puts God at the centre, and highlights the importance of living generously in ALL ways.
An adaptation of a much-loved fairy tale challenging us to share our greatest gift: our faith
HOSPITALITY. TALIBAN. JESUS. One day in the winter of 2012 I was out on patrol with an infantry unit in southern Afghanistan. The sun was low in the sky and the air was cold. The ploughed fields were crusty with frost, which crunched under our boots as we slowly made our way over them. We […]
It was a Wednesday evening in a made up parish, and Rev. John, a fictional Vicar was sitting in his local pub (this pub is also entirely imaginary). Rev. John rarely got to his local, because his evenings were usually taken up with PCC meetings, Deanery meetings, Mission meetings, Baptism meetings, Wedding meetings, Funeral meetings […]
A lot happens in church that goes completely over my head. When I started attending a couple of years ago I was amazed at how strange it all was. Interesting rituals were taking place that everybody but me seemed to understand. I became a Christian in Afghanistan and for my first 9 months I worshipped […]