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As ever a privilege to serve a breadth of churches tonight, in their interest and engagement with their local communities. Knowing how to plant ideas that reach across boundaries, know cultural sensitivity, biblical rootedness and some anecdotal life as well as Holy Spirit anointing is always a medium-sized ask, esp. with a group of strangers! God was so gracious…..

Here’s ++Justin’s presidential address that speaks to human flourishing.

Some timeless words from Dietrich Bonhoeffer in ‘Life Together’ that really excited me. “The more genuine and deeper our community becomes, the more will everything else between us recede, the more clearly and purely will Jesus Christ and his work become the one and only thing that is vital between us.”

Here’s more of the brilliant Michael Frost pdf resource that I mentioned. It’s a really accessible  and inspiring missional model for our communities in all-sorts of practical ways……Here’s to seeing more of the Kingdom of God invading earth, as the darkness is pushed back and hoped gets planted in fresh life-giving ways.  

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