missional church – simple really

Following up on my only two choices post, I thought it would be worth posting the video Jonathan mentioned in his comment: If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it’s missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. Two choices… inward or outward. Read More …

Emerging Church – Youth Work For Grown Ups – part 4

Chaos Theory This week I’ve been learning about Appreciative Inquiry (excuse the American spelling).  It’s a way of helping organisations discover what they value and how they can build on that.  It appeals because it doesn’t talk about what went wrong or who is to blame, just that things have changed. Part of the course Read More …

Emerging Church – Youth Work For Grown Ups – part 3

Substance In his comment on part 1 of this little series of posts John grasps on of the key criticisms of both Emerging Church and of Youth Work… lack of substance. I often hear that both are prone to style over content.  Both suffer from a tendancy towards the flash and attractive.  I’ve seen it Read More …

Emerging Church – Youth Work For Grown Ups? part 2

In part 1 I suggested that the church is full of ‘bored adults’, a product of the phenomena of  having once been ‘teenagers’. Principles and Values Youth Work is based on some principles.  Different places have different core principles or core values.  In Scotland the core values outlined by Community Education Validation and Endorsement (CeVe) Read More …

blah|blether in glasgow

blah|blether on church, mission, worship + culture with Jonny Baker (CMS) Friday 27th November – 5pm The Crypt, Wellington Church, University Avenue, Glasgow Jonny Baker is one of the best known Christian bloggers in the English speaking world. He brings a wealth of experience in Youth Work, Worship Leading/Curating, and Mission Support. A prolific networker, Read More …

thePROJECT2: In The Flesh

Yesterday thePROJECT became a reality, a meeting In The Flesh.  It was a great day with some brilliant speakers, inspiring worship and superb music. ThePROJECT has grown from conversations between those who travel south from Scotland to Greenbelt Festival each year.  I’ve been to Greenbelt fairly often over the years, although not for a while, Read More …

Graham Cray at the General Assembly

Bishop Graham Cray’s excellent address on Fresh Expressions to the evening session of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly is now available to watch on the Church of Scotland website.  Well worth a look, listen, copious notes and lots of thought.