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part 3 – my response

Posted by Dave Swan / May 14, 2017

part 3 – my response

the journey continues…. I returned from study leave convinced that I needed to make disciples and that is what I am called to do for the rest of my life.  Immediately I was challenged with the realisation that I had never been discipled in any intentional way and that I needed to seek a positive […]

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part 2 – my journey

part 2 – my journey

Posted by Dave Swan / April 30, 2017

“Why don’t we make disciples the way Jesus made disciples?” What now?  I was convinced that making disciples was the way ahead, but I had stepped down from church leadership feeling a bit bruised by mental and physical health issues sensing that I no longer belonged in the denomination that I had served in.  Over […]

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part 1 – the moment of challenge

part 1 – the moment of challenge

Posted by Dave Swan / April 16, 2017

After 8 years of struggling to plant a church that truly engaged with the local population in south Aberdeen, I went on study leave to the north of England to visit various forms of ‘Fresh Expressions’ of church.  I was in a sense living with the mission question many leaders live with – “How do […]

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5 things I wish I’d known…

5 things I wish I’d known…

Posted by Dave Swan / April 1, 2017

After 8 years of struggling to plant a church that truly engaged with the local population in south Aberdeen, I went on study leave to the north of England to visit various forms of ‘Fresh Expressions’ of church. I was in a sense living with the mission question many leaders live with – “How do we bring people to Jesus?”

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Time: Why don’t we make disciples like Jesus made disciples?

Time: Why don’t we make disciples like Jesus made disciples?

Posted by Dave Swan / February 7, 2017

A recurring theme seems to present itself as I ask this question : “We don’t have enough time!” When we look back and consider the relationship Jesus had with his disciples – we get the picture that they spent lots of time together – eating, travelling, teaching, healing, getting away together, prayer and just hanging out together with people they met.

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Stop, Look, Listen : Mission

Stop, Look, Listen : Mission

Posted by Rich Robinson / October 15, 2015

Our world signs up for strength, skills, programs and a cast-iron guarantee it’ll work before we’ll even take a first step. That wasn’t the way of the disciples with Jesus.

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Stop, Look, Listen : Leadership

Stop, Look, Listen : Leadership

Posted by Rich Robinson / October 1, 2015

Too often we act like that parent that stands on the pavement on one side, gives a short, sharp download of information and then starts to walk across the road. Ouch!

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How to make Missional Communities and children work together

How to make Missional Communities and children work together

Posted by Rich Robinson / September 17, 2015

As we start to engage with Missional Community life, we start to come up with more questions than answers. And there’s not always a Kids worker on hand to bail us out!

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