Monday, October 16, 2017

2nd Reason for coming to RTU



The conference is Sat 4th Nov 2018 at LCM HQ in London. Bookings can be found here. And more information about RTU can be found here.

Friday, October 13, 2017

1st reason for coming to RTU 2017


Hi, I'm presently making some videos to help you see if our upcoming Reaching the Unreached conference (Sat 4th Nov) would be helpful for you. Here's the first vid

Bookings can be found here.

If you want more information on what RTU is about please go here.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

What's this November's RTU conference about?

'Real Growth' (Reaching the Unreached 2017). 
How should we measure growth in contexts where we have so few resources? Some of the techniques for growth we read of on the internet aren’t possible on some small estate church plants. Some people look at numerical growth, others try to look at fruitfulness— but how do we measure that? At the conference, we’ll be looking at a new way to view growth. We’ll be hearing from Duncan Forbes, Efrem Buckle, Simon Smallwood and Julian Rebera, as well as having group discussions on how to grow with what we’ve got.

Hope to see you there
Bookings can be found here.

If you want more information on what RTU is about please go here.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Bookings open for the RTU conference

Hi,
Just got back from a long holiday and am very pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the Reaching The Unreached conference which will be at LCM, London Sat 4th November
Please book here
If you want more information on what RTU is about please go here.


Monday, September 25, 2017

How do you define Spiritual growth?

A friend recently emailed me this question, and here's my response,

Based on my doctoral studies on discipleship, I'd say that Spiritual Growth is about how well you image Christ. We were made to be image bearers of God, the image got cracked, now Christ (by his Spirit) helps us become more like him the perfect image of God.
What are the key areas of this image in our culture?


1. Power 
a)  how do we use our power? Do we use it to serve and protect? Are we making disciples with our power? Are we spreading God's loving rule with our power?
b) do we depend on the Spirit's power or our own strength?


2. Authority
a) how do we respond to authority in our lives?
b) how do we use our authority?


3. Assesments
a) Do we evaluate situations based on faith and God's word?
b) are we making fear-based (and flesh-based) assessments?


4. Voice
a) Are we using our voice to speak the truth in love? Are we passing on God's words to others?
b) Are we using our voice to put others down, and big ourselves up?


5. Relationships
a) Do we have grace-based relationships with people?
b) Do we use our network of relationships for discipleship?


6. Enjoyment
a) Are we enjoying life as God intended us to?
b) Are we enjoying forbidden fruit?


7. Representation
Based on the above points, are we representing God well?


This is why I take people (including my own family) through the Urban Catechism parts 1 - 3 and then the Image Bearers course, its all designed to gradually help us become more like Christ.