Nigel Ring on January 25th, 2017

In this concluding interview with Andy Cottingham we talk about money. What are the possible sources of funds including the pros and cons of gift days in the church and charitable grants? How to make a ministry sustainable. What about overseas giving? What are the pitfalls and the damage that can be done by unwise […]

Continue reading about Leading a church to minister with the Poor pt 4. Money

We have now looked at two topics: how to make church life more accessible to those who are poor or in need so that they can ‘hear’ the gospel, and how to identify what particular ministry we should be carrying out in our church. In this interview Andy Cottingham considers some matters related to running the ministry. Form a […]

Continue reading about Leading a church to minister with the Poor pt 3. The structure of a ministry

Last time we looked at some adjustments that may be indicated to help a church become more accessible to those who are not familiar with church and who may even be social outcasts. Now we shall consider how a church decides what ministry to carry out to help those who are poor or in need. How should […]

Continue reading about Leading a church to minister with the Poor pt 2. Identifying and supporting a ministry

Happy New Year! As we begin a new year I want to share with you over the next few weeks videos I made during a discussion with Andy Cottingham. Andy has been in church leadership both in the UK and South Africa for many years. Churches in which he has been based have always had […]

Continue reading about Leading a church to minister with the Poor pt 1. Changes in practice for gospel impact