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 […]

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Nigel Ring on March 27th, 2013

In my last three postings I have shared the philosophy and background of this initiative to bring transformation to the community in Burundi. Now here is a video. As you watch it look for the following ways in which this Social Enterprise can bring about transformation: Income generation Improved health Children able to go to […]

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This is a provocative book – a ‘must read’ for those working among people who are poor or disadvantaged, espcially in an urban setting. But first, the church I belong to (CCK, Brighton) was live on BBC television last Sunday? This  was a one hour Pentecost service. You can watch it on this link. When […]

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Nigel Ring on March 19th, 2012

Community Engagement There are three strands to the way in which the church can exercise community engagement to bring about change in the social environment – Social Action (hands-on involvement), Social Justice (advocacy) and Social Enterprise (transformation through business). The last, Social Enterprise, is the one most likely to produce lasting personal and community transformation […]

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