The church that provides water to the community

By The Revd John Kafwanka 22 March 2019 The Anglican Communion’s Director for Mission, the Revd Canon John Kafwanka, reflects on his recent visit to the Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba – the Episcopal Church of Cuba. Many Anglicans and Episcopalians know about Cuba, and know it as a Communist country; but I don’t think many … Continue reading “The church that provides water to the community”

The three phases of launching a church-based social enterprise

Bigstock / Makc By Matt Overton Associate pastor, Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, Washington FacebookTwitterEmailPrint A youth pastor who began a church-based social enterprise shares advice for others interested in this kind of ministry. The three initial phases are discernment, consulting with the community and testing. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Starting a Christian social enterprise is difficult … Continue reading “The three phases of launching a church-based social enterprise”

Lessons from mission

By Canon Philip Mounstephen 28 November 2018 The Executive Leader of Church Mission Society, the Revd Canon Philip Mounstephen, reflects on lessons learned from mission on the eve of his consecration on Friday (30 November) as Bishop of the Church of England’s Diocese of Truro. It’s almost six years to the day since I was … Continue reading “Lessons from mission”

Christians around the world gather in prayer on final weekend of Thy Kingdom Come

Posted on: May 23, 2018 The third annual ecumenical global wave of prayer for evangelism, Thy Kingdom Come, has come to an end with thousands of Christians around the world gathering for prayer and worship in “beacon events. The Thy Kingdom Come movement began with a simple invitation to prayer from the Archbishops of Canterbury … Continue reading “Christians around the world gather in prayer on final weekend of Thy Kingdom Come”

Mission from the margins

By Mark MacDonald May 14, 2018 The renewal of churches requires shifts in the understanding of mission, writes the author. Illustration: Nina Ezhik/Shutterstock “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the … Continue reading “Mission from the margins”