We look forward to serving others in mission and learning from others in mission, for the sake of Christ and His kingdom. We warmly invite you and your leadership team, whether that is for a church or a christian charity or organisation, to the National Hub August 4th from 12.30pm.
Join us for a time of Refreshing, come worship with us and there will be enough time for prayer, fellowship and sharing in breakout rooms.
Zoom Meeting ID: 291 861 2367
The speakers' input from the National Hubs are available here
Previous National Hubs
National Hub - Times of Refreshing
Jaime Lidstone shared on 2 Corinthiens 5:17
We hope you enjoy Jaime Lidstone’s illustrations of
Remember the old, appreciating the new
Instant Transformation: the process more than an occasion
Recognising the radical transformation, newness and burgeons in me.
The amount of things that we can manage to control, and the importance not to compare this threshold with others'.
Stan Lyth with an update on Leadership Development
Join us for the next national Hub on 5th May to continue the conversation regarding Discipleship and Leadership Development (8min)
National Hub - Strengthen Each Other
How has another christian strengthened you?
How can we as a network strengthen each other?
Be encouraged by Phil Arbon's talk on strengthening each other and how the Lord strengthens us. (15min)
National Hub -
Hearing God Together : A look at communal discernment
What does it mean to hear from God together as well as individually?
Stuart Aitken shares a few words on the topic of corporate discern-ment and the recourse that he recommends is the book Pursuing God's Will Together by Ruth Haley Barton.
A wee reflection on Leadership and Resilience that is so essential in this season of leading into the unknown
- by Rupert Ward
On Wednesday, 9th September, we had a great Zoom Hub meeting where we explored how leaders can build resilience and longevity as we lead through the challenges of this season.
William Nisbet shared a few thoughts from Scripture and Rupert Ward shared some very practical ways in which we care for ourselves, before we broke into small groups to share and pray together. Lots of honest, helpful, conversation together.
National Hub -
Race, the Other, and the Diverse Beauty of the Church
At this Hub we explored why race and racial equality are still such important issues at this time, and how we can tackle racial inequality and injustice as leaders, churches and as a network?
Here is the interview with Yinka Oyekan, who is the Senior Minister of The Gate, Reading, the President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and also the leader of The Turning.
We thank Laiyee Jamieson for being so brave to share this deep poem called The Race, with us. You are so talented !
Wesley White, PhD, DMin comments on National Hub theme Race, the Other, and the Diverse Beauty of the Church
National Hub - Small is the new Big
1 July 2020
Pete Anderson gives a 5min encouragement to think about discipleship, as a key emphasis for churches in the season of crisis and beyond.
National Hub - Leading through a season and not just a Sunday
The following articles were published prior to the Hub on 3 June.
We discussed and read them through the lens of positioning our churches and organisations to thrive in the coming months and years.
Listen to comments from Bill Nisbet and Hilary McNutt (5min each)
The articles are available here:
From our friend Billy Kennedy (International leader of the Pioneer Network) who explores the place of online church going forward.
An article by Andy Crouch part 1- Leading beyond the Blizzard :
why every organisation is now a start up and
Part 2 Strategies for Winter:Redemptive leadership in Survival Times
National Hub - Leading through a Season, not only a Sunday
6 May 2020
Listen to three church leaders from different context (5min each)
Chris Dowling - encouraging leaders to be like pilots when you identify with the five types of people in a crisis.
Don Palmer - Acts 2:47 The early church enjoyed favour from all the people and
Emma MacIntosh - Poverty of Hope
Resources used by Dave Richards
Trends in culture and implications for the church Sep 2019
Slides for Trends in culture