Why the Rule of six could help your friendships

We’d been round at a friends house for food and a catch up. Most weeks after the school pick up, we get invited and simply turn up. There’s usually between six and eight of us, from two families. There’s always great food and lots of fun, to be honest its just really easy company. ThisContinue reading “Why the Rule of six could help your friendships”

Marriage in Lockdown

This guest post is by Paul Allcock As we approach our golden wedding in a few months time you could be tempted to think that we have learned everything there is to know about one another. Di and I continue to enjoy and thank God for the adventure of married life and for His faithfulnessContinue reading “Marriage in Lockdown”

5 Reasons Why We May Struggle To Exit Lockdown and How The Church Can Respond

This guest blog is from John Greenall Whilst many seem to think lockdown is over, many others are still at home not venturing out. Fear is palpable. On my neighbourhood WhatsApp group Jim at Number 28 shares a post saying that ambulances are scarce, and children are dying in large numbers. Am I the onlyContinue reading “5 Reasons Why We May Struggle To Exit Lockdown and How The Church Can Respond”

A meal with Jesus

This guest blog post comes from Dave Bish and the team at Beeston Free Church When we moved to our church about four years ago my wife and I wanted to attend home group together, and we wanted our kids involved. So we started a new group, at 6pm. A simple but chaotic formula –Continue reading “A meal with Jesus”

Reach Puppets in lockdown

  Puppets… aren’t they just for kids? That’s a question that we’ve heard so many times! But we’re convinced that although they may often be aimed at children, the big kids (a.k.a. the adults) love and learn from them too!  Many different ideas will come into your head when you hear of puppets, whether that’sContinue reading “Reach Puppets in lockdown”

Three Lessons from Iran for COVID-19

Our guest blog comes from Jamie Haxby Stripping the Church In Iran, the church is growing at an extraordinary rate in what is most likely the greatest awakening in all of history.  They have no centralised organisation, no bank accounts, no buildings, no official recognised status.  On top of this, the majority of their leadersContinue reading “Three Lessons from Iran for COVID-19”

Reaching out in lockdown

In the leadership team at my church, we’re just catching our breath. What about you? We’ve spent a few weeks chasing our tails somewhat, trying to rethink pretty much everything we do for this new moment and get moved online. One particular strain (or entertaining challenge depending on your temperament) was that in the Lord’sContinue reading “Reaching out in lockdown”

Offering hope in a time of crisis

For extroverts lockdown is a testing time. I’m a 98% extrovert I love people and I love community. I am really grateful for technology and how it is being used to build genuine community during lockdown. I run daily chats on conference apps for my daughters and their friends. This took a few days toContinue reading “Offering hope in a time of crisis”