Another way to help the urban church – use your retirement

Are you planning for your retirement? What does that retirement look like. For some people it will mean staying put and increased opportunities to serve in their home church. For others, the dream may be of a move to somewhere new to enjoy a well earned change of scenery. Some may even be looking at a place in  a retirement village. Continue reading

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6 more ways you can help and encourage urban mission

I’ve recently shared two articles about how churches and individuals can partner with and support urban mission in the UK.

The latest article talks about how we have been trying to encourage urban mission and church planting in our area and the previous puts forward two suggestions, one for churches and one for individuals.  The idea for “individuals” is something anyone could start doing now. The idea for churches is something that many of us might find a little beyond us at the moment.  So here are some further small step ideas. Continue reading

What are we doing to help encourage and support urban mission?

In the last post I mentioned two ways in which churches and individuals in wealthier parts of the country could support urban ministry in needy areas. Continue reading

What about … (2 practical ideas for supporting urban mission)

There has been some talk recently about how we encourage mission to needy urban areas. Here are two simple ideas. One for churches and one for individuals. Continue reading

#ActBC – Why are we asking you to partner with us? (part 2)

A few years ago, there was a local website called “We love Bearwood” encouraging people to love and enjoy their local community around where our church is located. I realised that this kind of helped sum up my personal mission.

I want people who love Bearwood to come to know and love Jesus.

I also want people who know and love Jesus to love Bearwood.

But actually, I’m not just thinking about Bearwood. We often talk about wanting to see Bearwood and beyond transformed by the Gospel. Continue reading

ActBC How can you help?

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Over the past few years we’ve been working to encourage Gospel outreach into one of the UK’s needy urban areas. Here in the West Midlands there is a great need for healthy gospel churches particularly in the Black Country, Sandwell and West Birmingham area. Continue reading

The Urban Challenge – The Labourers are few

Do you see Urban Britain as a vital missionfield? Regular visitors to this site will realise that we do. If people like William Carey and Hudson Taylor sought to awaken their generations to the needs of world mission then the challenge for our generation  is the missionfield on our own doorstep.

Note, this concern should not come at the expense of other missionfields. Continue reading