Every now and again a book comes along which makes you stop and think (maybe for some it happens quite regularly). 

One book which has had this kind of effect on me recently is called ‘Red Letter Revolution’ by Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne (2012, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

Read more: Red Letter Christians

Every movement or organisation needs to know what it is about and why it exists; a clear sense of purpose.  The church is no different.  Of course any church has a diversity of views and approaches – a healthy thing in many ways. However, the danger is it will grow complacent and stagnate if it has no understanding of what lies at the heart of what it means to be Christ’s church in the world today: Something which guides and keeps bringing us back to core purposes is very much needed.

Read more: A Vision for the Future

Made for God

There are a few writers whose style of writing and thinking always speak to me more clearly than others. Perhaps you find the same thing. For me, CS Lewis is one of perhaps a half dozen such authors.

Here's a quote I rediscovered recently. It's from one of his most notable works of non-fiction; 'Mere Christianity'.

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The words of Jesus ring down through the last two millennia, a fundamental command to the church in every age; to call people to know and love God and to enable them to live as followers of Jesus.

We are very much at a pivotal time in the life of our church, prayerfully seeking God’s vision for our future and planning for development in key areas of the life of the church.

Read more: ‘Go into all the world and make disciples of all peoples…………’