This movement in the UK has been going for a number of years now and continues to see innovative ideas for faith communities and initiatives being planted, grown, reviewed and seeded. This website takes you to urban and rural stories (see also https://www.ruralministries.org.uk), across a range of theological and cultural contexts, to wisdom from lessons…

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Snapshots in Mission 2018 The latest edition of Snapshots, a publication from KCML, considers the theme “Reimagining Home” from a number of angles, many of the articles suggesting innovation by returning to ingredients in our roots that offer fresh insight for the path ahead. View Snapshots in Mission PDF

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In 2017 Doug Gay delivered three Chalmers Lectures to the Church of Scotland, exploring their history and current crisis, and proposing structural change to enable the church to effectively navigate the future. You can search the lectures up online but they were then published as: Reforming the Kirk: The Future of the Church of Scotland.…

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Go to the edge Gain perspective See more clearly Seek light for a next direction For Presbyterians embedded in a local context with a heart for their community Who need a next step in mission clarified The Lighthouse Is a 48 hour set of steps That yields 2 pathways and 1 next step Unlike talkfests…

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This book by Steve Taylor, Built for Change, draws from six metaphors Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 3 and 4 as it speaks of building innovation teams: servant, gardener, builder, resource manager, fool, parent. It tells stories by way of examples, and explores Jesus as innovator.

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This information can be useful when church buildings are being renovated, extended, sold or demolished. As well as a number of original plans, the Archives has building reports, information on building materials, renovation details and more. Contact the Presbyterian Research Centre Archives (pcanzarchives@prcknox.org.nz) for more information. Plan of the first St. Andrew’s church, South Invercargill,…

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A great online resource for worship leaders featuring the songs of Malcolm Gordon and a number of friends, as well as the Illustrated Gospel Projects of Luke and Mark that gather the work of creatives from around Aotearoa and beyond.

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Imaginative Preaching: Praying the Scriptures so God Can Speak Through You By Geoff New, this book explores the power of lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation for a prayerful approach to preaching scripture. Comes highly recommended by John Goldingay and Walter Brueggamann!

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Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory Tod Balsinger wrote this book and it is proving very popular around the PCANZ. The book offers stories and practical tools for helping leaders chart the challenging territory that is our changing contexts today, aware that what we expect might not be the reality we discover.

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Written by Kevin Ward, this book traces the story of a church that over forty years, under the leadership of Murray Robertson, grew from around 60 people to the largest church in Aotearoa. It tracks the commitments of the man and his leadership team and the highs and lows of the community, and offers lessons…

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