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Why Christmas? ABM Christmas Message 2017

Christmas 2017 is upon us with all its accompanying celebration, connection and cheer for many and its tensions and loneliness for others. When we consider the effort exerted in present Read more

Being Present

“Birger Nygaard once commented that he found the expression ‘missional church’ redundant.  It sounds, he said, like ‘female women’.  If it isn’t female, it isn’t a woman.  Likewise, if it Read more

3 ways to use Jesus the Game Changer – National Campaign 2018

Are you unsure about how Jesus the Game Changer might look in your church context or faith community? Read more

Unlocking our imagination

I work with a lot of entrepreneurs. As a result I get to pick their brains to work out what makes them tick, how they find their ideas, how they Read more

Why this Baptist Pastor loves Halloween

Is it wicked for Christians to have fun on Halloween?

If so, then count me guilty as charged. We all know that “become all things to all people so that Read more

8 Ways For Churches To Respond To Halloween

Churches are highly resistant to Halloween, for a range of good reasons. I won’t preach to the converted on all the worrying aspects of Halloween. But if our response is Read more

Surprising Faith Attractors

Every now and then research throws up something that turns your perceptions about evangelism upside down. New research from the UK suggests that church buildings are more effective in attracting Read more

Emerging Evangelists 2017

What does the church do with an evangelist? What is the role of an evangelist in the community and culture of 2017? These are some of the questions many churches Read more

How To Connect With Your Community On The Internet – Part#2

The local grapevine has always been a way of finding out what is happening in your community, a mixture of gossip and real information. Churches need to know what is Read more

Jesus the Game Changer Church Campaign 2018

Hi, Karl Faase here, and I’d like to introduce to you a national campaign in the lead up to Easter in 2018. It will start on the 25 February and Read more