Biblical Living, Church Life, Community, Foundations Series, Revival

Revival: Building Kingdom Community

The concept of ‘community’ is something I have frequently contemplated, explored, and drawn upon in the context of my job in academia, where much of the work I have done involves community-based research. Many theorists and social scientists have debated the meaning of community – which can be defined and interpreted in various ways and… Continue reading Revival: Building Kingdom Community

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Community, Creativity, local church

Creativity, Culture and The Church in Coventry

We have an opportunity. An opportunity that comes to a church once in a lifetime and one that could have an impact on thousands of people living in Coventry, the UK and potentially across the world. In 2021, Coventry is going to be the UK City of Culture. But why is this an opportunity? Why… Continue reading Creativity, Culture and The Church in Coventry

Catalyst, Foundations Series, Revival

“Do you really believe I can do this?”

It has taken me a long time to sit down and write this post. I’ve been grappling with its contents for weeks since the Catalyst Festival, and questioning whether to share what I believe God has been speaking to me about since Dave Fellingham’s striking prophetic word (Richard Bowpitt records this on the Catalyst Network… Continue reading “Do you really believe I can do this?”

Catalyst

Serving the Servers: Amanda’s experience serving at Catalyst Festival

Catalyst Festival is so much more than camping in a big field and meeting thousands of Christians to worship and receive amazing teaching, it's a time to receive real blessing  and renewal from the Holy Spirit. It's also an opportunity to serve and help others enjoy their festival experience. I love serving, and when the… Continue reading Serving the Servers: Amanda’s experience serving at Catalyst Festival

Community, Creativity, Storied

From Birth to Apocalypse: Reflecting on Storied this year

Let’s picture the Storied scene: A bookshop café fills up with people – they sip wine, nibble cake, and feel good, cosy, anticipatory feelings of an evening of entertainment ahead. They’re welcomed by a pizazzy MC, they settle bums into sofas… And then the evening’s storyteller takes to the mic. The room hushes. The stories begin…… Continue reading From Birth to Apocalypse: Reflecting on Storied this year