Friday, 17 July 2015

Seventy-Two and @WeAreSeventyTwo

I prayed with a guy this week who was asking some deep questions about where he was going in his life. Once upon a time, I used to get a little frustrated with people always asking for prayer around where they were coming from, or where they were headed … I used to think we (I was probably more frustrated with myself, feeling guilty God’s purpose for my life was not written in the clouds ahead of me!) 
No longer. Now I believe this is exactly where God meets us. We can only ever start from where we are, so it’s a waste of time and energy trying to start from anywhere else.
It’s this sense of listening to God and going with that I’m trying to encourage both with planting DNA Groups, which are designed to encourage us all to reflect on how and where we are following Jesus (the “D” stands for Discipleship), engaging with other people ( the “N” stands for eNgagement) and how we’re doing with our integrity (the “A” stands for authenticity).
It’s also threaded through our pattern on Twitter where Monday-Friday a daily tweet will highlight each step on the discipleship cycle:

Monday’s Tweet will relate to #listening.
Tuesday’s Tweet will relate to #looking.
Wednesday’s Tweet will relate to #living.
Thursday’s Tweet will relate to #learning.
Friday’s Tweet will relate to #leading.

If you want to start getting into this rhythm I think signing up to @WeAreSeventyTwo will encourage you.

Some of you who pop in here will be aware of Seventy-Two, but for others this is the name we're giving to some aspects of the missional partnership existing across four of our Baptist Regional Associations, but we welcome all! 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

WEBA AGM 2015.

The morning after the night before! Well ... it was our WEBA AGM last night & it was a really good night. Cream tea rather than a late night out, but for those who couldn't make it, or just want to understand a little of what God is up to in the West of England, then have a quick look at the vimeo clip here: