while i was in poland and wrote them up for a few people in cms as a kind of report but in the form of a personal story. people have said how helpful they have found it so i have smartened the whole thing up with some photos (using apple's pages - which by the way is easy to use and makes things like this look great). anyway it is attached as a pdf. it is longer than your average blog entry so print it off, pour a coffee and have a read if you so desire... harry took the photo of me on holiday btw - hope you like the asbo/monk vibe!
it's a journey i have shared with many people in and out of cms and with lots of you who read the blog who have been part of the changes taking place in the [emerging] church and in mission. it's definitely been a collaborative journey and that has been what's been so good about it. the story is cms focused, so if it misses your part in the story i apologise. it's not a comprehensive account and it is written to help explain what i do to cms as much as to anyone else. it is also subjective, a take from where i sit, nothing more. if you have a different take leave a comment or write your own account and send a link...
(i have mentioned this before but if you are more interested in the work/mission side of what i do, i do send out a weekly e-mail that is fairly short with a few points for prayer. just e-mail me if you'd like to be added to that. click on the mail envelope icon in the hello section in the centre column of the blog. )
The environment has changed. Mission is on the agenda of the church in Britain and certainly of the Church of England. There are inspiring leaders, networks, resources, training, and creativity. There is a culture of permission. Church exists for mission. There is lots to be done for sure but if you had predicted 10 years ago the new world no-one would have believed you.