St Peter's in the Pub: time and patience

Friday, 30 September, 2011

It is relatively easy to establish a short lived event. It takes time and patience to develop a long term, sustainable, fresh expression of church.

The story of St Peter's in the Pub embodies a number of principles which are applicable to many, many other parishes: Openness to try something different to reach those unreached by existing work; the importance of training and some consultancy (msm courses are being offered in many parts of the country); listening to local people and establishing Initiatives which serve the community; matching gifts with opportunity; the creation of a regular congregation with patterns for spiritual growth; formal recognition by the diocese (BMO) and a joined up strategy with the rest of the parish. This is not rocket science. It is patient prayerful mission.

This is a learning point from:

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