TOAM07 – Interview With Tom Shaw: Leader of Mobilise

At Together On A Mission, we also have a conference within a conference for students and those in their 20's. It was a real pleasure to interview Tom Shaw, a friend of mine, who heads up that conference. You can listen to that message right here or download it to your computer: … [Read more...]

TOAM07 – Session 2: Rob Rufus

Technical issues prevented us from publishing my friend Pedro's notes of the first day until now. Pedro said that of the meetings so far, he was pleased to see how well attended the conference had been, and he was very pleased to see the response of the people from different churches. He felt that there was a strong sense of the presence of God. During the session led by Rob Rufus, he was reminded of the beauty of serving God, and also the beauty of knowing that he is all powerful and wants us … [Read more...]

TOAM07 – Session 6: Dave Devenish on World Mission

There was a slightly longer break between the last session and this one. I took advantage of the opportunity to doze. I didn't think I was heavily asleep, but a friend of mine said he knocked loudly on my door and called my name without getting any response! As a result of my sleep, I do feel a lot fresher and am now even more eager to hear from Dave Devenish, who will be preaching to us this evening.David DevenishDave Devenish of Woodside Church Bedford UK now leads teams working with churches … [Read more...]

TOAM07 – Session 5: Rob Rufus on Faith and Healing

Here we are with session five, which is the second one I have attended. I already feel like I'm at home. I love conferences, and especially conferences with this worldwide family I'm so thrilled to be part of. These conferences have been a part of my life for several decades. I wish I could bring all of you, my dear readers, here. These notes aim to give you something of a feel for the event. But I'm not sure I can communicate it properly. There are some things that writing can't communicate. … [Read more...]

TOAM07 – Session 4: P-J Smyth

A number of logistical and technical challenges have been conspiring against live-blogging here over the last day or so — hopefully those are now resolved and normal service can return. I am glad that Andrew Fountain has been posting — I hope you are enjoying his posts. I am thrilled to have now been able to make it here — last night at one stage it looked as though storms would prevent me from getting here this morning, but in the providence of God — here I am!We have just had a great time of wo … [Read more...]

TOAM07 – Updates From the Blogosphere

I have now arrived in Brighton from the United States and will be reporting shortly on my impressions of the Together on a Mission conference. In the meantime, I'd like to share reports from other blogs as they appear.The first is from andycottingham.com. Andy reports that there are 5,000 attending from 50 nations. He confirms Andrew Fountain's impression that yesterday's sessions were outstanding: "I could discuss the excellent teaching from Stephen van Rhyn (I used to share an office with … [Read more...]

TOAM07 – Live-Blogging From Andrew Fountain

My friend, Andrew Fountain, is live-blogging from the Newfrontiers Together on a Mission leadership conference being held in Brighton. His reports will be uploaded to his site, in Christ: Andrew Fountain's blog. As he is able to gain Internet access, he will upload his impressions.Andrew reports, "So far we have had sessions from Stephen van Rhyn, Rob Rufus, and Terry Virgo. All three of them were excellent . . ."His first report (M03) is on Terry Virgo's session, taken from Joshua 1:1-9. Terry … [Read more...]

New Word Alive Bookings Open

As I write this, Together On A Mission has started. Perhaps like me, at the moment you can't be there and wish you could be. (I am looking forward to getting there soon though!). Perhaps you are there and enjoying it so much you are thinking that next year you would like to go to two Chrisitan conferences. If so, my friends at New Word Alive can help you out. With a line-up of confirmed speakers next April — Terry Virgo, Don Carson and John Piper — I hope to be able to attend with my whole fam … [Read more...]

Partying For Jesus

This is from The Resurgence"I've been wondering why many Christians are such boring people to be around if redemption is true. If Christ's mission was truly accomplished and if the Kingdom of God is alive then Christians ought to be the most celebrative people on the planet throwing the best parties and social events. If the Gospel is true one would think that Christians would be the best at "getting their party on.". . . So if the kingdom is real, if creation is all good, if life is not suppose … [Read more...]

George Whitefield’s Final Resting Place and the Lewis Revival

Yesterday it was a delight to see my old friends, Ian and Megan Jukes, and their three lovely kids. We went to visit a church founded by George Whitefield where he preached and is buried under the pulpit. I took loads of photos so have turned them into a slide show for you. If you want to see his burial place, it is at The Old South Church, Newburyport, Massachusetts.The Resurgence also posted a sermon by George Whitefield just recently.I have to say that this experience was one of the most … [Read more...]


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