Smashed Windows

Smashed Windows

There’s been an air of discouragement around recently, with friends struggling and moving out, difficult situations and a slowdown of momentum in the wider church. Things have generally felt a bit stuck at home. When God wants to speak to us as a whole group we...
New stuff starting tonight

New stuff starting tonight

We’ve been talking a lot recently at Adams Avenue about stuff, our future, our houses, what we want to do, this and that. After talking and praying and talking and talking and eating and talking some more we want to relaunch in some way, to have a bit of a...

A few ideas for Christian small groups

Joseph Solomon explains a few simple practices that can help small groups grow deep and rich. We’ve reinvented and enjoyed a few of these, they’ve been very helpful. Stuff covered: Inductive bible study Hotseat (or as we call it “grill a brother”)...
Our Sabbath Week

Our Sabbath Week

Right after coming back from the bible week, without conferring Josh and I both thought it would be worthwhile for us to each spend a week out of normal life resting, praying and considering the future. We’d already arranged a couple of things last week...
Bible Week

Bible Week

My friends and I spent the week just gone at a monastery in Leicestershire called Mount St Bernard Abbey. Many people would visit such a place to get away from the hecticness of day to day life, to seek God or to find out about the monastic lifestyle. We on the other...

Grill A Brother

One evening every week we have our special weekly house meal, commonly referred to as “agape”. Agape centres around a meal and is an opportunity for our committed core church groups to strengthen their relationships, going deeper with one another....
Disturb us, Lord

Disturb us, Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when With the abundance of things we possess We have...
Cake and Communion

Cake and Communion

Most of you will know we’re not particularly into the whole Christmas thing, but we went out Christmas eve to buy something for the neighbours we know to one side of us. After praying for them we wrote a little card with a few things we felt God saying to them,...