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In the beginning God created…

I was recently having breakfast with an outstanding couple, Joy & Phillip Attmore, and over the pancakes and bacon (with maple syrup), they reminded me that here in the first five words of the bible, we find a core element of the nature of God – “In the beginning God created…” This creative characteristic of…

Getting back to Encounter

When you marinade meat, you soak it in a sauce for long enough that the flavour of the sauce permeates throughout the meat. The result is that whatever piece of the meat you get – you get the flavour of the sauce. (Apologies to the vegetarians!) This is a great analogy of what the Holy…

Frontline Young Adults: What’s it all About?

We have found Frontline to be a large, vibrant church made up of incredible people, a family wrapped in love and the grace of God. Due to it’s size, it can also be easy to slip into the background. It is with these thoughts in mind that we are launching Young Adults focussed spaces. Our…

The Forgotten Ways 4 – John Harding

  As a Senior Leadership Team we’ve been huddling (leadership development / coaching circle) around Alan Hirsch’s book, the Forgotten Ways. The book was originally written in 2006, it was a fantastic book back then, but Hirsch has re-written it with lots of new material. The first half of the book is basically an observational…

Does your faith let you do that? – John Gibson

I recently left the Frontline building on a Friday, just before 1pm and started walking down Lawrence Road. At that time there is a general bustle of shops closing, people arriving, walking towards a shared destination. It’s Friday prayers if you’re a follower of Islam and it’s interesting to see what a ‘church’ gathering together…

Hamish – Kerry Connolly

This is Hamish, our five year old Welsh Terrier/Poodle cross. We’ve had him since he was a tiny fluff ball. He’s mostly pretty obedient, he likes to keep me happy, though occasionally, the Terrier red mist decends, and he becomes a law unto himself. The other day, we were out together in Calderstones Park when…

The Forgotten Ways 3 – John Harding

As a Senior Leadership Team we’ve been huddling (leadership development / coaching circle) around Alan Hirsch’s book, the Forgotten Ways. The book was originally written in 2006, it was a fantastic book back then, but Hirsch has re-written it with lots of new material. The first half of the book is basically an observational study…

Prophetic Word from Sunday 20th May

On Pentecost Sunday there was a powerful sense of God’s Spirit moving among us. In this guest blog post, Mike Farrington shares a word that he felt God lay on his heart during that meeting. As you read the blog, our prayer is that your heart’s cry might be, ‘Yes! Now is the time’ “In…

The Left Hand of God – John Gibson

As I drove down the outside lane of the motorway, overtaking some slower moving vehicles, I saw a puddle of rain water across the road ahead. It was a bright, dry day and so I began wondering where the water had come from? Suddenly the innocent puddle across my path emerged into what it really…

Send your Fire 17th-20th May

As part of a season of focusing on the person and work of the Holy Spirit over the next couple of months, we have set aside a 3 day period of prayer, worship and fasting. Here’s John Harding outlining some of the vision behind Send Your Fire and what we’ll be doing as a Frontline…