Ready, Steady, Go

We’re about to invite some of the individuals we’ve been meeting one to one for the past year to gather, meet each other, and to hear our plans for church. 1. ON YOUR MARKS, DRAW NEAR As a ‘waking thought’ – which is how God often speaks to me (Phil) – we were given this image of church as runners racing. In 1 Cor 9:24ff, Paul asks how much more agōnizomai – (agony?), exertion, effort, endeavour, strength and striving – living a life with eternal significance takes, compared to a race with a p...
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Fresh Expressions of Church

I (Phil) have just returned from Cape Town where I attended the International Conference on Fresh Expressions; a movement that encourages different approaches to Church in a changing culture. Soul Action - a Fresh Expression? Much of what Soul Action has facilitated amongst Non Profits since 2007 resonates with what Fresh Expressions defines as missional leadership, i.e. an emphasis on interdependence and community rather than experts or a show[wo]man; collaboration and negotiation rather th...
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Practising Discernment

Thirty four local leaders have committed to connecting more regularly in 2016; gathering with other leaders one month and reflecting one to one with a Soul Action team member the month that follows, and so on… At February’s gathering Rachel invited leaders to consider their aims for 2016, after which Phil encouraged them to “be ruthless” in ruling out aims which lead away from God, and rather choose what draws them towards what God is calling them to do. Phil explained how a friend had bee...
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Living Wage

The National Minimum Wage, set by the Department of Labour, takes into account the needs of workers and their families, cost of living, level of wages and incomes in the country, level of employment, capacity of employers to pay. [1]  The Department of Labour identifies 14 sectors, each with different rates of Minimum Wages, including: Wholesale and retail sector: R10 – 12 per hour Contract cleaning sector: R12 - R14 per hour Domestic workers: R7 - 8 per hour That would mean a Do...
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