sowing in concrete

I had an excellent day with colleagues from estate churches in Southwark last week with the brilliant title Sowing in Concrete.

We shared stories, resources that work in our churches and communities, pain and passion.

I am really pleased that this has formed into an ongoing Group that will serve and equip churches in South London.  See the Local Groups Page for details of local estate groups.  If you know of a Group that is not listed or would like to help form a Group in your area, please get in touch.

I was inspired to write a parable on the journey there:

The kingdom of God

is like the gardener

who sowed in concrete

 

what looks to be

the least promising

of all the soils

 

yet when the seed grows

it is the strongest

off all the plants

and becomes a tree

where all the people shelter.


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Andy Delmege

Andy Delmege

Andy has served on outer estates for most of his ministry. He is currently Vicar of St Bede’s, Brandwood and is Urban Estates Missioner in Birmingham. He is Chair of NECN and part of the Estates Evangelism Task Group. He blogs at https://pilgrimpace.wordpress.com/

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