Local Mission, Scattered Church
How do we balance the task of reaching the community God has placed us in with discipling the flock God has entrusted to us?
In this episode, Adrian Reynolds is joined by Matt Oliver, pastor at Hardwick Baptist Church in Stockton-on-Tees, to talk about ministry in Stockton, how the community is changing, and the challenge of reaching the local community when church members often live outside of the area.
00:00 - Introduction
02:42 - Stockton-on-Tees
05:16 - Hardwick Baptist Church
12:03 - Communities becoming cross-cultural
16:58 - Local mission for a scattered congregation
22:00 - Sending the flock out to live for Christ
23:48 - Appointing a women's worker: internal and external ministry
27:50 - Prayer and support for Hardwick Baptist Church
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