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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?


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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
- Stockton-on-Tees
- Hardwick Baptist Church
12:03 - Communities becoming cross-cultural
16:58 - Local mission for a scattered congregation
- Sending the flock out to live for Christ
- Appointing a women's worker: internal and external ministry
27:50 - Prayer and support for Hardwick Baptist Church

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