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"Leader of PMC, Paul Bradbury, has a new book coming out at the end of July. In the Fullness of Time explores the stories of contemporary churches grappling with the challenge of decline in a culture that is turning away from traditional forms of church. We hear from parish churches in Dorset, church plants in London and Norwich and intentional communities in Lincolnshire and Norfolk. Drawing on a breadth of practical and theological material In the Fullness of Time looks to offer a realistic and prophetic vision for the church of the future. 

You can preorder your copy here.

Also look out for the book lunch coming up on the evening of July 19th in Poole. More details in due course!"

 

Here's the link: https://canterburypress.hymnsam.co.uk/books/9781786226075/in-the-fullness-of-time

 

The leader of Poole Missional Communities, Paul Bradbury, has written a number of books and articles which reflect on the practice and theology of pioneer ministry. These are available through the PMC shop.

Stepping Into Grace 

 

 "Pioneer ministry is still a relatively recent development in the Church of England's long experience of ministry. The literature remains small, and I am not aware of many books that offer biblical and theological reflection in this depth. I hope that Stepping into Grace will find a place on reading lists for those considering ordination and those being formed for pioneer ministry". (Bishop Steven Croft)

 

 

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“Bradbury… draws on the image of the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37. He seeks to discern the Spirit moving among the bones today. As he does so, he shapes an attractive vision of the Church – a light, innovative, relational community, counter-cultural in its radical sharing, critical of consumerism and of an instrumental obsession with growth and prosperity.” (Bishop Paul Bayes)

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