Reflections from Redding 3 – Graham Coyle

(This follows on from the last blog.  If you have not read that it might be helpful to get the context.)

The last thing that I’ll mention about my time at Bethel is the place that the church gives in its culture to encouragement and in particular to encouraging each other, and the likes of me who are just passing through, to follow the prophetic direction and purpose of God in their lives.  It would take a whole book to unpack this and several are already available, written by Bethel authors, so if you want to know more, get one of those, but here is the basic outline. 

Reflections from Redding 2 – Graham Coyle

(This follows on from the last blog.  If you have not read that it might be helpful to get the context.)

A second thing that I noticed in my time at Bethel, Redding is that there is an incredible generosity about the whole place.  It starts with the leadership and flows on into every aspect of church life.  I could talk about principles now but I think that it is better just to give practical examples because without these principles are just so much theory.

Culture of Healing 2 – Graham Coyle

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Reflections from Redding 1 – Graham Coyle

I have just returned from a two week trip to Bethel Church in Redding, California and I thought it would be a helpful exercise to try and identify some of what I have observed and learned during my time there.  Obviously it is a long way to go and not inexpensive and it would be untrue to say that I didn’t enjoy the trip for reasons other than visiting the church, of course I did, who wouldn’t.  But the warmth, scenery, (occasional) good food and other associated pleasantries of the trip were all a bonus really and so I intend to share about some of what I learned, which was my real reason for going. 

Culture of Healing 1 – Graham Coyle

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