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Is banter offensive?

Is banter offensive?

By Ian Williamson, 06 Oct 2017

I have grown up in a family and working class culture with banter and humour (often dark) central to all we do. Weddings, funerals, success, failure, pain and suffering, whatever situation we found ourselves in, banter and humour was used to comfort, bring joy, keep u...

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Shy kids get nowt and some brash ones miss out too!

Shy kids get nowt and some brash ones miss out too!

By Ian Williamson, 12 Sep 2017

I have two self funded trainees working with me at New Life Middlesbrough, one has been brought up in a Middle Class Christian home, has attended a number of large, wealthy churches, has been part of the CU at Uni and has a number of professional Christian friends. Th...

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How You Can Support Indigenous Gospel Workers in Middlesbrough

How You Can Support Indigenous Gospel Workers in Middlesbrough

By Ian Williamson, 14 Jul 2017

Chell Ford is one of our indigenous members and is wanting to train with us full time from September 2017. The exciting thing about Chell being indigenous to the area is that she is   has lived on the estate her whole life and has dozens of contacts in the town. ...

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How Kevin Bridges and Peter Kay can teach us to preach to the working class!

How Kevin Bridges and Peter Kay can teach us to preach to the working class!

By Ian Williamson, 12 Jul 2017

When I started my theological training with the Yorkshire School of Christian Ministry, I felt like a fish out of water and after the first day I was ready to give up and go home. I come from an unchurched background and the majority of students there...

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Why did 40 church leaders visit New Life Church Middlesbrough?

Why did 40 church leaders visit New Life Church Middlesbrough?

By Ian Williamson, 07 Jun 2017

On the 19th-20th May, New Life Church hosted its first CiHP Conference and saw over 40 delegates representing churches from England, Scotland and Wales. It was exciting to see so many people with a heart to reach the lost on council estates/housing schemes but it was also sad to be reminded of th...

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Why we don’t need preachers or teachers joining New Life Church Middlesbrough

Why we don’t need preachers or teachers joining New Life Church Middlesbrough

By Ian Williamson, 14 Apr 2017

Why we don’t need preachers or teachers joining New Life Church Middlesbrough We are currently looking to add a couple of gospel workers to our team, we are advertising via the FIEC Jobs section and we are appealing through social media and p...

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Why should Christians consider moving to Middlesbrough?

Why should Christians consider moving to Middlesbrough?

By Ian Williamson, 29 Mar 2017

Why should Christians consider moving to Middlesbrough? A recent article on the BBC News Website started its story with this:"Middlesbrough, an industrial town on England's north-east coast, gets a bad press. It's oft...

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What should Christians expect when they move to Middlesbrough?

What should Christians expect when they move to Middlesbrough?

By Nathan Young, 28 Mar 2017

We are currently seeking people to join us in our mission of taking the gospel to the housing estates of Middlesbrough, but in reality what will that actually look like?  Nathan Young our ministry apprentice answers this question as he shares his experiences of moving to Middlesbrough to start h...

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A Father to the fatherless (Part1)

A Father to the fatherless (Part1)

By Ian Williamson, 09 Jan 2017

SixtyEightFive takes its name from Psalm 68 verse 5 (where God says that he is the Father to the fatherless) and seeks to provide positive, male role models to children and families in our local communities and churches. The ministry of SixtyEightFive is what led to the planting of New Li...

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Why should churches consider partnering with New Life Church Middlesbrough?

Why should churches consider partnering with New Life Church Middlesbrough?

By Ian Williamson, 01 Jan 2017

Since planting New Life Church in August 2013 we have been blessed to find a place to worship each Sunday (a church hall that we hire on a weekly basis), a place to meet and train daily throughout the week and we now have a staff team consisting of a full time pastor, ministry trainee and...

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