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Steve Jones
dad, husband, homemaker, pioneer, activist, equipper and researcher - planting churches/hubs, developing leaders, nurturing movements ...
Interests: Dad, Husband and Developer and Multiplier of 'ALL THINGS GOOD' , drifting around the wonderful South West of England, sometimes with my family, mostly on the train, to see the world that God loves, , 'treading lightly, living simply, giving generously, sharing meals, making friends, being thankful and telling stories... all to help change the world...' ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Steve makes home in Exeter in the beautiful SW of England, with his wife and 4 children, Son in a 9 member multi-racial family, he spent some of his childhood in Africa. Steve loves making new friends and hearing their stories and dreams. He helps folks develop the habits they need to get the most out of life. Steve is a trained life-coach and an experienced trainer, speaker, equipper and facilitator with a passion for nurturing transformational people movements. <p> Deeply committed to his own holistic development - he is daily immersed in a book or browser and has just finished an Ironman triathlon. He tries to connect with a diverse range of friends, world-views, academic disciplines, art-forms and media and is finishing off a Masters Degree in 'Changing the World' by multiplying people movements.</p> As an activist and connector, he is involved in the 'Transitions Town' network; family, youth and community work; peace & global issues; alternative economic models; social justice & enterprise; simple living, the developing green movement and has also been a local political candidate. He regularly retreats (on public transport if possible) to the wild spaces of the South West to camp, walk, run, swim, cycle and recharge. He helps folks, and their friends and families, become all they can be through spirituality that is formed in the heart, nurtured in the mind and worked out through the hands in focused activism with friends. He is involved in helping to found a South-West transformational 'people movement' called Simply... He has a background in education and developing charities and social enterprises. He operates under an experienced and 'wise' oversight team. Steve has a current CRB and is trained, and is a trainer, in Good Safeguarding Policy and Practice involving Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.
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After many years at Typepad I've decided to move blog to Typepad has been nice to me!! My posts will always be sent to facebook/steveboothjones and twitter@stvjones1 so you can catchup there too.. -------------------------------------- AND If you subscribe to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
View from dugout !!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Today is my last day with Methodist Church as their regional training officer - what a 5 years I've had. Thoroughly enjoyed working among the Methodist people - real down-to-earth spirituality. Many of the 'nominal' Christians have left these last... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Great to be out again - after 6 weeks of bed-bound recovery from a 'near-death cardiac experience' (!), starting to venture out again ! Enjoying Penzance harbour, Truro, Sennen Cove, Porthcothan, St Ives and Lizard - amazing places !! Hope... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
It's gonna be a great few weeks - sun is coming out, Murray to win Wimbledon, Lions to win Australian tour, Egypt to nurture non-violent democracy and I get to swim, cycle & run in great surroundings ! Day of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Gorgeous sunrise over the Exe estuary - out for an early morning cycle! Doing lots of training & speaking this week - Plymouth youth workers and some community workers in West Somerset. Preparing today... Got a young 'minister in training'... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
The much waited-for Ironman triathlon weekend is here - done lots of training and prep. Never done more than 5.5 hrs of continuous aerobic activity - this is 8.5 hrs so I'm going to be pushing my body to places... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Been enjoying the company of old friends and new - Andy, Donna, Ed, Francis - great food Andy ! More personally the exciting news is that I'm going to be released to spend more time and energy developing Simply... from... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Been having time with my tribe and away serving at ECG in Scarborough - great place.. Simply... had a great Open Day in a local pub with built in roast and pint! Great chat and real clarity coming on ways... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
I'm so blessed to meet new friends ... Friendship is a big deal - isn't the movement Christ started supposed to be just a bunch of friends having friendship with God and welcoming all into friendship ... Much of church... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Had a few days of struggle with illness, ill and injured children and the death of my amazing Gran... "Our Gran will never be forgotten - a rock to many. So many great memories from childhood and beyond - what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
I love this time of year - had a good break with the family... great day out to Sennen Cove near Lands End then watched sun go down at St Ives with chips by the christmas lit harbour... a heavenly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
When I look at the life and example of Jesus, I see a counter-cultural lifestyle where His life choices shouted His message louder than His words - giving extra authority to His already radical Good News of the Kingdom. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Salvation Army - had some great chats with senior folks from Salvation Army and we got excited about all God is doing around churh-planting, partnerships and fresh expressions of church across the SW. Grassroots Up - been very encouraging to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
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Posted Dec 4, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Having such a good time developing the first Simply 12's with some friends - good food, good chat and lots of laughter - I was made for this kind of stuff.. What is Simply 12's? 'Simply 12's' are a key... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Enjoying some time cycling to beach - hoping to do 35 miles +.. We'll see ... Week of admin catchup ahead, leading 2 safeguarding sessions in Torbay, got a Simply... leadership 'hangout' tonight using Google+ !!?? And 2 'bands' -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Got my website back from the militant hacker !!! Wow, I think we all need to wise-up around web and email security - I've had several nightmares these last few weeks. Got so much from the launch of the Pioneer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
One of my children saying, 'if I don't get my GCSE's, is my life over?' Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Somewhere in deepest Hertfordshire - I actually don't know where, I'm mid-journey between trains.. Pretty though ! I work so hard on trains - I can zoom through tonnes of emails, phone calls, and find moments of reflection and creativity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Got a few diverse days - never a dull moment with the Jonestribe !! Today I've been... Website has been eaten by a virus so Simply... web is down until techies can sort out their problem... grrrrr !! Praying lots... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
. Been wandering around Barnstaple again with a new friend called Ed... We spent some time in the town centre chatting to folks and praying generally for the area. We offered to pray for folks if they were poorly, believing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones
Been to Barnstaple today with my mate Clive - we met an amazing church that basically runs the social provision for the council to vulnerable adults - homeless, chronically addicted, the hungry. Wandered around a housing estate we might connect... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at pilgrim blog :: steve jones