Sometimes it seems that going to church can become stale for even the most enthusiastic of worshippers. It may feel like you are exhausting all your resources. Though this problem can appear insurmountable, it should by means obstruct your efforts to form a cohesive church community. In a simple collection of suggestions paired with real life anecdotes from their long life in ministry, Authors Martyn and Fay Perry offer practical advice for those times we feel like we're running on empty, or find ourselves sitting on the sidelines with our talents t used. They encourage us to allow God to stir the fire and warm our spirituality from within. As we do this we find ourselves wanting to serve God in life and worship. We can then play our part as the church explores new patterns of ministry. 'Stirring the Fire' can help us embrace the opportunities God wants to put before us all. Martyn and Fay have led Churches in England and Wales for twenty-three years. Martyn was a Baptist Minister for three years and has been an Anglican/Episcopalian Minister for nineteen years. They live near Swansea in Wales with Homer the hamster and Danny the cat. Their children are living away at university. www.revmartynperry.com In this book Martyn and Fay reflect honestly and movingly on the questions their South Wales parish has asked, the journey of discovery they have shared together, and the new blossoms with which God has surprised them... Caroline Pascoe, Ministry Development Officer, Llandaff Diocese, Church in Wales. My hope is that in reading the story of this particular church community, others will have the courage to pick up on some of the ideas and insights and be willing to do new things as well as old things in new ways. The Most Rev Dr Barry Morgan. Archbishop of Wales.