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In tomorrow’s combined leadership group meeting, we are reviewing the book Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger.
In writing this book, the authors examined thousands of different churches and concluded that the most vibrant ones were the churches that were the most simple.
Yet, when they spoke of simplicity, they weren’t talking about the content or style of Bible talks and studies. They were referring to how straight-forward the church was in terms of all of the activities and programs.
To do this, they suggest that we need to be clear about what a mature Christian is like, so we can align all our ministries with this aim, whilst making sure we are focused on doing the things that matter.
Then, as we seek to be wise with our resources, we should aim to be strategic in where we put our energy, and clear in communicating that with everyone in and outside our church.
As we consider the overall shape of our ministries, please keep praying for our leaders as we seek to serve in a way that helps grow everyone in our church and that helps reach those who do not yet have real hope in the real Jesus.
When people talk about establishing new, healthy patterns in life, they often try to break it down into smaller, achievable chunks.
So, to get people more active, they encourage people to walk half an hour a day for three days a week.
Every week on Saturday morning at 7.30am, our church gets together for only half an hour to pray through the many prayer points on our weekly prayer bookmark.
If you’ve never joined us before, then you are more than welcome to just listen and pray the prayers said by others.
On outward appearances, it’s a pretty unimpressive event in the life of our church… but in reality it’s one of the most important things that we do each week.
But it is at this meeting that we show our dependence on God… and rejoice in his answers to our prayers.
As we are reminded in Philippians, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Are you able to invest thirty minutes a week to join with others at church to relieve our anxiety and enjoy his peace that comes Jesus?