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On Friday of this week our church finally returned to Oak Flats High School with the official kick-off of our SRE (Special Religious Education) program.
I’m teaching all six Year Seven classes for a full, one-hour lesson each fortnight,with the exception of the students whose parents have chosen for them to opt out.
I will also begin a weekly lunchtime group starting next Friday.
The cooperation from the school has been outstanding, and the opportunities to serve in the school are great.
Our dream is to now teach even more classes from 2014, which is where an assistant minister would make such a difference to our ministry potential in the school.
Pray that the Lord of the harvest would send out workers into his harvest field!
Our youth and kids’ programs are underway for Term Three and it looks like a great few months of Bible-based, Jesus-honouring programs and activities.
Don’t miss out!
We’ve got some great things planned for this term
At our recent Seniors Task Force meeting, it was clear that we had many opportunities to further grow our ministry to the seniors in our church and our community.
As a result of those discussions, we’ve come up with two changes to our seniors ministry.
Firstly, we’ve decided to include men as well as women in ‘Time Out’, our fortnightly, two-hour social time on Fridays, and to reflect this change, we’re now calling the group, ‘Prime Time’. The first, new-look Prime time will be on the 19th July at 10am in the church.
Secondly, we’re going to run our Seniors’ Service every month of the year, and it’s moving to a Monday. The first Monday Seniors’ Service and Lunch will be held on the 12th August at 11am.
Our prayer is that these new initiatives will help us better serve the seniors inside our church and provide a great place to invite friends who don’t normally join us on Sundays.
We’d love you to join us!
One of the strangest things in the New Testament is the fact that the practice of human slavery is not frowned upon.
In our modern, individualistic society, we find any challenge to our freedom to be an attack on our human rights.
Yet, when the Apostle Paul spoke about slavery, he chose to help believers work within a contemporary social structure without calling for that structure to be dismantled.
This Sunday, John Wilson will speak to us from Ephesians chapter 6 verses 5 to 9, where God tells slaves and masters how to live in a way that pleases God.
Come along at 9am or 5pm and find out what this ancient word means in our modern culture, as we hear God’s word speak today.
One of the biggest leaps a church can make is to employ a second, full-time, word minister.
It’s a big leap in the amount of word ministry, but it’s also a big leap in the financial commitment.
If you didn’t get a chance to hear me read out the letter from last week on this topic, please get a copy or read it here online.
Our Parish Council is meeting this Wednesday for an extraordinary meeting to decide whether or not to go ahead with employing a new minister for next year, so I ask that you would do two things.
Firstly, please pray that they will have great wisdom from God as they make this decision.
Secondly, if you are able to commit to increasing your giving to help us work together to meet this goal, please be sure to let one of our Wardens know before Wednesday night, as this will help a great deal as they make this vital decision for the future of our church.