The joy of temporary community

In the world of ‘Christian camping’ there’s an expression that keeps on popping up: ‘temporary community.’ It’s a great way to describe what happens when a group goes away to effectively ‘live’ together at the one place at the one time. Our theology drives us to see our gatherings around the word of God by … Read more…

Announcing our Church Weekendaway – March 2014!

Guess what? Our whole church is going away on holidays together! On the weekend of 21st to 23rd March next year we’re heading away together to the beautiful ‘Waterslea’ site in Nowra for a great Bible teaching, prayer, and lots of opportunities to informally spend time together across the ages of our church. Our guest … Read more…

An anxious wait for Syria

Over the past few weeks we have seen pictures on our screens that have led us to shock and sadness. The evidence that President Assad has fired chemical weapons on his own people shows the deep chaos that has crippled Syria as the country suffers from the effects of long-term civil war. Now it seems … Read more…

How will you vote on 7th September?

It’s only a short time until the adults of our nation choose our future Federal Government leaders for the next three years. We can be thankful to God for the peace and good order of our nation and the opportunity we have to be regularly involved in this democratic process. We should continue to pray … Read more…

Church streaming live on the Internet

The best way to participate in church is to come together in the same place at the same time to gather around Jesus, present in his word by his Spirit, as we pray to our heavenly Father and serve one another in love. Yet for those of us who are unwell, housebound or absent, there … Read more…

Pray for Egypt

We have all been shocked to hear of the violence in Egypt over this past week in particular, and we should continue to pray for peace in this troubled land. Christians have been affected greatly by this violence. The Bible Society of Egypt reports that Muslim Fundamentalists have completely burned and destroyed two of their … Read more…

Lunchtime starts with a JOLT

After much anticipation, today is the day we start the new lunchtime group at Oak Flats High School. The group is called ‘JOLT’, which stands for ‘Jesus Over Lunch Time’. It meets in room A1 during second lunch, and is for anyone who wants to know more about Jesus, whether they already follow him or … Read more…

Oak Flats High School Scripture is LIFT OFF!

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 … Read more…