Today is my final day working for Life Church. I am seriously blessed to have been part of such a great church for these past seven and half years! If I was to try and sum up these last years in just a few words this is what I would go for: Vision – from the very start, we’ve been holding onto the grand vision … Continue reading My Final Day
Dear Church Family, The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentatins 3:22-23 For those of you who were with us on Sunday morning, you will know that it was our farewell Sunday at Life Church. As a result, I wanted to write one final letter to you, as our friends and our … Continue reading A farewell letter to Life Church
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God” – 2 Cor 1:3-4 Here in these verses the key word is “so”! We are comforted so we can … Continue reading The Outflow of the Gospel
Today I stumbled across a document I wrote for Life Church back at the last General Election (May 2015). Reading through it, apart from the references to local contexts, I think little has changed in how I would want to encourage people to engage in the forthcoming (2017) election. Why not take a read 1504_The__General_Election_and_You Continue reading The General Election: How should I engage?
As many of you know the family and I will shortly be moving to Kingsgate Community Church (Great Yarmouth). However in order for this to be possible we’ve been praying and talking lots about what’s the right shape for the leadership team here at Life Church. On Wednesday evening we shared some really exciting news with the church family that we are exploring my dear … Continue reading Important Update: Leadership Transition at Life Church
On Sunday we shared with Life Church that we are definitely moving to join Kingsgate Community Church Great Yarmouth. Here is a copy of the letter which we sent to members of Life Church which gives a little more detail. Dear Church Family,This morning we shared the exciting news that Kingsgate Community Church in Great Yarmouth have confirmed that they want us as a family … Continue reading Yes we’re moving to Great Yarmouth!
This last weekend we had our third annual leadership conference at Life Church . We had Toby & Jean Skipper and Vlada Stojanovic as our speakers. Here are the sessions: Session 1 – Toby Skipper The Joined up life: Working through the boat illustration in our personal, private and public lives Session 2 – Vlada Stojanovic The place passion (zeal) in the life of a … Continue reading The Greenhouse 2017
The following is the start of a new series of Life News articles I’m writing over this autumn term for Life Church. At the start of this new term, I want to focus your attention on something that may seem so utterly unspiritual (whatever that means) and off-topic at first glance that you might start to question whether I’m suffering from summer sunstroke. I’d like to talk about your … Continue reading Kingdom Scheduling (p1)
I’m often asked, What do you teach about giving? and Do you believe in tithing? Here are my answers: We don’t talk much about tithing at Life Church. To be clear, tithing is a biblical idea, and even Jesus honoured the Pharisees for their commitment to tithing their mint, dill and cumin. However Jesus also said ‘Woe to you’ – in modern language, ‘Buddy, you’re in trouble!’ Why? Because they had neglected … Continue reading 1 in 300: What does Life Church teach about giving
Key priority #5: Invest in leaders Investing in the care of leaders ‘Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”’ – Mark 10:45 As we continue our series exploring our seven key objectives during 2016, I want to spend a few moments looking together at the really important subject … Continue reading Caring for our leaders