Church Life - Articles
Article Title: Vision
Subject category: Devotion
Description: The Church's vision.
Worship is the offering of ourselves to God to be followers of Jesus in the world.
Part of our worship includes meeting together to sing praise to our God, consider the teaching of the Bible and encounter the Holy Spirit.
The church has four purposes:
- We seek to create an environment where people feel they belong.
- We seek to provide opportunity for growth in faith.
- We seek to encourage people to discover their gifts.
- We seek to be a people who are good news in word and action to our communities.
We wish people to feel welcome, that they matter and feel at ease and that they are able to participate in the life of the church.
We do this through reading the Bible and seeking to understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in all parts of our lives: home, work and leisure.
Each person has unique gifts, passions, skills, personality and experience. We aim to enable people to discover their specific role as a disciple of Jesus.
Article Title: Preaching and
teaching programme 2013
Aim: To remind Christians that they are called to be disciples.
To remind Christians that they are called to be disciples. To encourage members to commit to lifelong discipleship. To mobilise the church for ministry and mission.
Theme - The Disciple Making Church
Text - Matthew 28:16-20; The Commission
Theme - The Called Disciple
Text - Mark 3:13-18; The First Disciples
Theme - The Obedient Disciple
Text - Mark 8:31-38; Take Up Your Cross
Theme - The Sacrificial Disciple
Text - Matthew 8:18-22; Foxes Have Holes
Theme - The Adventurous Disciple
Text - Matthew 14:22-33; Walking on Water
Theme - The Fruitful Disciple
Text - John 15:1-8; One True Vine
Theme - The Sent Disciple
Text - Luke 9:1-9; The 12 Sent Out
Theme - The Active Disciple
Text - Matthew 9:35-38; Few Workers
Theme - The Servant Disciple
Text - John 13:1-17; Washing Feet
Theme - The Prayerful Disciple
Text - Matthew 6:5-14; Teach Us to Pray
Theme -The Failed Disciple
Text - Mark 14:66-72; The Denial
31 Easter Sunday
Theme - The Baptised Disciple
Text - Luke 3:21-37; Baptism of Jesus.
Article Title: Prayer and Reflection
Subject category: Reference and Information
Description: Resources for Prayer and Reflection.
Many people find the practice of spending regular time in prayer and reflection helpful. This will include a time of reading a section of the bible, reflecting upon it and prayer. There are number of websites which can help with this. Here are few: