In early 2011 we will be looking at some key things in our life together. The first is that we are a growing church. Living things grow and it is important to nuture a healthy environment to encourage growth, but it also includes a willingness to embrace change. Here are four things that will help us to grow but that also give you a flavour of what God is setting on our hearts:
Glorifying: our lives are focused on Jesus. We seek to live in a way that glorifies him and we meet to worship him. Gathering to worship on a weekly basis both builds us up and encourages others.
Growing: Jesus is in the transformation business. One of the key ways that happens is in some kind of small group. Life Groups increasingly provide the key structure for both grow and care. We are encouraging everyone to belong to some kind of small group to help them florish in their faith.
Going: we are a sent people. Mission is right at the heart of who we are. As people who are experiencing the grace of God, so we are to go and share God’s grace with others.
Giving: we all have things that we can give in serving God. These include time, talents and resourses. You have a part to play in the expansion of God kingdom.
You can listen to the recordings from these talks below.