Three nights ago, I led our first Student Soul service at Oaken Cafe on the theme of “the open life.” I didn’t call it that, because as is often the case, I didn’t realise that was the theme until afterwards. I also didn’t make clear the main point that I had hoped to present. So […]
We are kicking things back off. Aaaand… really looking forward to being in a brand new venue, our local favorite Oaken. We’d love to see you there! Bring a friend, and check out our Facebook event page.
What do you see when you imagine all that the church could be? I was told, "Write down your vision! Tell people what you see!" So one day in November last year, I sat down and had a go.
Hey there. This is a post thinking out-loud about the future, where we’re headed and how God is calling us to BE as we move forward into it. A good way to begin that forward-leaning process is by starting with where we are now. OUR MOMENT For God’s people around the world, this is the […]
I’ve been thinking about the limits of personal strength. Sometimes it’s crisis that accelerates growth and transformation. One truth about me and I suspect its similar for you, is that I learned from a very early age to trust my own capability, my ideas, my relationships, my stubbornness, my ability to learn… to get me […]
I just finished a phone call with a friend, and I realised as it ended I was dissatisfied with it. Why? We didn’t get to the darkness. Last night, I played some music and sang, and the songs that I sang were songs birthed from places of darkness. And this coming week, Good Friday takes […]
This post is by student souler Richard Brown. Those who know me well, will know that I’ve struggled with my relationship with the church broadly but I’ve stayed because God has pushed me to keep using my musical gifts. I’ve flittered round from church to church where I have been “called” not really stopping to […]
hey, we’re getting underway with student soul this sunday night, and it’s a beginning of a 7-week series through the first new testament letter to the corinthian church. this week’s title is “inside-out freedom,” and as we check out a bunch of passages from this NT epistle, the theme of freedom will be hovering close. […]
Hello 🙂 So I was chatting to one of our ace students, Maria, and she was like “Can you explain ‘called, equipped, sent’ for me” Which I tried to do, and we both thought doing so here as a blog post would be good also. “Called, equipped, sent” sums up very briefly something of the […]