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Infinite worth or infinite worthlessness?

“Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer At the end of another week, I often look back on days dominated by things that may seem important at the time, but in the end hold no value in God’s view…

Winter Bible School

Winter Bible School – Book it in

Winter Bible Scho`ol Its Full – email us if you would like to join us.   Details are on www.winterbibleschool.co.nz Book the Winter Bible School into your calendar now. Three days – Friday 22nd June – Sunday 24th of June – Two days, twelve sessions, three outstanding speakers. Options for each day.  Each day – doors…

Messiness

We live in a messy world. We are surrounded by messy situations in our relationships, our families, our friendships, our parenting, our bodies, our hearts, our priorities, our businesses, our jobs, our schools, our homes, our churches, our government, our country, our world – it is not hard to feel down about the mess things are in. This is no surprise…

Movie Night

Please come and also invite your friends to join us for a movie night with Fireproof! “Fireproof”  is a movie that we all might have seen and even if you have, you might have some friends who didn’t and will be touched by the message. Good old fashioned movie night – Self serve Lollies and juice…

marriage

The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course The next course starts on Wednesday 1st August 2018 (Actually it’s full but you can register and be on our list for the next course (or on a waiting list if a space comes available) Cost $50 per couple You can Register here and put your name down for the next course. If you…

Citizenship

My family and I recently arrived in New Zealand after spending our entire lives as residents and citizens of the United States. We’ve had to adjust to new ways of doing things and new ways of thinking about the world. Often, some event will remind me of the way things were done in America and create a longing for the things…

CK is here from Myanmar this week

Learning about Myanmar We have built up a good relationship with partners in this country- You can find out more here. This week we have a visit from CK Hrang Tiam.  Join us on Thursday night to meet CK and here a little of his story. About CK CK is the principal of Myanmar Evangelical Graduate…

Shadows

Shadows

Shadows My eyes shifting around me Always followed by shadows There is no escaping their folds, Cast by your glaring brightness The closer I come, the thicker they fall Hanging off the skin of my back Dragging me down, gripping and tearing But as I look to you they disappear I had thought: the brighter…

Tender Hearted

The miracle and becoming tender hearted The disciples had been out with Jesus and had seen the miracle of feeding thousands of people with five loaves and two fish.  After everyone had eaten they gathered up twelve baskets of left overs.   Jesus then told them to get into the boat and go ahead of him…