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The Names of Jesus

The names of Jesus. Jesus has many names revealed in scripture.  Take time to reflect on these few and give thanks that He alone is Saviour. Cornerstone: (Ephesians 2:20) – Jesus is the cornerstone of the building which is His church. He binds together Jew and Gentile, male and female, all ages and cultures into…

Preaching Workshop

Learning to Preach

Learning to Preach Seminar We invite you to an introductory seminar on learning to preach.  The seminar will be facilitated by Tony Plews of LeaDev-Langham Leadership Development.  The seminar will suit those who show promise in preaching through to the experienced who would like to hone their skills. Introducing Tony Plews Prior to joining LeaDev-Langham in 1996, Tony…

Who’s that knocking at my door?

We see in Revelation 3:20 the Lord ‘knocking at the door”.  A request asking us to allow Him in and His invitation to dine with Him. What comes before regarding the church at Laodicea is intriguing. We see the terms hot, cold and lukewarm presented to a church that has clearly lost its way. The message…

Easter – what is it all about

What is Easter all about? Each week at our church, we look back at the sacrifice of Christ through communion. The taking of the emblems, bread and wine, symbolizes the body of Christ and the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of the believer’s sin. Each emblem contributes to a stark reminder of the…

Quiz Nite – April 8th

  We are heading off on a trip to India and visiting a few of our friends like Freeset in Kolkata (www.freesetglobal.com). We are having a quiz night to help us get there and back in one piece. We would love you to 1) register a team (6 – 10 people) or 2) come and…

Not quite as good as you think

Over the years I have often heard – in response to a discussion regarding a Christ centered faith – I’m a good person. Truth be told prior to my or anyone else’s conversion for that matter, we might have trotted that out once or twice ourselves. What we probably came to realize is our goodness…

Beach Blessings

Last weekend I was sitting on the beach at Petone reflecting on God’s calling and the responsibility of being a Gospel bearer to a society which gives every indication it doesn’t require a Saviour. If one pauses and reflects too long in these thoughts the task at hand seems very daunting and has a high…

Forest Lakes

Church Camp 11 – 13 March

Church Camp 11 – 13 March As we continue to grow our church will move from relationships to mission. This will never mean that we won’t have meaningful relationships within our church, we certainly will at all levels. Our relationships should always be motivated by our love for Christ, keeping His commands as we love…