Posts by Geoff Lawson (Page 11)

Posts by Geoff Lawson (Page 11)


Parenting @ The Anchor Church

Parenting – Often when we hear that word it makes us sigh and say “Parenting is hard work!” We know that there are many joys involved in raising kids but often we feel that the bad outweighs the good. None of us are perfect, in fact far from it but we are all striving to do our best and raise well rounded, happy children. We have at The Anchor run some Parents Inc. courses and these have been well received…
Family picnic

Family Picnic 15 November

Family Picnic 15 November Straight after church, at Endeavour Park. (Just over the road from the church). Bring your own picnic, sunscreen, rug, sports gear and anything else you need to have an enjoyable time in the outdoors connecting with each other. In the event of cold, wet, windy or damp conditions, we will picnic indoors in the gym.

Prayer that matters

Worshipping God is the great essential of fitness. If you have not been worshipping…when you get to work you will not only be useless yourself, but a tremendous hindrance to those who are associated with you. ~ Oswald Chambers Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused. ~ Spurgeon Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of…

Grow your faith

Grow your faith For the next few weeks we are studying this topic – Five things God uses to grow our faith. Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was with you? Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In other words, imagine what it…

Youth Camp 2015

Youth Camp We are heading to FOREST LAKES. Sign up for a weekend of shenanigans, fun, growing and sharing. It is a chance for us to get to know each other better and to get to know Jesus better. We will have special guests, exciting activities and more.   Arrive from 3pm Friday 2 October. (Official programme starts at 6pm with dinner) Ending 2pm Sunday 4 October. The cost per person for the weekend is $150. This covers room, meals,…

Raising funds for Women – Quiz Night

Grab a group of your girlfriends and come along to raise money for Freeset.   Friday August 7th  6:30 for a 7 pm start At church – 1 Joseph Banks Drive Whitby At the moment we are supporting six young women on the first Freedom Opportunity programme.  This is a management training programme aimed at developing young women, from poor backgrounds (who are considered to be at-risk of trafficking) who have achieved a good educational standard and have demonstrated potential for…

Youversion – get the Bible on your phone or tablet

There are many exciting tools available to you now that make it easier to build a good habit of reading the Bible and maintaining your relationship with God.  Here is one of them – YouVersion – free, share what yo are discovering with your friends and much more.

Christianity Explored – understanding the Christian Faith

We have two programmes to help you understand who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him wholeheartedly. If you are interested or know someone who would like to do the courses please email; or contact the church on 04 234 1390. Christianity Explored. What’s it about? Why are we here? Is there a God? What is life about?Christianity Explored gives you time to think about the big questions of life, and to explore the life of the person…