Up, In, Out: In: The Church - Nigel Savage (am Podcast)

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January 21st 2018. UP IN OUT: In. Ephesians 2:11-4:16. Ephesians is a book for and about the Church and in it Paul encourages believers, because of the richness of their inheritance in Christ to have rich relationships with one another. The ‘Up’ strengthens the ‘In’. The Church is not always regarded as essential by contemporary Christians, particular in the ‘individualistic’ culture of the western world. Yet commitment to the Church is intrinsic to commitment to Christ by the nature of His own commitment to the Church. And the nature of the In element of Church is about the expression and practice of distinct community. Download Discussion notes

Spiritual Disciplines: Simplify - Nigel Savage

January 21st 2018. Disciplines. Spiritual Disciplines: Simplify. Matthew 6: 19-34. Luke 10:41. Life is complex and seems to be increasingly so. We experience information overload, and technology designed to serve us distracts or drives us. Morally life seems more complex too, relativism and post-modern scepticism about absolutes undermine consensus about right and wrong. Materialism and the multitude of possessions deemed necessary for modern life crowd our lives. Download Discussion notes

Spiritual Disciplines: Simplify - Nigel Savage (7 pm Podcast)

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January 21st 2018. Disciplines. Spiritual Disciplines: Simplify. Matthew 6: 19-34. Luke 10:41. Life is complex and seems to be increasingly so. We experience information overload, and technology designed to serve us distracts or drives us. Morally life seems more complex too, relativism and post-modern scepticism about absolutes undermine consensus about right and wrong. Materialism and the multitude of possessions deemed necessary for modern life crowd our lives. Download Discussion notes

Up, In, Out: In: The Church - David Mitchell

January 21st 2018. UP IN OUT: In. Ephesians 2:11-4:16. Ephesians is a book for and about the Church and in it Paul encourages believers, because of the richness of their inheritance in Christ to have rich relationships with one another. The ‘Up’ strengthens the ‘In’. The Church is not always regarded as essential by contemporary Christians, particular in the ‘individualistic’ culture of the western world. Yet commitment to the Church is intrinsic to commitment to Christ by the nature of His own commitment to the Church. And the nature of the In element of Church is about the expression and practice of distinct community. Download Discussion notes

Up, In, Out: In: The Church - David Mitchell (am Podcast)

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January 21st 2018. UP IN OUT: In. Ephesians 2:11-4:16. Ephesians is a book for and about the Church and in it Paul encourages believers, because of the richness of their inheritance in Christ to have rich relationships with one another. The ‘Up’ strengthens the ‘In’. The Church is not always regarded as essential by contemporary Christians, particular in the ‘individualistic’ culture of the western world. Yet commitment to the Church is intrinsic to commitment to Christ by the nature of His own commitment to the Church. And the nature of the In element of Church is about the expression and practice of distinct community. Download Discussion notes

Ben Cooley, Sun 11th Feb (all day guest speaker)

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Ben Cooley is the co-founder and CEO of Hope for Justice, an international anti-trafficking organisation working to bring an end to modern slavery by rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Its effective and proven model is replicable, scalable, and widely admired. Hope for Justice is actively working across three continents to change lives and end slavery.

Ben will be with us at the 9.15am, 11am & 7pm services.

Pray for Woodlands Church

Every day during PrayerWeek we’re asking you to pray for one of our congregations. Watch the short video and then pray, its as simple as that! If you have any feedback, prophetic words or general encouragement's do send them in via our website.

Woodlands Church

1.  Pray that our appetite for prayer and communing with our Father would deepen. That God would put a growing hunger for prayer in us this week that continues.

2.  Pray that many people would come along to our Alpha course which starts on January 24th, especially guests who came along to our different Christmas services. For people to meet Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

3.  Pray for a special increase in the presence of God this week at our services, gathered prayer times and activities as we serve the city. That his Holy Spirit would be at work in everything we do and we would look to him and follow.

Pray for Woodlands Metro

Every day during PrayerWeek we’re asking you to pray for one of our congregations. Watch the short video and then pray, its as simple as that! If you have any feedback, prophetic words or general encouragement's do send them in via our website.

Woodlands Metro.

1. Development of our mid-week groups and community life. We want to strengthen our existing Hubs and start up new ones. 

2. Alpha and people coming to faith. Pray that we're able to have a good number of people engaging with Alpha this term, as well as leaders to run the group.

3. Development and delivery of the Metro mentoring system. Pray that God helps us with our initiative to disciple members and develop leaders.

Pray for Highgrove Church

Every day during PrayerWeek we’re asking you to pray for one of our congregations. Watch the short video and then pray, its as simple as that! If you have any feedback, prophetic words or general encouragement's do send them in via our website.
 

Highgrove Church.

1.  Pray for a fruitful and life transforming witness of  Highgrove  in Seamills, esp in local schools, community cafe on the square and among friends and neighbours.

2.  Pray for our youth ministry which is growing, ask God to provide some great leaders who are passionate about serving in this crucial area of ministry in our church and community.

3.  Deepening discipleship for those who are new and not so new to faith, that each person would find their place in the church community.

Pray for Community Church

Every day during PrayerWeek we’re asking you to pray for one of our congregations. Watch the short video and then pray, its as simple as that! If you have any feedback, prophetic words or general encouragement's do send them in via our website.

Community Church.

1. That as a congregation and as individuals we would make time to and learn how to 'keep in step with the Holy Spirit'.

2. Pray that in all our activities, food bank, chaplaincy at Southmead Hospital, childrens/youth groups, life recovery group etc we would respond to the Holy Spirit's leading as we encourage, prophesy over and minister to those we serve.

3. We long for people to come to know Jesus, please pray that those we mingle with in our families, neighbourhood, workplaces and church would meet Jesus personally and have their eyes opened to his love and grace.

Pray for Branch Church, Brentry

Every day during PrayerWeek we’re asking you to pray for one of our congregations. Watch the short video and then pray, its as simple as that! If you have any feedback, prophetic words or general encouragement's do send them in via our website.

Branch Church

1.  Pray for Matt Smith and Miriam as they move to Branch and serve that church and community.

2.  Pray for seeds that have been planted in the past in Brentry to grow and bear fruit this year.

3.  Pray for the families and young people that Branch interact with through the children's centre and wider community. Pray for lots of opportunities for Branch for share Jesus love with them.