Monthly Archives: March 2016


20
Mar 2016

Last Saturday I attended Ignite – a Children’s Ministry Conference held each year in Brisbane. It was uplifting and encouraging to sit in an auditorium with hundreds of other people, all of whom share my passion to bring the Gospel to children. However, it was sobering to hear from one speaker – an academic who taps into global research on all things Christian. Sobering because we heard the top three reasons why children who progress through Sunday School (Children’s Church here at TGS) and Youth Group only to fall away from their......

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13
Mar 2016

I recently read an article in the Southern Cross (Feb 2016) about what people think and believe about religion in society. I found this article encouraging because as I look at the media I feel that I am in the minority, but look at this:        “Out of every hundred people, about how many do you think do not affiliate themselves with any religion—that is, atheists, agnostics and those who say they do not identify with any religion? It is one of the questions asked by the IPSOS survey across 33......

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06
Mar 2016

PAM (the meeting not the person), the Parish Annual Meeting, was last Sunday. I know that Annual Meetings are not the most exciting thing in the world, but I do thank God for it. Why? Because it (& the Reports booklet) forces us to stop and consider what has been happening over the last year.   It is too easy for us (like any church) to just roll on with what we’ve been doing. So it is good to pause and give thanks to God for how he has worked in, amongst......

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