“It’s not the Church of God that has a mission in the world but the God of mission that has a church in the world.” This is a quote attributed to Rowan Williams, a former Archbishop of Canterbury. If you dig into this thought a little, you will find that it has a perspective-changing power. Looking at mission through this lens, we see that mission does not belong to the church, it belongs to God. He is a mission-minded God, and so mission is not something that we can jettison from our strategic plan list when something cooler comes along. If we are actually following God, we must follow him into mission because that’s where he is! We also see through the lens of this quote that we are in the world for the purpose of mission. Oh, how quickly this priority slips in the life of churches as well as of individual Christ-followers! A million other (usually more comfortable) priorities rise to the top and conspire to bump mission from the prime place. But it is for the purpose of showing our community the character and love of Jesus that we shine (Glow). It is for the purpose of equipping ourselves for mission that we become like Jesus (Grow). It is for the purpose of telling people about Jesus that day-by-day we meet people where they are at (Go). This Sunday we begin Prayer and Self-Denial – a period where we focus on overseas mission. Let this be a reminder again of the reason we exist – to Glow, Grow and Go.
This Sunday 9 June…
Where God Leads ... This week, we begin our journey through Prayer and Self-Denial. Come along to learn and be inspired!
Kids Programs This Sunday
Spark is our program for preschool kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze is for kids in years 0-5, led by Olwyn Dickson.
Ignite is for young people in years 6 and above, led by Matt and Elisha.
The Non-Pub Pub-Quiz
On the evening of Saturday 29 June at 6:30pm, we will be having our 'Non-Pub Pub Quiz'! Bring $5 and get a team of 3-8 together (or we will put you in a team on the night). Pizza and ice-cream will be provided ... and remember, this is a GLOW event - so bring some friends! Register with Murray.
mainly music for young children is every Tuesday at 10am in the church lounge. Newcomers are welcome.
Ignite Youth Social Night
Our next social night is going to be a good, old-fashioned movie night! We will be at the church on Friday 14 June from 6:30-8:30pm. Please eat before you come and bring $5 for a yummy dessert. Get ready for some popcorn and a good laugh!
Saturday 8 June from 8am. Our Speaker will be Heman Muthyala, speaking on being a Christian man in the work place. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by up & coming chef supremo Paul Ungemuth. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.
From Tuesday 4 June - Sunday 16 June, we will be inviting the community to donate food to the Glen Innes Food Bank. If you would like to be involved, please bring your non-perishable food items to the church or church office.
Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Each week we share in supper, do a bible study and pray for each other. Will begin on Wednesday 13 February. Contact the office for more information.
Wednesday Morning Home Group
Home Group at the home of Joy Galt on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am. After morning tea we do a bible study and pray together. Contact the office for more information.
Sunday Afternoon Home Group
Home Group run by David and Heather Reid every second Sunday after the service at the Reid's home. We have a shared lunch which is then followed by a time of prayer and doing a bible study. Contact the office for more information.
Young Adults Home Group
Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Please email the church to be added to the Facebook page, and check Facebook for updates of what we have going on. We'd love for you to join us!