My sense is that this is a year in which God wants us to grow. Last Sunday in our worship service I suggested that we all ask ourselves a question: 'Would we like this year, maybe more than any other year, to be a year in which we get serious about growing in our relationship with Christ and our capacity to serve his kingdom? Do you want to take up the invitation? Here are some possible avenues to explore:
Do you want to grow in confidence in defending your faith?
Do you want to more fully discover and use the gifts God has given you?
Do you want to work through an issue or a doubt that has always bugged you?
Do you want to gain victory over a sin?
Do you want to memorise scripture?
Do you want to get baptised?
Do you want to grow in the art of hospitality?
Do you want to develop your prayer life?
Do you want to grow more confident in sharing the good news of Jesus to others?
Do you want to grow in generosity?
Do you want to grow in your knowledge and love for the Bible?
Do you want to become a church member?
Do you want to learn the books of the Bible?
Do you want to grow in your accountability to others?
Do you want to appreciate and engage with some of the ancient spiritual disciplines of our faith?
Do you want to develop a skill or ability that you think God might be able to use?
Do you want to intentionally grow in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, or self-control?
Do you want to take a paper at Carey Bapist College?
The options are endless! Let's get excited about the fact that the horizons God has for us are always expanding. So ... how do you want to GROW?
This Sunday 9 February…
SHAPED to Serve... Do you know that God has uniquely shaped you for service? We begin a journey looking at the components that make up this 'shape', this week looking at spiritual gifts.
mainly music for young children will begin for 2020 on Tuesday 11 February at 10am in the church. Newcomers are welcome.
Our Church Picnic will be happening next Sunday 9 February after the service at Little Rangitoto Park. Bring some food, your hat and sunnies for a time of fellowship and fun together.
Kids Programs This Sunday
Spark is our program for older preschool to year 2 kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze is for kids in years 3-5, led by Olwyn Dickson.
Ignite is for young people in years 6 and above, led by Grace.
Ignite Social Night: Gold Class @ RBC
Come along on Friday 14 February, as we are treated to a night at the movies (at church). We'd love to see you there!
Ignite Youth Group Term 1 Planner
Ignite is back for the year! If you have not been already, and would like to be notified about what is going on with Ignite, please contact the church office. You will then be emailed the specific details (times, locations, cost etc) on the Monday the week of the event.
Easter Camp and eCamp are also coming up and there will be more info about this coming soon.
Chinese New Year
You will notice in the church that Remuera Baptist Chinese Church have put up their decorations for Chinese New Year over the next two Sundays. This is an important time of outreach for RCBC so please pray for them over this time.
Men’s Breakfast Saturday 7 March. Our speaker will be Stan Yee. Stan will talk about Henry Jackson-Yue, the second Consul to New Zealand from Nationalist China, and the hardships of the early Chinese, and how they were helped by the Rev Alexander Don in the gold mining days of the 1880s in Roxburgh. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by chef supremo Lindsay M. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.
Our annual GROW Camp will be held on Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 March. Please reserve these dates for this special time together.
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.
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!
Important Dates coming soon…