My visit to the 7 churches in Asia Minor and my visit to Istanbul continues to make me think and to grapple with the decline of Christianity in the Middle East. The question I keep asking is why?
One of the most exciting development at Springfield is the developing of what we call River Ministries. These are ministries that we start in the community for the community.
Last year I came across a project that was being launched by the Church of England to give funding to churches that might be able to show how the Church could grow on estates.
We had a great time at New Wine the week before last. There is lots to share about the Holiday Club last week, and we hope to have videos and pictures up later this week, but firstly a final note about New Wine.
Well we’re back! Did you miss us??!! Seriously though, we had a really productive time away, looking at some of the areas that we believe that God is calling to grow as a church.
Well after all the excitement of Sue and Donna’s ordination at the weekend it is back to work with lots to do. I and the staff team are away for three days working on the next stage of Springfield.
Well today is Pentecost. The day that the Church celebrates its founding. The day that Acts 2 records the Spirit moving among the disciples after the momentous events of Easter and bringing to birth the Church.
Last Saturday 40-50 leaders at Springfield Church gathered to look at some the areas that we believe are vital for the health and growth of the church going forward.
Happy new year to everyone. It’s always good to review a past year and look forward to a new one. 2011 was generally a “good year” for me and mine. The economy may have been tanking, the world was in turmoil but there have been some really positive things last year.