A number of folk have come "Back to Church" - what now?
Be prepared as a parish to receive and encourage those who reconnect with the Church as a result of Back to Church Sunday. Follow the links below for some helpful resources:
A Biblical Model for Spiritual Parenting (pdf 55Kb)
Partial Truth: To most Christians the term “Discipleship” simply equates to “Presenting Biblical Truth”.
More accurately: We believe the concept of “Spiritual Parenting” more accurately reflects the Biblical meaning. more...
Small Groups that Grow a Church (pdf 38Kb)
2 Corinthians 5:17–21; Romans 15:7
How open are our groups to newcomers and non-members?
Most of us recognize small groups as vehicles of care and support. But do small groups contribute to a church’s outreach and numerical growth? Not necessarily. In fact, small groups often can inhibit growth in two ways... more...
The Order of the Mustard Seed (pdf 132Kb)
The ABC of Rules of Life.
OK, OK, I ADMIT IT... A few years ago, I'd have viewed an article like this with an odious mix of dumb suspicion and glum boredom. I mean who gets excited about such terminally dreary concepts as Spiritual Formation, Religious Rules and sustainable Rhythms of Life? Normal people don't bother with this stuff. Leave it to monks, Henri Nouwen groupies and the lady who smells of disinfectant in the local SPCK bookstore. more...
The Values of mayBe Community (pdf 161Kb)
The God-man Jesus of Nazareth was described by the Gospel-writer John as being full of grace and truth. We are seeking to be a community of Christ - and so we know that we need to carry his mark (if we can bear it): grace. more...
Walk Across the Room – Bill Hybels
Evangelism Outside the Box – Rick Richardson
Faith At Work – Don Mathieson (Ed)
Where’s God on Monday – Alistair MacKenzie and Wayne Kirkland
Outflow – a 5-week personal and small group study series. It starts with a deep relationship with God, then flows out to touch your family and friends, your neighbours, your world. Order through http://www.loveyourneighbour.org.nz
Omega Discipleship series - (see http://www.omega-discipleship.com/online/item1.shtml)
Alpha Course - (see http://www.alpha.org.nz/ )
Great Journeys series: Journeys, Friends for Life, Life Stories, The Big Ask - (see http://www.greatjourneys.org/)
Foundations – Tom Holladay & Kay Warren - 24 session series on the foundations of living for a Purpose –Driven Life