Mission Shaped Church
The Word of God is our foundation
On 18th March we were joined again by our good friend Chris Justice from Hope Church in Beaconsfield who drew together some of the threads of our discussions over the last few weeks. In particular he reminded us that the truth of the Word of God needs to be the foundation for everything we do.
What is church?
On 4th March Andrew spoke again on “what is church?” and drew our attention to the early church as described in Acts chapter 2.
The characteristics of church
On 25th February Andrew returned to the mission shaped introduction studies which we have been following since January. This week we discussed the important characteristics of church and concluded there are four important elements: we gather together in the presence of God; we are a fellowship with deep love for each other; we seek discipleship – learning and growing…
Pray and don’t give up
On 18th February Chris Justice from Hope Church in Beaconsfield spoke from Luke chapter 18 about the importance of praying and not giving up. As we consider the role of church in mission, this is an important reminder that everything should be underpinned by persistent prayer.
Trust God in the small things
On 11th February we were delighted to welcome back Mandy and Noel Taylor, former members of our church, and workers with WEC International, a Christian missionary organisation. At the start of last year they moved away from south Buckinghamshire to Coventry where they are now based. They came back to talk from Zechariah chapter 4 about trusting God in the small things – a…
What is mission?
On 4th February Andrew used 1 Thessalonians chapter 2 to lead a discussion on “what is mission?”
How can the church change?
Andrew spoke from Joshua chapter 3, and we discussed how the church might have to change to remain relevant to the culture around us, without compromising on our core beliefs.
God’s work amongst the Hanga people
On 21st January, Geoffrey and Rosemary Hunt led a special service looking at the work amongst the Hanga people of northern Ghana. Even though this may seem a thousand miles from Seer Green, the basic principles also apply to us. Geoffrey and Rosemary had to learn a new language in order to bring the Good News to the Hanga people. In this recording Rosemary speaks first to…
Church and culture
Continuing our series on our role in mission, we moved onto discuss Church and culture.
“…all things to all people so by all possible means I might save some”
Following on from our Advent series when we considered all the characteristics of Jesus expressed in Colossians 1 v15-27, we moved on to start a new course at the beginning of January 2018. But we started where we left off with Colossians 1 v28: “He is the one we proclaim…”, and moving onto…