Light up!

No, this isn’t an article encouraging you to take up smoking or arson as a hobby, but something a bit more serious – and with better consequences as well! There are so many people in this world who are living in the dark and who need to hear about Jesus, the light of the world.…

A week in the life of the Discipleship Pastor

Robyn Glindemann

Wednesday: My church week starts on Wednesday, which is my preparation day, so I try to get as much done as I can: writing my talk for KAPOW, preparing for Bible study, and writing questions for families to discuss at home when talking about God. There’s also a prayer meeting with the other staff, a…

A week in the life of a Worship Pastor

The week of a worship pastor is a varied one! There are the usual emails, rosters, meetings, phone calls, etc. But then there is youth group on Friday night, and Sunday night church when we can gather as a community and encourage and support one another. Apart from preaching every now and then, one of…

Building Christ’s body with love

Paul told the Thessalonians that we should encourage one another and build each other up because Jesus died so that we might live together with him (1 Thessalonians 5:10-11). We are all here because we want to live with Jesus, and that means living with each other. It’s only when we come together that we…

Directions

The pastoral staff spent several days this week praying and reflecting on plans and directions for ministry in the coming year. We were greatly encouraged as we considered the many faithful people who are very involved in a range of ministries playing their crucial part in achieving our goal to Worship God, Grow in Christ…

Elvis

Today we welcome Elvis (aka Gavin Chatelier) to our 5:30pm service for an Elvis gospel event. We’re grateful for Gavin fitting us in during the Elvis festival and we especially welcome any visitors amongst us – we’re sure you are in for a special treat. Whatever you think of Elvis’ music, you cannot deny he…

Reaching our Community – reprise

Some weeks ago I published a paper called ‘Reaching our Community’ to encourage us all to think about what kind of a church we should be and how can we be faithful in fulfilling our calling to share the love of Jesus with as many in our community as possible. I’ve been very glad to…

Why education?

Today, as Education Week commences, we welcome students and parents from our local schools to our 10:30am service to celebrate the great gift of education we have in this country. It’s easy to take things for granted, so we want to stop and thank God for the riches education brings to our society and showcase…

Food Drive

The recent food drive produced a lot of food donated by Katoomba residents for St Hilda’s and Anglicare to distribute to those in need. It is easy for us to see how giving food to those in need shares Jesus’ love with them, but there is a louder message to many others. The junior high…

Happy 21st Birthday KidzArtz!

I have had the great privilege of watching 14 of the last 21 years of KidzArtz – some of you have seen them all. This year we celebrate the ‘coming of age’ of this brilliant school holiday program for the children of our community. It’s been a joy to see the development of this ministry…