STRIVE – resourcing our mission

July 8th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on STRIVE – resourcing our mission)

It is one of life’s lessons that achievement doesn’t come automatically, or without cost. Whatever your endeavour, whether academic, sporting, creative, or whatever it may be, working and striving is part of the deal. In writing to his colleague, Timothy, one time, the apostle Paul talks about this. He says “That is why we labour …
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Pathway to Life – Vision 2015/16 launched

June 30th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on Pathway to Life – Vision 2015/16 launched)

Last weekend we had a wonderful dinner plus Sunday worship gatherings to launch our vision for the year to come. It is a plan to build upon what we are already doing across our community. Our particular initiatives included the Friendship Factor – a plan to help develop our friendships capacity, as making friends is …
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Being the church in the 21st Century

April 28th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on Being the church in the 21st Century)

As I was growing up I always thought of the church as a place people went to. Today I have come to see it more as a community people belong to. The irony of the 21st century is that we may have lots of digital connections but very few personal connections. The power of the …
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