Blogs and Testimonies

Renewing my covenant with God – what does it mean to me?

As we have been talking about Jesus knocking at the door and God’s forgiveness, I have been reflecting on when forgiveness first became real to me, and I opened the door to welcome Jesus into my life.  I was in an evening church service saying the Lord’s prayer. As I was reciting the words “forgive […]

Fabulous Fruits

During the Summer of 2020 a team of volunteers and I ran a summer project called the Fabulous Fruits Club (FFC). The vision was to develop a sense of community and belonging both for the children and volunteers who came. I felt very stirred up by God over lockdown regarding children not eating good cooked […]

A Place for Presence

Genesis 3:21-24 says, “And the LORD God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.  Then the LORD God said, “Look, the human beings have become like Us, knowing both good and evil. What if they reach out, take fruit from the tree of life, and eat it? Then they will live forever!” […]

Streams in the Wasteland

As well as setting out God’s plan of salvation, the Bible gives us instruction about how we should live and helps us to know God better and his purpose for our lives. Here’s what a passage from Isaiah meant to me at a particular point in my life. Isaiah 43:18-21 (NIV) Forget the former things; […]

Stepping out in trust

It was a Sunday morning three years or so ago. I was enjoying the worship time, singing: ‘I will trust you with everything’. Suddenly I was very aware of God’s presence – ‘Are you ready?’ He asked… It stopped me in my tracks and the question hung in the air. ‘Ready for what, Lord?’… ‘Ready […]

Communicating Hope – Developing a Vision

I had no idea what to expect the first time I entered through those prison gates. I was a student and got involved in prison ministry with my Uni church. One of the many things I hadn’t expected, was that seven years later God would still be watering the seed he planted in me that […]

A Place for Men

Increasingly society is becoming aware of the problem of loneliness. The shift toward individualism and the breakdown of the nuclear/extended family structure is beginning to take its toll, and finding meaningful relationships is an unwanted pressure.  As a church, whether through activities at the Hub, through our ‘supercharged friendships’, or any other interaction we have, […]