A Heart Set on Pilgrimage
Relationship is key for life. John Singleton’s journey with LifeLine Church reveals the secrets and sacrifices required to truly love one another with the love of Jesus.
With over forty years of experience in leading churches in the UK and beyond, John is well able to illustrate the learning he has picked up along the way with real-life stories: some amusing, some ridiculous, all heartfelt.
With lessons on thankfulness, integrity, serving, soft-heartedness, hospitality, relationship and much more, this is essential reading for church planters, leaders, and anyone keen to take their relationship with God beyond the Sunday meeting.
Whether you’re starting a new church or looking to nurture ideas in your current one, following Jesus Christ is not about a one-off event – it is about journeying together with God. This book follows the journey of a church and its leader as they strive to fulfil their purpose on Earth: to love God, love each other and demonstrate what Jesus is like to the world around them.
If you were to cut us through the middle, you would find the world ‘relationship’ written clearly. God has called us first to ‘be’ before we ‘do’. Yet we are very practically focused, people centred, and purpose minded.
We believe in being living demonstrations of God’s goodness, a community that brings hope to the world, restoring relationships with God and building with one another.
The pursuit of this has led us to provide services, projects and people to initiatives locally nationally and internationally.
The four charities shown here have all have been birthed from this core vision.
Hope is a word we often throw around unsparingly. We hold great hope for a holiday abroad, or that our favourite football team will win the championship. It’s no surprise that the power of hope has been diluted to simply mean the belief that something we want can be had. We believe that hope means so much more than this.
So, what does hope mean? In this first artbook of a series called Selah, you will see the the idea of hope being a living thing, full of promise, explored through artist’s eyes in the pieces Emergent and Lifecycle. Along with this idea, The Journey, The Harvest, and The Blessing illustrate hope as making the impossible possible.
Our artists have discovered hope as something unseen; none more so than in I See Hope and the untitled piece towards the end of the book.
In River, hope flows from God, through us, to others. The poem You Don’t Leave Me Alone retells the story of hope, which is found in the One who never gives up on us. Almost in direct opposition to the dictionary definition, Hopeful Surrender explains hope as something we do in surrender. Not in pursuit of our wants and desires, but placing them in His hands instead.
As you enjoy these pieces of art, we invite you to take time to pause and reflect on what hope means to you. How has your life been changed by the Giver of Hope? If this hope is something you do not yet know, we believe that as you look through these pages you can meet the One who has given us hope, who will never give up on you, and who invites you to know Him more.