Following on from Sunday’s message I just wanted to remind everyone of the challenge for the next 6 weeks. Choose 10 people that you will pray for over the next 2 weeks. It could be as simple as a minute prayer for each person taking you a total of 10mins to complete. Then once the 2 weeks is up, ask God to show you 5 people from the list of 10 and do something for them, serve them in some way. A random act of kindness whatever it might be. Do this for two weeks. Then once the two weeks is up, pray about which two of the 5 that you’ve been serving, you’ll invite to church.
This is a practical way to stand in the Gap for someone close to you. If you missed Sundays message click here to listen to what was shared.
Also I want to thank all the men that came out Saturday morning to our Elim Men’s Breakfast. We had a good turn out with around 45 men from across our two services. There was a great sense of fellowship and joy in the place and a timely word from Ps Dave Wallace of East City Church. Well to everyone involved, looking forward to the next one.
Let’s keep standing in the Gap for each other. Life is so much better lived together. Reach out to one another and serve one another. Even intervene if necessary!
Combined Good Friday service, Elim Church, 10am.
For the first time we have a Combined service with Burnside Elim Community Church. We’ll be hearing from 7 speakers about the seven sayings of Christ on the Cross. This is a significant date in the Christian calendar. Don’t miss this service, bring friends as we remember the sacrifice that Christ made for world.
Resurrection Sunday, Elim Church, (10am only) .
This is going to be a great service with creative items throughout. Ps Phil Godsiff is preaching on the topic “You + God + Grace”. You won’t want to miss it. And plan to stick around after the service and join us for hot cross buns.
Have a great week, see you Friday!
I’m absolutely blessed by the encouragement I’ve been receiving regarding our current sermon series. Thank you for the positive feedback so great to hear how people are seeing it. I’m certainly excited by this series.
I really felt like God dropped another revelatory truth as I was sharing about the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. In Mark 5: 25 – 34 it tells us of how there were many that pressed in and touched Jesus as he was travelling through a town street but only one that drew the power out of Him. It was her faith that did this.
It’s such a simple truth but often overlooked in our lives. It’s in our expectations or the releasing of faith that we see God at work. I liken it to our Sunday meetings, when we come expectant that’s when we get a greater sense of his presence in our lives. The bible says it this way “draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
Part of our vision to Connect with God and people in a deeper way requires a whole lot of faith and expectation on our part. This places us in a searching mode, a “seeking out” if you like. Lets’ determine in our hearts to come together this week and seek Him first. Seek and you shall find.
Just a reminder that this Saturday morning we are hosting our first Mens’ Breakfast for the year. Joining us is Guest Speaker, Ps Dave Wallace from City East Church.
Also next week are our Good Friday and Easter Sunday 10am services, so make sure you come along!
Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday at our 10am and 5pm services.
Blessings, Nu and Taua
As I shared on Sunday I had the privilege of spending a couple of days listening to Ps Joel Cave from Glow church, one of the fastest growing churches in Australia. He shared a lot of leadership principles that has helped his church become what it is today. One of the biggest keys to the success of their church was that he was intentional about everything he did.
He was very focused on what he wanted to achieve in everything he did. Whether it was meeting with people, attending meetings or in the way his church used certain types of language. For example No one was a “volunteer”, they were a part of the “team”. I love that idea.
It ties in with the point I made in my message yesterday. “Action leads to Traction”. As we move forward, we move forward together.
Can I encourage you to keep praying for us. Keep believing for more of God in everything we do.
Just a reminder, tomorrow night we are hosting our first 'All In' leaders and volunteers meeting, 7:30pm here at church. Come along to hear our plans for the future and enjoy some dessert.
Yesterday was such a great day – I am still buzzing!
To see so many people fill the auditorium, to see old and new faces combined together was so great. I would like to thank everyone from our amazing technical crew, muso’s, serving teams, and car parking volunteers for making the day great. I just loved everything about the service and I felt so honoured and proud to be a part of this amazing church.
I want to encourage us all; God is in control. I know without a shadow of a doubt that God is building His church and that the gates of Hell will not overcome it. Let’s keep building on what God is doing in us and through us. Keep pressing into Him daily. Remember Proverbs 3:5-6 says to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.” So this week, whatever your circumstance or situation, lean into God. Let Him know about the things you are dealing with. He has an answer – in God there is always a way!
Cheering you on
Nu and Taua
All in Leaders and volunteers meeting
Tuesday March the 8th at 7.30pm we have an “All-In” leaders and volunteers meeting. If you’re involved in the life of the church in some capacity you should come. We have some exciting and important things to share and discuss.
March Sermon Series: “Gap Filler”
This month we are looking at Vision. Just like the gap fillers that popped up around Christchurch after the earthquake I want to talk about seeing beyond our circumstances into the realm of possibilities and dreams. We serve a creative God and He has put creativity in us. When we begin to see with the eyes of faith, we begin to realize that nothing is impossible.
This year we are doing something new for Good Friday. We are planning a combined service with Burnside Elim Community Church. This is the first time we’ve combined for a service and it will be a great time of unity and blessing as we remember all that Christ did for us on the Cross. Friday 25th of March, 10am, 285 Cashel Street.
Then on Sunday 27th of March at 10am only, we are planning a great service to remember that we serve a Risen King. After the meeting we’ll be enjoying some yummy hot cross buns. It’s going to be a great service to invite your friends and family to, so make sure you book it in your calendar.