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Bridges, Boats and Buildings

By Blog Post, Faith, One Church, Phase 1 at The Boathouse, The Boathouse No Comments

You may know that God has often and persistently spoken to us about being like a life boat as a church. That means that we’re on a mission to rescue those who are drowning in all sorts of areas of life and primarily to offer them rescue in the person of Jesus Christ. I sensed that God was actually calling us to buy a building more like a boathouse; a marine skills centre; a place to launch all sorts of rescue craft from. Rather than looking for a building to gather everyone to, it was to be a building that we could send many out on mission from.

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One Church – Many Adventures!

By Blog Post, One Church One Comment
Exciting times!   It has been so thrilling to see the church re-engaging and many new people joining us on our shared adventure, as well as seeing life begin to happen at The Boathouse.   One Church We have an amazing opportunity to celebrate all the progress this Sunday as we all come together for our first One Church Sunday in two years! I really want to encourage members of...
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NEW SIGNINGS ANNOUNCED – NEW CONTRACTS SIGNED – LEGENDARY PLAYERS MOVE ON!

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The football transfer window closes today on Tuesday 31st August, new signings, star players signing new contracts and seeing players go on to new things. All part of the joy of transfer deadline day for any football fan! Life Church have been busy during this summer season – get the lowdown on all the comings and goings exclusively here... DONE DEALS David McNeeElderFull-time Signed for Life Church after a long...
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Staffing for the Future!

By Blog Post, Church Life, One Church No Comments
At last! From July 19th 2021 we can begin looking ahead with fresh faith and a sense of emerging into a new era in the life of the church. These last 16 months have been extraordinary. I would like to take a moment to commend to you our outstanding staff and volunteer team and interns. Together they have helped us navigate our lifeboat through some choppy waters! They have been...
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Working with Christians Against Poverty, what’s one day like?

By Blog Post, CAP Debt, Church Life One Comment
Six months in I’m trying to work out what an ordinary day as a CAP Debt Centre Manager looks like.  I’m not sure there’s such a thing as an ordinary day!  There have been good days, and challenging days, but all in all I feel really privileged to be able to do this work. A good day was when I heard that our first client had gone debt free.  He...
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Building Update

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We are (still) making progress on both the purchase of 11 Cranbury Terrace (11CT), and the sale of The Life Centre. You’ll have noticed the absence of any announcements – indicating that we aren’t quite there on the purchase of 11CT yet! On our side, we have everything in place and are ready to proceed as soon as a few remaining legal matters are concluded. Join us in praying that...
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Solicitors. Surveyors. Banks. Agents. More solicitors… More surveyors….!

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You may be thinking it’s been a little quiet on the Cranbury Terrace building front recently, and from an outward perspective you would be right. However, like a swan serenely gliding across a lake, the feet are pedaling hard out of sight. The process is not dissimilar to purchasing a house - our people talk to their people - more discussions happen, paperwork is generated, checked, queried, double checked and...
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Pray

By Blog Post, Church Life 2 Comments
Since the beginning of Lockdown in March we've held 20 Sunday services online, taken part in over 150,000 minutes of worship to God between us all, seen people follow Jesus for the first time and all had technical issues at some point! We've held almost 100 prayer meetings, made dozens of videos and shared it all as 1 family. It's been an incredible season of change, adaptability and learning for all...
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A Dance Of Hope – CAP

By Blog Post, CAP Debt, Church Life
Generally, I’m a very destination focused person: I like outcomes and measurable results. I like to know why I’m doing something and what it’s going to achieve. God, however, seems to be more interested in the process; in the path that I take, as much as where it leads. He cares about my motives, about what is in my heart. I remember once hearing a Christian speaker sharing how he...
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Prioritising Prayer

By Blog Post, Church Life
by Dave McNee Back in January this year, none of us would have come close to predicting the kind of shape that 2020 would take – and had anyone seen the little news there was of Covid-19 in China and other East-Asian nations at the time and made predictions of the country going into months of lockdown we would have dismissed them as ‘catastrophising’. It is worth remembering that there...
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Life Church Moving Out of Lockdown

By Blog Post, Church Life
by Chris Kilby In the words of protest singer Bob Dylan, ‘The Times they are a' Changing.’ We have much adventure ahead, and are excited at the new things God is doing in us personally and as a church. God has been leading us since the end of last year into a renewed passion to pray, to love one another, and to serve our city. Life Church, we’re all on...
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Love, Fear and Covid-19

By Blog Post, Church Life
by Dave McNee Generally speaking – Life Church is a contemporary church; most of the songs we sing were written in my lifetime, you can get all the communication that the church puts out digitally, there is no element of our Sunday meetings that doesn’t use some kind of technology, we use tablets to sign up for stuff and those tablets aren’t made of stone, we even have occasional gatherings...
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The Joy of Gospel Partnership – Nepal!

By Blog Post, Church Life, Commission, Faith, Ministries
by Chris Kilby One of my deepest joys in ministry life is the opportunity to see God at work through the local church in the nations of the world. Being part of an international family of churches that is planting and growing churches around the globe is such an honour. In 2003 I was first invited to visit North East India and Nepal – not knowing at the time that...
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Post Westpoint Post

By Blog Post, Church Life, Westpoint
by Si Munsie All across the UK, the August bank holiday weekend was bathed in sunshine and there were festivals and events everywhere you looked: from the iconic Reading & Leeds and Notting Hill carnival, to the sun-avoiding Insomnia gaming festival in Birmingham to the more obscure Marathon du Malton – a 10k race whilst quaffing craft ales, munching on lobster brioche and roust grouse before finishing with macarons…sounds like...
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