AJ’s Blog

A space where I can share personally about what I am up to and what we are going through as a church. I will be updating this space regularly so you can be kept up to date on what I’m reading, involved in and thoughts and ideas for our church community. Thank you for taking the time to read these musings.

  • Wisdom and making Godly decisions

    24 September, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    In James 1 v 5-8 we are encouraged to ask for wisdom in the making of decisions that we can stick to and not be double minded about. . Wisdom is the art of knowing what matters (is truly important) and how to make godly decisions Ignatius of Loyola in his ‘Principle and ...
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  • Global Giving for the 2016-17 year

    13 September, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Great News! Our global budget for the last 12 months was $400,000 and by the end of the year we had collectively given $559,000. That is amazing! Praise God and thank you to everyone involved. This giving has allowed us to do some extra’s including: Give an inflationary cost of living increase to our global mission workers Increase giving ...
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  • Father’s Day Prayer

    5 September, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Sunday was Father’s Day and at our 9am service this prayer was prayed. It is a great prayer:- Heavenly Father, We thank you that you love and care for all the people in the world, that you are Father to everyone. Thank you that you look on the poor and needy with compassion. We pray for the fathers ...
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  • Humbition

    6 July, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    I found a new word today. It is a word I really like – humbition. Humbition is the blending of two words; humility and ambition, to create the one combined term. This is the mix of personal humility and godly or goal focused ambition. It is a personal humility and compelling ambition for something much bigger ...
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  • Vocation and Location – holding the two?

    29 June, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Because we have a high focus on encouraging people to think and live more deeply in their neighbourhoods we are often asked how does that work with busy work lives? What about our work? and where is God calling me? Recently Steve summarised some of our thinking around locations and vocations – its worth a ...
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