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.

  • Women and Leadership In Our Church

    13 November, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    At this year’s Baptist Meeting – we call it the hui and it involves representatives from 240 churches across NZ – there was a discussion about women in leadership. Five men were asked to make brief video comments on the their perception of women as leaders in our churches. Here is what came out of ...
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  • Sponsoring a Refugee family Application is in

    11 November, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    You may have heard on Sunday we were applying to the government to sponsor a Syrian refugee family into Christchurch. Well the application went in today. Your prayers on that would be great.
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  • The cynic left quite inspired!

    11 November, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Baptist Annual Hui this year was the first in a while that I have attended. When it comes to baptist meetings and especially the annual bun fight I am very cynical. It was held in New Plymouth and attracted a full house of over 550 delegates. We had a little contingent from SWBC including Doug ...
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  • How’s the Living Room Going?

    10 November, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Upon entering the newly named church café, The Living Room, you are greeted with a cosy inviting atmosphere. There are tables to chat at, couches, new bookshelves, and a burst of bright greenery. The environment is not by chance, or by lack of thought; the priority for this space was to create a sense of ...
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  • Tragedy

    7 November, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Sadly Eight members of one family (including an unborn baby) were killed in the massacre  in a Baptist church in Texas yesterday. Pastor Bryan Holcombe was getting up to lead worship when he was shot and killed and tragically 7 other members of his family were also killed. In total 26 people were killed and 20 ...
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