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.

  • Our Merger of Two Churches becoming One in Mission Together – Where are we at?

    12 February, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Click here for a link to the PDF of the Merger document. Below is a paper outlining the background and issues we are facing as we look at our morning services and continuing the merger that brought Halswell and Spreydon together as South West Baptist Church What has led us to this point? Background In late 2011 and throughout 2012, ...
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  • Church Camp talks

    2 February, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Below are notes of Chris’ talks at camp. Many have asked for these as we couldn’t record the messages: Click here for first talk Click here for second talk Click here for third talk
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  • Chapter 3 – Unexpected Gifts

    20 January, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Chapter 3 Insulation “Let those who cannot be alone beware of community. . . let those who are not in community beware of being alone.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer I appreciated this chapter and not only because it described the authors experience of walking the Camino de Santiago which Sandra and I did last year. The essence of the chapter is ...
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  • Halswell thoughts for a new year

    22 December, 2014 by Alan Jamieson
    On Sunday the 7th of December I spoke with the people at Halswell about needing to make some changes together in the new year. Attached is the sound file of the explanation of this and the process we will work through together next year. Over the summer we have asked that people pray seeking God’s ...
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  • Chapter 2 – Unexpected gifts

    12 December, 2014 by Alan Jamieson
    Chapter 2 looks at the place of doubt in personal faith and community life. For me the stand out line was the response Christopher asked a long-term leader in community life – “What is the single best piece of advice you could give to a community that lives and serves among those in poverty? Without having ...
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