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.

  • Tonight

    7 December, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Where are we up to: Number of volunteers currently signed up: 175 Number of performers across 4 stages: over 200 Number of churches on board: 27 Number of food trucks attending: 24 Number of food vouchers sponsored and being distributed: just under 600! Aren’t those incredible stats! One more number for you…7-8pm tonight. That’s the time we’re gathering together to pray for ...
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  • help needed

    5 December, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    I need to find 6 Venue wardens for the ‘Christmas for the city event’.  And it only takes 2 hours. A venue warden simply wanders around the event and ensures people are having fun and nothing untoward is going on. I need 6 more to cover the 7:30pm to 9:30pm shift. Can you help? let me know if ...
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  • Coming up

    5 December, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Last night we had the Stepping Stone AGM. It was a very encouraging meeting. Hearing some of the stories of care and hope, asking questions and sensing new initiatives opening up. The Board, Tim as the new CEO and the staff are doing an amazing job. Coming up, on Thursday evening (7th of Dec) is a ...
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  • Refugee’s and Terrorists

    1 December, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    I’ve just read a Christmas message from Langham Partnership with the following quote: “The best way to prevent another generation of terrorists … is to care for and educate this generation of traumatised children… the task is overwhelming but I’ve learnt to lean on God’s strength rather than my own.” Our application to be an approved community sponsor ...
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  • 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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