Parenting is not easy. Everyone has an opinion on how you should be doing it? The internet is full of contradictory information. How do we make sense of it all?! Who can we trust?! Come and hear what the latest science and best practice tells us, what this has in common with what our ancestors did, and reflections on biblical messages. How we raise children matters – for their development, for the growth of the church, and for the future.
Let’s face it, the book of Revelation is one of the hardest books in the Bible to understand! Reading Revelation can leave us scratching our heads, somewhat worried, or both! How do we make sense of this most remarkable book? Martyn spent two years teaching through the entire book of Revelation at his church, the South Harbour Vineyard in Auckland. He is the author of Lifting the Lid, a Bible-reading series on the book of Revelation, available from his Mariners website of Bible-reading resources (www.marinersnotes.org). Interactive and thought-provoking, with worked examples, this workshop will offer a toolkit for how to read the book of Revelation faithfully.
For over 2,000 years, pretty much whenever the Christian Church has gathered together, music’s been involved. Congregations singing songs as an expression of worship is important! But do we know why? As The Church lurches through our COVID recovery (with some members staying away, preferring to watch online or perhaps are at risk of becoming former-church-attenders) now is the time for a reminder of the significance, value and benefits of musical participation in the life of The Church.
The adventure that is the life of intimacy with God is often challenging to maintain, and yet it is our highest calling. Jesus calls it ‘choosing the better part’, and ‘the one thing needed’. Charlie Cleverly will share new vision and ancient practices for a deeper walk with God. Subjects covered include: ‘Discovering Silence’, ‘Finding a Rule of Life’, ‘Prayer of lament’ ‘Experiencing God’s Presence’ and Breakthrough prayer’.
Rent increases, rising mortgage interest rates and high cost increases for fuel and food are putting many households under financial pressure. The workshop provides some tools for managing in current times and planning for the future. The workshop also explores some of the practical financial advice found in the Bible. The principles covered are relevant to all age groups.