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God of all nations

19 November 15church, compassion, Culture, Faithfulness, Prayer

Last Saturday morning I checked Facebook before I checked the news. I saw that a friend of mine who lives in Paris had posted that she was safe and sound in Italy. I remember thinking what an odd thing to post. I was a bit confused. It was only a few hours later that one…

Reflections of a rookie minister in her first year on the job

5 November 15Christian Growth, church, Faithfulness

Part 2 – What has surprised me about ministry? It is a challenging but exciting thing to look back on one’s first year of ministry. There are some really fond memories but also some awkward moments where I am embarrassed to remember how badly I have put my foot in it. When you leave theological…

Reflections of a rookie minister in her first year on the job

22 October 15church, Culture, Identity, Serving

Part 1 – What does a minster do all day? A few months ago I was away and I got to meet new people each and every day. The conversation always came round to the question ‘so what do you do during the week?’ At the end of my trip I reflected to a friend…

Work, rest, play no more

8 October 15church, Culture, Identity, Politics, Uncategorized

Work, rest, play I need to preface this blog by stating that I am not an economist. I very rarely understand the articles in the Financial Review and I if you ask our church treasurer I sometimes struggle to make my work budget balance. Economics and commerce are not personal strong suits. With these caveats…

Joy in Philippians – A new sermon series

8 October 15church, Latest News, Scripture

This week at one1seven we are starting a new sermon series on Philippians.  Our senior Pastor Matt has penned some thoughts on the letter and the upcoming series. For the remainder of 2015 we are going to be studying Paul’s letter to the Philippian church. It is a letter about Jesus and it is a…

Do you pray for your suburb?

3 September 15church, Gospel, Latest News, Prayer

I recently moved into Redfern. I have always been an advocate of living in the suburb where you go to church. Having commuted in for six months it is so exciting to wake up and walk to work everyday through the streets of the suburb I minister to. As I walk to church throughout the…

Four Reasons to Miss Church on Sunday (and one not to).

3 October 14church

Here are four reasons why you might consider missing church this weekend: 1. It’s a long weekend – holidays! 2. Daylight savings starts. 3. NRL Grand Final is on Sunday (gotta get prepared) 3a. The Rabbitohs are playing (once in 42 years!) 4. The weather is looking great (30+ degrees!)   Here is one reason…