A big thanks to those of you who took some time to respond to the question I posed last week in this space about communication – the comments, observations, and thoughts were helpful and will help shape our communication strategy moving forward!

We are only a week out from the beginning of May and our focus on Mission. Our target is $198,000 and these funds will go to support the work of our mission partners (Baptist World Aid and The Bible Society) and our frontline missionaries. I am looking forward to seeing how we respond to the invitation of God to participate in his work this way and I trust you have begun committing this to prayer.

We are also starting a new discipleship series (that we are also recording to broadcast on the Australian Christian Channel) entitled Following Jesus in John’s Gospel and I’m excited about the insights into following Jesus that we will learn as a community of faith.

As part of this series we are creating another set of Discipleship Menus to provide some fresh guidance in our personal disciplines. They can be found on our website under Next Steps. I’d encourage you to have a look and use what’s helpful – another way we can all follow Jesus in “the same direction” – let’s get that whirlpool going!

Marc Rader | Senior Pastor