Posts from August 2014

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African Enterprise

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

At our services today, we will be focusing on Africa, through the eyes of the organisation, African Enterprise. AE exists “to see the continent of Africa saved by the love of Jesus, Africans discipled by the church and transformed for good works.” Mike Woodall will share some news of this work with all our congregations today [...]

Growing as Disciples

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Today, we continue to look at our church mission statement by further considering the word “growing”. Today our particular focus is on growing as disciples, that is not remaining stunted Christian lives but growing into maturity. So what does a mature Christian look like? Paul Tripp writes “maturity is not merely something you do with [...]

Myth busting Evangelism

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

You have probably heard that there are alligators living in the New York sewer system. As far as I can find out that is an example of an urban myth: a story that isn’t true but somehow is accepted by most people. Evangelists stand on street corners with big black Bibles and yell at people. [...]

What does it cost to belong to Jesus?

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

What does it cost us to belong to Jesus? If you lived in Mosul, Iraq, the answer would be everything. Christians have been expelled, killed or forced to convert. Christianity predated Islam and for 2,000 years there has been peaceful coexistence: but not now! Christians have had their houses daubed with an Arabic “N” showing [...]

Staffing

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

One of the challenges that we have at GAC for the remainder of this year is understaffing. According to our Bishop, we were severely understaffed before Jason left to be the Rector of Pearce. Tracey is also on much needed long service leave. As you can imagine there will now be extra demands on all [...]