Meditate on the Glory of God

Meditate on the Glory of God  By Margaret Thomson   “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”  Psalm 19:1 This is a true revelation of God’s glory that displays His power, creativity, artistry, mercy, and wisdom, among other things. Meditating regularly on the words and works of God […]

I Will Not Be Shaken

I Will Not Be Shaken By Cherry Lewis  “Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” – Psalms 16: 8  Have you ever worried because you have failed? done the wrong thing, thought wrongly about someone, omitted to do something, and then regretted it?    Once you have confessed these things to […]

Easter

Easter By Olivia Shivas 1 John 4:9-11 NIV  “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear […]

Commit to the Lord

  Commit to The Lord By Michael Smith Today, I would really like to share some thoughts with you around committing whatever you do, to the Lord. I want to focus today on the first half of Proverbs 16, verse 3, NIV, which says “Commit to the Lord whatever you do…”. You may be asking […]

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The Difference Between Inclusion and Belonging

We often hear the words ‘inclusion’ and ‘belonging’ when talking about welcoming more people with disabilities into our churches and ministries. But the difference between these two is not always clear. As it’s December, let me use a Christmas example to try and explain.  Most of us will have different Christmas traditions, such as a […]

Stop, Wait, Go – but have we forgotten anyone?

We’ve all done it, or had it done to us, at some stage. Many parents have accidentally forgotten their child somewhere (home, school, shops). Many of us have accidentally forgotten to invite a friend or family member to a party. It’s not that we do it intentionally, nor does it represent a lack of love […]

James

Focusing on what we can do and being grateful, helps us to get on with life despite challenges. This attitude changed James’ life… 

Joy Ministries Central West Auckland – 9th August Celebration Afternoon

JOY MINISTRIES CENTRAL WEST AUCKLAND Yeah!! We’re finally able to meet again on August 9th. We’re going have a celebration afternoon ending with a thanksgiving communion service. Please come and join us at: Church of the Saviour Anglican Church (at the Blockhouse Bay roundabout) Time: 2pm -3.30pm Date: 9th August. We meet in the hall underneath […]

Everybody Welcome: A guide on how to make your church disability friendly

This recently updated resource will help you as a church leader think through the fundamentals of inclusion and provides a guide for you and your leadership team to further become a disability friendly church. Why do churches need to be disability friendly? How can churches be inclusive? How do we begin addressing barriers to inclusion? […]