The Bible’s not a jigsaw. More a novel than a phone book: a beginning a middle and an end. Read the story! This series is a scenic flight not bunjy jumping. Let’s take off at the beginning…
We talk about Ministry Partnership all the time at Creek Road.
Up the front, most Sundays, we have the privilege of sharing stories about how ministry partners are seeking to Reach the City and Reach the World with the gospel.
Our Facebook feeds, Elvanto homepage and the Newsletter give different snapshots of what Ministry Partners do at Creek Road.
But what is a Ministry Partner?
The quick answer is that it's a member.
The slightly longer answer is that it is someone who says "This is my church. This is where I want to make my home, this is where I want to grow in my relationship with Jesus, this is where my friends are. This is where I go to Growth Group. This is where I serve."
The word "member" under-states what these decisions mean. We use the term Ministry Partners because partners are people who are already investing their lives at Creek Road. They are investing their time, their funds and their hearts into ministry that is aiming to help people meet Jesus.
Partnership brings other privileges - it means that you are able to vote on key decisions that we as a church take as we move forward to serve Jesus. This may seem a little distant, but it's important because we hope that all key decisions are taken by the group of people who are invested and signed up-our Ministry Partners.
If you'd like to know more - please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) I would love to chat with you about ministry partnership and making formal what has probably been the reality for some time.
Andrea Pryde, Connect Grow Serve Director
At our ministry dinner on April 19, we gave an update on how we are putting legs on our vision to reach the city & reach the world for Jesus. Please check out the document linked here. It outlines a bunch of things the board and senior leadership of our church are thinking through, alongside our ongoing commitment to our pathways of connect, grow, serve and kids, youth & young adults.
We invite all who call Creek Road home to be a part of the discussion as we move forward. Please chat to us if you want to discuss any of this further, or invite a staff member to visit your growth group to explain more. We are all in this together. This is our church. We are all part of this vision. All because of Jesus.
Or feel free to email on email@example.com
Video of the vision update...
Please pray for a great sale price for the Norman Park property. If you're interested, here is a short promotional video on the sale.
The series companions for this terms series, Bible in 10, have begun to be distributed to your Growth Group Leaders. We hope they are very useful for you and your Growth Group.
In an effort to try to reduce costs the series companions for this term were ordered with little margin for error in numbers. This means we are pretty tight for numbers of series companions.
If you prefer using a digital copy of the series companion instead of a paper copy could you please return your series companion to the church office at the Carina Ministry Center. Growth Group Leaders, if we have given you too many or too little series companions, can you please let Bob Goodair know by emailing him on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to use the digital copy of the series companion it can be found here.
Thanks to those of you who have already handed back series companions at Ministry Dinner last night it has been very helpful.
Some ministries are behind the scenes and some aren't. We're thankful for all our ministries because they point people to Jesus.
The Kids Spot Team has done a stirling job this term as they have helped us understand the Epic Journey.
Thanks for all their preparation before the term kicked off and thanks for their efforts as they have told us the story week by week.
Thanks too, to the Media Team who have made these spots available for the future...
Check some out here:-
1 Timothy 1:12-13. I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.
Please join us on Wednesday 19th April 2017 for Our Term 2 Ministry Dinner. Our Guest Speaker is Dr. Carolyn Russell.
Carolyn has long been a friend of many people who call Creek Road home. Carolyn provides wise, clear and gentle advice to people who are seeking to live to serve Jesus. Her website shares a little more detail.
Dr Carolyn Russell