Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

Hebrews 11:7 - "By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark..."

My message on Sunday was about getting ready, get ready to rumble, get ready for God to do the amazing in our lives and in the church.  Just before Christmas I was woken in the night and God spoke clearly to me: 'There will be a rain coming of blessing, favour and growth.'  As with Noah, God said that we should do everything that we can do to get ready for what is as yet unseen and in holy fear build, build, build!  We should put every structure in place for large numbers to come in. Build now and be ready.

So, I'm asking you to come on board, your commitment and faithfulness are vital and your prayer power.  I'm believing for great growth, many people coming to Christ and added to the body.
So our desire is to develop every area and department of church family life.

We have a tremendous 15 Stewards and 15 in the Pastoral Care Team but we are looking for more for the future.  Volunteers are needed for a Visiting Team to visit those in hospital or who are unable to get out and about. We will need a large creche team and extra helpers for J Team. 

We are blessed with two music groups but extra singers and musicians would be most welcome.  We are praying too for extra help with administration, for a catering team and more teachers to take training into the home groups.

Please pray that leaders will be raised up so we can also see more elders, deacons and home group leaders established. I'm praying that everyone in the church will find a fulfilling way to serve and be fruitful.  So, praise God, come on board and help build the church with such an excellence, ready for God to open the floodgates of heaven and bring great increase to his kingdom!  Dave Bunting

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

WHOLE CHURCH MEETING 25TH JANUARY

It's our first whole church meeting of 2015 this Sunday at the Winding Wheel 10.30am.  Come and join us as we celebrate God in worship together and hear Dave bring the word.  See you there!

Cafe Church opens it doors again tonight 6pm at The Compass for worship, teaching and fellowship.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

CONGRATULATIONS NANNY GAYNOR!

Baby Ralph is still in hospital at the moment but doctors say that he is progressing well and improving each day.  Proud grandma, Gaynor, wants to thank everyone for praying for him and the family and for all the lovely messages that have been sent.

Monday, 5 January 2015

SUNDAY 4TH JANUARY


One of the goals we identified for NLC this year is that we want more of the character and nature of God to be seen in us - that we would become more like him. We want to be people who are:
  • dependant on the Holy Spirit every day,
  • trustworthy,
  • faithful,
  • full of faith for every situation we face,
  • known for having serving hearts, always willing and looking for ways to serve,
  • enduring, who are steadfast,
  • humble, put others before ourselves,
  • gracious and carriers of grace to others,
  • teachable, open to correction,
  • good listeners, compassionate, empathetic,
  • full of hope and share it with certainty,
  • helpful, looking to the needs of others,
  • encouragers, putting courage into the hearts of others
  • full of the goodness of God's word

WHAT ARE WE REACHING FOR IN 2015?

This year at NLC we want:

1. God first in our lives - more important to us than anything else. 
2. God's power at work in our lives by the Holy Spirit.
3. Our focus on God, to become more like him.
4. To press on to take hold of that which God has for each one of us
5. Each of us will strain towards that which is ahead - showing passion and determination