Tools for growing…

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Many of us have our own rhythms for spending time with God and if yours is working, then I encourage you to keep at it. But sometimes, a change of rhythm can be helpful. Perhaps we need something deeper or more challenging or perhaps life is challenging enough, and we are struggling to spend time with God at all. It’s … Read More

Become a mystery worshipper

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

What is it like to visit a church? You might be familiar with the book, words, and customs, but you don’t necessarily know anyone. You are a visitor. Visitors see us in ways we have stopped seeing ourselves. It is an important gift we should take advantage of. Commercial industries use ‘mystery shoppers’ to visit businesses and report on customer … Read More

FOR TRUE LIFE, TURN THE KEY OF FAITH

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (NIV)  Galatians 2:20 We believe faith in Jesus has to be personal. Our families, friends, and the church can … Read More

6 WORD GOSPEL  

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Could you tell the story of life with Jesus in 6 words? In the New Testament there are a variety of ways the writers tell the story of what Jesus has done. That makes sense, it’s a big story connecting with people in different ways. Authors Mark Baker and Joel Green explore this in their book, “Recovering the Scandal of … Read More

“THE RABBIT LISTENED” 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

This is the title of a delightful children’s book with a simple and powerful message. A child has a bad day and while all the other animals try to make suggestions and ‘fix’ things, rabbit quietly snuggles up to the child and just listens.   Listening is a gift. To the person being listened to it says a lot without ‘saying’ … Read More

TIME TO MOVE FORWARD 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

He [Jesus] also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.  As … Read More

PENTECOST IS NOT JUST FOR PENTECOSTALS 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Pentecost”? You might think, “Pentecostal”. Pentecostal churches are a Protestant branch which emphasise personal experience of the Holy Spirit. Its origins are from the Los Angeles, Azusa Street Revival in 1906 as people had similar experiences to that seen in Acts 2 when the day of Pentecost came. They spoke in … Read More

IS JUSTICE EASIER THAN RECONCILIATION? 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

I wonder who decided Australia should have a ‘Reconciliation Week’ with our First Nations peoples? ‘Justice Week’ might have been an easier option? We could list out the issues, sort out how to recompense, and then move on. If you think about it, given Australia’s shared history, ‘Justice’ already is a difficult journey.  But someone decided we needed more than … Read More

ARE YOU EXCITED FOR ELECTIONS? 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Are you excited for election time? Has an election stump speech thrilled you? I admit I am yet to be excited or thrilled, at any government election. The flurry of promises, attacks, criticisms, claims, raise more questions than enthusiasm. This is disappointing, as so much of our lives are shaped by our government. I hope for something far better.   Nearly … Read More

Contributing to a wider work

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Our church is connected to a family of churches known as the Baptist Churches of SA. This is a group of 70 Baptist churches and through our shared mission we do more together than apart. The Baptist family resource pastors, church leaders, ministries, and organisations. Together we have endeavours such as Baptist Care SA, Crossover, Baptist Mission Australia, Baptist World … Read More