GROWING FAITH AT HOME is developed by the Lutheran Church of Australia department, Grow Ministries
People of all ages can use the devotional resources (Bible readings, prayers, blessings) in their personal or couple ‘quiet times’.
Small groups, ministry teams and committees can also benefit from using the Faith Talk questions for spiritual reflection and focus.
Using GROWING FAITH AT HOME to its full potential requires more than simply photocopying the resources and distributing them to select households. It has proven to be of most benefit when reinforced through Sunday worship, promoted to households on an ongoing basis and supplemented with practical teaching and training.
If you would like to know more about mentoring, check out the Mentoring Equipping documents here.
You are invited to celebrate Christmas at St John's.
Christmas Eve (Sat 24th Dec) 7.00pm Children's Service in Concordia Chapel. Children are invited to dress-up as angels, shepherds, wisemen or barnyard animals to join in telling the Christmas story.
Christmas Day (Sun 25th Dec) there are two services:
- 8.00am Holy Communion Service in the Ministry Centre
- 9.30am Holy Communion Service in Concordia Chapel
New Year's Day (Sun 1st Jan) 9.30am Combined Holy Communion Service in the Ministry Centre
Get updated on all the wonderful things that have been happening around St John's this past term by enjoying our newest Sharing St John's newsletter which you will find on the welcome tables at worship this Sunday as well as in your inbox on Friday!
Pastor Andrew recently completed a sermon series on the theme of Stewardship and shared a wonderful resource called the "Stewardship: The Whole of Life" which we can use to reflect on the various areas of our lives and how they fit together. For us the segments of the wheel radiate out from the hub, which is our relationship with God through his Son, Jesus Christ.
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life-and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” – Romans 12:1,2