Thom S. Rainer in his book, Breakout Churches, explores patterns which are characteristic of churches which had been good in their past, went through a period of decline or plateau and struggle, before they turned around. Rainer noticed that Breakout churches often had a clear compelling vision, however he also noticed that “comparative” churches also […]
In Psychology there is a phenomenon known as the “mere-exposure effect.” It relates to the correlation between our familiarity with something and our preference for them. There is something in the human psyche where we find that which we are familiar with more likeable, and we are more likely to believe something which we have […]
You are invited to join us for our Christmas day celebration from 9.30am as we look at the miracle of Christmas and what it means for us today. 617 Warringah Rd, Forestville.
I had a discussion with a man who was visiting. I had a great conversation with him, but after we finished I felt a little deflated. He had noticed that we had a large building and that we had obviously been a larger church at some point in our past. It’s only human nature to […]
Christmas is that time of year when we look at God, not as someone all powerful, all knowing, all present; but as a baby. He is approachable and available. That for many seems like a bizarre way to describe God. In Israel that first Christmas these were not normally words that we would associate with […]