Thursday, March 03, 2005

Flexible Church

I'm so excited about church this week, it should be wicked as.

Just last week I realised that this Sun was Clean Up Australia Day, and I thought that might be something cool to do for church, so I spoke to Grant and he let me run with it-which was cool as.

We're meeting at church at 6 to catch up with anybody who didn't hear the announcement, having communion there, then driving up to Ballam Park to do a bit of cleaning up till about 8. We're also gonna have a bit of a barbie to raise money for our youth camp the next week.

I think we might break up into little groups and I'll give them a couple of questions to discuss as we wander around together. I'd like to discuss what people's impressions are of whether or not caring for the enviroment has anything to do with our spirituality. I believe it does, and I'll be interested to hear other's reflections.

It will also be a great oppurtunity to put into actiona little bit all of our discussions on not needing to do church in the building in the same way etc. And quite simply, just a great way to serve our community.

If anybody is in the area, feel free to come along!


Anonymous said...

hey digs, tis mase.
looking forward to sunday, should be awesome as! though admittedly i will miss the sermon type teaching stuff maybe. but it's such an awesome and important thing and i think the group discush wil way add to it.
had a thought about a post you did a while back on the Mind Body Spirit (?) thing you talked about. YOu said that people are out there looking for God in the different stuff their doin and they're not finding their way 'into' church...maybe it's cos they dont associate their searching with God or with the "Christian" God at any rate and therefore have no reason to search for whatever they are looking for in a church.
In regards to the environment thing, i think that the majority of people within our congregation, and it's sort the general vibe of christians i know, really do feel that the environment is an important part of our connection with God and an important part of our worship for him, although maybe it's harder for the idea to materialise into action.
We have awesome people like the Woodies though, who i reckon we can learn and lot from and who we definitely respect for how big a part God's creation plays in their lives.
Ok bit of a random post, but just stuff i've been mulling over. Catchya soon bro.

Ali said...

Hey Digs,
Exciting stuff regarding church this week, novel idea!
I've been talking about having a 'missional focus', or 'serving focus' with Grant lately, and this really ties in!
Also, re Smason's comment, it's a great way to demonstrate who Jesus is. He would be totally up for this as it's another way of serving.
Plus God created the world, durh, and, as christians, we should care about it. Often our spirituality can be inspired by God's creations!
Keep the ideas coming!

Nigel said...

How did it go?

Anonymous said...

it was awesome!!! It was so a part of the picture of what church should be!!! it totally fits!
maybe digs, would be hard for people with young kids to do that sort of stuff frequently? but that's a technicality.
and ya no what else i loved? how there was no sound or tech equip set up at church. It was just US (except for one mic.) It's so much more relaxed/on an equal level and at the same time, probably much more confronting! I also get the feeling that that sort of format and/or discussion group stuff means that people are way less likely to fall through the cracks. hmm :D :D :D nice work dinosaurus, you rock. WHere would we be without you? (oh yeh, stuck in an old building every week...nothing against that building, it IS my second home! :P )
love masonic

Digger said...

Yeah it went really well thanks Nig, was a great night. thanks for the feedback Mase, i'll post some of my refelections in a min.

Meinv Chen said...

kate spade
lebron james basketball shoes
michael kors
louis vuitton
tory burch outlet online
michael kors outlet
hermes birkin
coach factory
ray ban glasses
coach outlet
jordan 11 gamma blue
adidas outlet
louis vuitton
ray bans
louis vuitton outlet
true religion outlet
michael kors uk
michael kors handbags
oakley sunglasses
prada shoes
cheap jerseys
chanel outlet
gucci uk
soccer jerseys
abercrombie & fitch
michael kors bag
mont blanc

Fangyaya said...

true religion outlet store
louboutin sale
toms outlet
adidas nmd for sale
burberry handbags
michael kors outlet online
nike trainers uk
coach outlet online
canada goose jackets
ugg canada
oakley canada
christian louboutin sale
coach factory outlet
ugg boots
adidas outlet
retro jordan shoes
coach outlet
adidas superstar trainers
fitflop clearance
uggs on sale
louis vuitton handbags
burberry outlet online
ray bans
coach factory outlet online
nba jerseys
abercrombie outlet
louis vuitton outlet stores
coach outlet store online clearances
michael kors outlet clearance
gucci outlet online
michael kors outlet online sale
canada goose coats
canada goose coats
christian louboutin
heat jerseys
fitflops shoes
coach outlet store
louboutin shoes
ugg boots
canada goose uk

raybanoutlet001 said...

longchamp bagswebsite
michael kors handbagsand
ed hardy ukworking
air max 90adding
cheap oakley sunglassesThis
ralph lauren outlet onlineam
michael kors handbags clearanceand
oakley sunglassesthis
tiffany and co outletis
michael kors handbagsthe

Khasiat QnC Jelly Gamat said...

Thanks for sharing the information

Cara Mengobati Asam Lambung
Obat Atasi Alergi Dingin
Obat Eksim Atopik
Pengobatan Herbal Penyakit Liver
Obat Paling Mujarab Diabetes Melitus
Obat Batu Empedu Alami

Cara Mengobati Susah Buang Air Kecil said...

Thank you for sharing the information

Inovasi Terbaru Walatra Gamat Emas
Obat Untuk Menyembuhkan Fraktur/Patah Tulang
Pengobatan Untuk Sembuhkan Abses Kulit
Obat Untuk Menyembuhkan Luka Lambung
Cara Mengobati TBC Tulang
Obat Untuk Mengatasi ISPA (Infeksi Saluran Pernapasan Akut)

Bilibili said...

Air Jordan Retro 11
Jordan Retro
Jordan 4
Yeezy boost 350 v2
Air Jordan 9
Kyrie 3 Shoes
Red Bottom Shoes For Women
Jordan 11 For Sale
Pandora Jewelry

Coqicoqi said...

Air Jordan 11
Jordan Retro 11
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Jordan 4
Yeezy boost 350 v2
Jordan 11
Air Jordan 11
Air Jordan 4 Retro
Jordan Retro 11

Coqicoqi said...

Jordan 11
Air Max 270
Pandora Jewelry
Red Bottom Shoes For Women
Jordans 11
Air Jordan
Jordan 9
Kyrie Irving Shoes