Lee Abbey Houseparty 2018

Lee Abbey Houseparty 2018

Good News Looks Like a Community - Part 3

The third of three talks from Lee Abbey 2018. Today, you often hear church leaders (and members) claim that the church is too inward-looking, it needs to become more outward-looking. The strange thing is that when we read the New Testament, we find Paul and the other leaders of the early church urging their congregations to love one another, and … Read More

Lee Abbey Houseparty 2018

Lee Abbey Houseparty 2018

Good News Looks Like a Community - Part 2

The second of three talks from Lee Abbey 2018. Today, you often hear church leaders (and members) claim that the church is too inward-looking, it needs to become more outward-looking. The strange thing is that when we read the New Testament, we find Paul and the other leaders of the early church urging their congregations to love one another, and … Read More

Lee Abbey Houseparty 2018

Lee Abbey Houseparty 2018

Good News Looks Like a Community - Part 1

The first of three talks given by Bill Drewett during our church houseparty at glorious Lee Abbey in Devon. Today, you often hear church leaders (and members) claim that the church is too inward-looking, it needs to become more outward-looking. The strange thing is that when we read the New Testament, we find Paul and the other leaders of the … Read More

A Church for the Gifted

A Church for the Gifted

Part 5 - We discover our gifts in a community

We finish our series on spiritual gifts by returning to the question of how we discover our gifts. Bill Drewett argues that we cannot discover our gifts alone – we need to be part of a church community. A Church for the Gifted – Week 5 from Bill Drewett  

A Church for the Gifted

A Church for the Gifted

Part 4 - A Journey of Discovery

So far in our series on gifts we’ve explored what spiritual gifts are, and how they build up the church. This morning we change tack and ask, ‘how do we discover our gifts?’ Tim Cole explains how discovering our gifts is a life-long journey.

A Church for the Gifted

A Church for the Gifted

Part 3 - All different, all equally valuable.

Bill Drewett continues our series looking at the gifts that God gives his church. One of the dominant themes in the New Testament’s teaching on gifts is that we’re all different, yet many of us find it very difficult to embrace this idea and put it into practice . As humans we tend to value conformity, feeling secure when we’re … Read More

A Church for the Gifted

A Church for the Gifted

Part 2 - What are spiritual gifts?

Bill Drewett continues our series on spiritual gifts by asking a couple of the most basic questions. What are spiritual gifts, and who receives them? We all know what we mean when we describe someone as ‘gifted’. We’re saying they have a natural ability that many others do not share. The talent shows we watch every week underline that message. … Read More

A Church for the Gifted

A Church for the Gifted

Part 1 - Why do gifts matter?

We start a new series today, looking at the gifts God gives his people. It can be quite a surprise to discover how important the idea of gifts was to the early church, at least judging from the number of times gifts were mentioned in the letters they wrote to one another. They seem to have considered a good understanding … Read More

A Rough Guide to Bristol Vineyard

A Rough Guide to Bristol Vineyard

Pastoral Care

What is a church and how is a church supposed to work? Most of the time we work out the answers to these questions by observation: ‘What do the people around me seem to think, based on what they say and do?’ But there are risks in that approach. It’s easy to guess and get it wrong, and churches can … Read More