Pastor’s Pen

Hope

What are you hoping for? A better job? A relationship? Perfect children? A  financial windfall? We often use the term “hope” to refer to pipe dreams or wishful thinking, but when we do this we miss what true “hope” is. The dictionary defines hope as “a wish or desire supported by some confidence of its
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Parent prayer time

On Thursday mornings at 8:30am, the doors of the pastor’s room are opened for our parents to join us in praying for the College and its students. Many people lead busy lives and not everyone is able to come in and join us, so can I encourage you to set aside some time at home
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From a Pastor’s lens

God's genuine love

‘Let love be genuine’ Romans 12.9 Term 1 has passed, and we are flying through Term 2. I thought I would take a moment to pause… and share some scripture and things God has been teaching me along the journey this term. My heart is overjoyed with the opportunities we as a Pastoral team have,
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From the Pastor’s Pen

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I, as a youth pastor, can better support and encourage parents to be the main source of influence in their children’s lives. As a youth pastor, I sometimes feel like little more than a babysitter. I try to get young people to see the importance of the
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Exciting makeover

How fun is it to do a makeover? To create a new space for something exciting knowing that God is going to use it powerfully to impact lives? To think, create, design and give life to a room that would be boring and lifeless if it was empty, is such a fun project. We have
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The happy ending to the Christmas story

I came across this article in a Crosswalk newsletter and thought it was worth sharing: Many of us have wonderful memories of Easter morning, which includes baskets full of chocolate, egg hunts, and new dresses for church. Those traditions are fun and can build fond memories. But what about the real event we are celebrating?
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What makes a great family?

Lately, I have been learning not to take time for granted and to make sure that we make the most of every second, especially in the context of family. See my oldest son Joshua is getting married this weekend and it has been such a joy to see him fall in love with Liliana. They
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Three things I’ve been learning about making games EPIC

If it’s one thing I know, it’s that students love having FUN! That’s why the College Pastors have been running EPIC Games on Thursday lunch times. I have loved using this time to connect with students while having a massive amount of fun with oversized games. That being said, as in all youth ministry, the
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A glimpse of my story

Being new to the school, I thought I would share briefly where I have come from. … a thankful heart. ‘Man plans his future, but the Lord determines his steps’. Proverbs 16.9I’m sure for many of you, where you are today is not where you thought you would have been five or ten years ago?
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Transitioning from Primary to Middle School

Transitioning from Primary to Middle School can be a big deal for some students.  As Pastors we are trying to help the students with this transition. So far this term we have been intentional about getting to know all the Year 7 students. We want the students to feel comfortable with us should they ever
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