Pastor’s Pen

Teaching our primary students about God’s covenants

In Term 2, Pastor Josh and I, together with the Primary Bible Study Groups, set out to discover what a covenant was. We learned it is a form of commitment or agreement between two parties and God made lots of them.   Through the creation story, God’s desire to live in a relationship with Adam and Eve
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3 ways you can remember God these holidays!

Who’s over ironing school uniforms, preparing packed lunches, getting the kids out the door on time with both shoes on, somehow managing the after-school traffic without flipping your lid? All of these things are what you might love to leave behind you when the school holidays come around. The stress of getting homework and assignments
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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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