Posts Tagged ‘serving’

Come to Mumbai

October 28th, 2011

India!  What comes to mind when you read that word?

Curry – lots of it, people everywhere, beggars and eunuchs, rickshaws – hold your breath!, noise – it seems to never stop, slums (Mumbai has the biggest in Asia), heat, and don’t forget the humidity as well!, and on it goes!

India conjures up all sorts of thoughts, reactions and emotions.

What else? A thriving business community – banks and call centres,  millions of young people, some amazing sights – Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Golden Temple, Bollywood, and some of the richest people in the world …and some of the poorest too!

India is a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and colours, causing so many feelings and emotions to rise up and swirl around in the mind.

Oh … and don’t forget the churches.  Amazing groups of Christians, often in the minority, pressing forward against the odds and making an impact through their changed lives.  Their lively worship, growing churches and various projects in the community – AIDS sufferers, Leprosy Care, Senior Citizens Care, Education etc. are always a challenge to us.

Are you interested in knowing more?  Would you fancy a trip to have a look, get involved, and to be stretched and challenged, possibly as never before?

Then come with us to India next year.

We are planning a trip to Mumbai and Nasik, visiting the church led by Sydney Nevis (he preached at Churchcentral in the summer), meeting some of the believers there, as well as visiting some of the projects.

If you are interested in knowing more, then please do contact John & Mollie as soon as possible for all the details or email

India awaits you – dare you rise to the challenge?!

Life Groups

September 6th, 2011

At Churchcentral we believe that God has saved us into a wonderful family, his people, his church. We are part of a community of believers with Jesus at the centre. We value relationships with each other – relationships that celebrate, encourage, support and provoke one another to live life the way God intended. We also live in a magnificent city and are all part of local neighbourhood communities. In addition to gathering together on Sundays, we recognise how important it is to our lives, to the lives of those around us, and to the life of the church, to meet in smaller groups throughout the week.

We call these gatherings Life Groups. They are all about being community together to serve and reach the communities in which we live. We launch our all-new Life Groups this term with 14 new Encounter, Equipping and Interest groups starting from 27th September. Each day through this week in the blog we’ll focus on one of these different types of groups, exploring what the purpose is and how you can get involved. Sign up starts next weekend.

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