We have had a great Christmas break -just what we needed – 10 daysof havingÂ time with friends and family, feasting and having a lot offun. We went to Sandringham to see the Queen on Christmas Day and endedup having a brief chat with Princess Anne. Taking a friend to Londonfor their first time was definite highlight, even though I was runninga temparature that day. It was so relaxing I didn’t pick up a book thewhole 10 days!
I’ve enjoyed praying through the attributes of God using the Navigators 30 days of Praying the names and attributes of God. I’ve also been continuing with their Book at a time Bible Reading plan. Both those resources are well worth a free download.
I’vetaken to listening to sermons while on my cross trainer every morning(although the last two weeks I’ve not been on, due to a cold and thusput on some Christmas weight!). I’ve not wanted to listen to heavystuff while exercising and wanted faith building stuff – so Bill Johnson’s free download of the month have been on most of last term. David Holden’s "Holy Spirit in the Church"seminar from last years Brighton conference has been stirring too.Currently I’m listening to an outstanding talk by Mark Driscoll on preaching Jesus – awesome stuff and long too!
TheGateway Church is moving venue this Sunday to Greyfriars Primary School- which is far more central and warmer and cleaner. We are lookingforward to a season of continued growth as we build towards ourofficial launch in February.
We are holding a newday event foryoung people at the end of half term. It will be a day of training andpractical evangelism to publicise The Gateway Church – details are at http://www.thegatewaychurch.info/index.php?pageid=50