On Sunday 17th February we will be having a special service to celebrate 60 years of Hope City Church making a difference in people’s lives. We invite you to join with us at our 9:30am service at Grovely State School Performing Arts Complex to hear from people as they share their personal experience of the difference being part of the church family has made. Afterwards, we invite you to stay around and chat over a special celebration morning tea.
It’s great to back in the promised land … Queensland!
And it was so good to be able to catch up with some of you at church on Sunday. It has been a big week for us with Caitlin’s leaving to ADFA and just trying to get back into routine after such an extended break. Even just catching up on what’s happened over the last 3 months has been mammoth and we’ve barely scratched the surface.
But in the midst of all that, it just feels good to be back amongst church family – there’s no place like home.
For some time now we’ve been talking about how we are on the cusp of a new season but Sarah & I are convinced it’s not just for our “church” … but it’s for your life too. This is going to be a year where you get the chance to live bigger than you ever have – an opportunity to see blessing poured out over your life. I see jobs and promotions, families expanding and your opportunities to share Jesus with people coming in unexpected situations.
That’s why we’re kicking off with this series on – Future Wars. It’s about ensuring that everything that God wants to birth in your life for 2017 comes to pass. It’s about ensuring that the big life God has for you doesn’t get short circuited. It’s about allowing yourself to dream the God dreams He has for you – regardless of what past experience tries to tell you.
This is certainly going to be a year like no other – and just to start it differently, we announced that we wouldn’t be having Vision Sunday on the 19th of February. God has done so much over the last 3 months and I know He’s setting us up for our future so I want to take a little time to work through some of that. I know that the lessons learned over the last 3 months will certainly shape and nuance the outworking of that which God has dropped on our heart for our church.
Thanks so much for being an awesome church. We love you and are so excited to be back.
Alex & Sarah.