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Pictures of the Church — the ‘Body of Christ

Pictures of the Church — the ‘Body of Christ

The Bible never talks about Church as a building, or something we “go to.” But it has a lot to say about what it means for us to “be” Church, mostly through metaphors (or, ‘picture language’). Steve Burnhope looks at one of the New Testament’s favourite metaphors, ‘the body,’ and what it looks like for us to be putting that into practice in “being Church” together today.

The ‘Death’ of the Church

The ‘Death’ of the Church

Surveys showing declining church attendance have led to the media projecting the death of the Church in this country within the next 50 years, if not well before that. In the first talk of our latest ‘Big Questions’ series, Steve Burnhope explores whether the surveys are right. And if so, what the Church can do about it.

What is the Church?

What is the Church?

Steve Burnhope talks about what it means to be the ekklesia (the New Testament Greek word for ‘the Church’) — a group of people who are both ‘called out’ and ‘gathered together.’

The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed

Guest Speaker at our Birthday Services, Chris Lane (founding Senior Pastor of St Albans Vineyard), talks about Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed and how it speaks to us about the nature of our calling to be his Church.

What Kind of Church is Worth Believing In?

What Kind of Church is Worth Believing In?

In the first of our latest series of ‘Big Questions’ about Christianity, faith and the Bible, Steve Burnhope looks at the Church. Jesus said, “I will build my Church” — but what sort of Church did he have in mind? How closely does that resemble what we see today? Is there a kind of Church that’s worth believing in…?

Why Bother With Church?

Why Bother With Church?

Steve Burnhope explores some of the reasons why, in our postmodern world, increasing numbers of Christians are separating the idea of relationship with Jesus from relationship with his Church.

What is God doing in His Church?

What is God doing in His Church?

Guest Speaker James Roberts speaks about Jesus and the Temple in John 2 and how it connects to what God is wanting to do in our lives today.