Interrupted by God - Jack M
on July 10th, 2019
Having two children I wanted to share a few thoughts about tiredness, busyness and the quest to ‘make time’ for God. Of course, that language is what has led me and many others down a certain path. That path that lures so often with its tempting ways and has left me feeling pretty empty at times, lazy, even faithless as I’ve failed to make the time for God. There’s a different path though isn’t th...
The Bridegroom Fast - John H
on June 26th, 2019
Then John (the Baptist’s) disciples came and asked Jesus, ‘How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?’ Jesus answered, ‘How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. Matthew 9:14-15I have a confession. I love food. It’s a passion of mine. I love reading coo...
Are you washed in the blood? - John H
on June 13th, 2019
A reflection on redeeming language.I grew up (physically and spiritual) in the 80’s and 90’s. I went to Bible College and studied theology at the end of the 90’s. There was a huge trend at the time to ‘drop the jargon’; a challenge to make our language more accessible to seekers and our services more attractional. We were told, ‘don’t say and do things that are weird’. The motivation was good; to ...
Awakening Prayer - Anna Evans
on May 28th, 2019
“I find it exciting to see God outworking his plans during the morning service.”Clare Dowrick“I love tuning into the Holy Spirit with a group of others and sensing his blessing and direction for the meeting.”Lynne Slattery.“I feel that joining in Awaken prayer is a way I can genuinely serve the church. It also builds my faith and sharpens my spirit as I join with others in prayer. There is nothing...
Happy Mondays - Kat
on May 7th, 2019
Hello, my name is Kathryn and I work in HR (not everyone’s favourite profession I know!) in the NHS. My job is ultimately to support the smooth entry, development, management and exit of those working for my NHS trust. This week, my job involves me working with colleagues across the region to review pay rates for agency staff, a workshop reflecting on managing people in a just and fair way, approp...
Happy Mondays - Nicky
on May 1st, 2019
“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” - Matthew 19 v14My name is Nicky Gibson and I work for Sticky Fingers Nursery. I have been married to John for 35 years and have three grown-up children and four amazing grandchildren! I trained as a primary school teacher many years ago and had been working as a supply teacher i...
Creative Spaces - Beth
on April 24th, 2019
During our preaching series ‘Because of Jesus…’ we have created a large piece of artwork. Each week different artists have created the sections during our Sunday Service, which have been related to the topics each week.Being creative through art is one way that we can worship and respond to God’s word.We are made in the image of God, the creator and each of us is unique. Creativity is also not one...
Happy Mondays - Honor
on April 17th, 2019
I started my working life as a primary school teacher which was followed by ten years working for Frontline Church. Increasingly I recognised that one of my main strengths lay in helping people through difficult times in their lives so I began training as a counsellor while I was still working at Frontline. I started training aged 59 which in itself was a challenge as I was by far the oldest on th...
Travelling at the speed of light - John Harding
on April 9th, 2019
We’ve been thinking throughout our series ‘Because of Jesus’ about our identity in Christ. How we are hidden in Him, and how as we behold Him, we start to see ourselves for who we really are. It’s a profound mystery; how we can be in Christ and Christ in us. How you are in Christ and I am in Christ. We’ve said throughout the series how we died with Christ. Somehow, 2000 years ago, you died in Him ...
Happy Mondays - Rachel
on April 3rd, 2019
Hi, I am Rachel Marshall and I currently work for the family support charity, Safe Families for Children. I have worked in the charitable sector and for various local authorities for most of working life, apart from a season in a fish farm, and a deli (not at the same time!). I love working with people; with children and families, with other professionals and agencies. I thrive on finding out what...
It was good for me to fail - John Harding
on March 27th, 2019
At the beginning of January as a sort of Christmas gift, I was able to go skiing in France with a few guys from church. It was to be my first ever time skiing – having never done anything like that before; no skiing, no snowboarding, not even ice skating or skateboarding.Being somewhat competitive by nature (the Lord is working on my character), and knowing Jack Mariner was to be skiing for the f...
Our Values - Authentic Devotion
on March 19th, 2019
We believe that love and passion for Jesus has to be the starting point for everything we do. As Frontliners we desire to be growing in our intimacy with Jesus, recognising that it's all about His grace. John talks to Jennie Connolly about how developing her relationship with God has helped her to make some big decisions in her life. John: Jennie, tell us a little bit about yourself?Jennie: My nam...