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Relational Mission - Body, mind and spirit [Issue #86]

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July 13 · Issue #86 · View online
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Body, mind and spirit
For many of us, the pace of life slows a little over the summer, giving us some much needed rest for the body. It can also be an opportunity to feed our minds with something other than the urgent demands placed on it throughout the year.
In the Gospels we are told that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. So how could you use this summer to love God with your mind?
How about:
  • Podcasts? Don’t forget all the main sessions and most of the Leadership seminars and Sent seminars from COURAGE are now available to download - you can feed your mind while relaxing your body at the beach!
  • Books? As well as Mike’s book A Way of Life (available in Dutch and English), the Pathways from Poverty team have put together a list of books focused on caring for our broken world, and this list on the website GoodReads contains many books written over the years by authors across the Newfrontiers family of churches.
  • Articles? If you need something shorter than a book, check out the Newfrontiers news page to find out what is happening across the spheres, or for a bit more theological depth, the Think Theology website, with articles from Andrew Wilson and others to get your mental juices flowing.
Identity in Christ
Tom Scrivens and a group of others from Hope Church Ipswich recently attended the “Identity in Christ” conference put on by Living Out - an organisation which aims to help Christian brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction stay faithful to biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time. 
This is a key issue that faces many in our congregations, and it is important that we make the time and effort to learn about it. The main speakers at the conference were Tim and Kathy Keller, who have pastored many in the midst of these issues over the years. Read Tom’s report to get an insight into what he learned, and visit the Living Out website for more excellent and helpful resources.
Identity in Christ conference report
This week...
It’s not too late to sign up for a whole year of learning-on-the-job in a placement with one of our churches and church plants across the UK and Europe. Watch the video to learn more…
ID: Intentional Discipleship on Vimeo
…then have a look through our list of opportunities to see where God might be leading you.
Learn about our family
Gordon Watson
Visiting @cccmedway today for a special celebratory #nationssunday marking 25 years since being planted out of Dartford in 1993. Looking forward to hearing updates from friends on mission in Vietnam 🇻🇳, Mozambique 🇲🇿, India 🇮🇳 & of course not forgetting #Sittingbourne 🇬🇧
9:43 AM - 8 Jul 2018
Nations Sunday, CCC Medway
City Church Cambridge
In our main hall right now: our Songwriting City Group are soundchecking before an evening where they teach us some of the songs they've written this term. Kicking off at 8pm!
7:49 PM - 10 Jul 2018
Community Church
We have baptisms planned for 22nd July at our Chafford site. Speak to your Life Group leader or an elder if you are interested in being baptised. Baptisms are restricted to just our Chafford site so ask about it wherever you meet! @chadwellchurch @basildonchurch @ockendonchurch https://t.co/LWs2dAbIMh
12:13 PM - 10 Jul 2018
Why not also check out...
The recording of our live link from our last #ENOUGH evening is now available! @MikeBetts shares on ‘God of Angel Armies - the role of Angels in corporate prayer’. #prayersofmany
Enough LIVE - June 2018 on Vimeo
Click the picture to visit the events page and see what's coming up.
Newfrontiers News
Understanding Islam
Support our family
At the ENOUGH prayer night a couple of weeks ago, we prayed for two new church plants and a need in all our towns and cities: the police. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing their videos (though you can find them all now on our Vimeo page) and their prayer points. First up is Hafen Kirche, Brunsbüttel.
Enough#11 Pioneering - Hafen Kirche, Brunsbuttel on Vimeo
They would value your prayers for: 
  • The grace of God over the church, the city and the area
  • For strong leadership
  • Becoming a real family together
Thank you!
Pray for our pioneers in Brunsbüttel
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