Having just enjoyed being with each other at our Commitment Sunday Feast last Sunday we are really looking forward to sharing life over food again on Sunday the 15th November.
We started doing Big Lunch in November last year and have done three since then with an average of 85 people participating each time.
Big Lunch is simply about sharing lunch together in each other's homes after our Sunday morning gathering. We ask everyone to sign up as either a host or a guest, depending on their preference, and then everyone is put into groups. We try to make these groups as diverse as possible so that we can really get to know as many people as possible in our community. Big Lunch is a fantastic way to share life together and it's an opportunity to build friendships with one another in a relaxed environment. For our hosts there is no pressure at all to put on a fancy three course dinner, as it is more about building community than anything else!
Starting on October 5th, Revelation Church will be running a discipleship course called Ignite.
Ignite is where disciples are made and leaders are raised. It is a journey for men and women of all ages and backgrounds who have a passion to encounter the love of God, grow in their relationship with Him, and be equipped and empowered to impact their world with the good news of Jesus.
Ignite will run on Monday evenings at Revelation Central for 10 months alongside the school terms.
The preaching on Ignite is based on 3 central themes:
Who is God?
Who am I?
What am I called to?
In our fallen world, our view of God, ourselves, and our calling often becomes distorted. However Ignite, through a year of preaching and worship, seeks to transform our understanding of God as the Father who loves, inspires us to see ourselves as God sees us rather than anything less than that, and releases us with the power of the Holy Spirit within us to impact our world to see God’s kingdom at life.
The curriculum consists of 6 modules. We talk in detail about the nature of God, our identity as sons and daughters, and the life of a disciple. Ignite, however, is more than a course. It is a journey where people are ignited. It is all about encounter – encountering God in worship, encountering God in His word, encountering God in one another, and encountering God as we give away what we have learned.
If you are interested in the course, please speak to either Derek Garner or Andrew Benson. Derek and Andrew have both done the course themselves and can vouch for the amazing impact it has had on their lives.
We are really excited about the year ahead and to see men and women released into more of their calling.