Happy New Year (Methodist Connexion!)

It’s hard to believe but I have been serving at The Avenue Church now for a whole year! -which must feel like a life sentence to you!  It has been wonderful getting to know you better, but conversely you will know me better now, and will be getting used to my unique peculiarities, eccentricities and inadequacies! …mmm…..but enough about me!

  • Just as John the Baptist pointed to Jesus…
  • And Jesus pointed to the Father…
  • From my limitations I point boldly to Jesus, who is perfect.

My deepest prayer and desire at the beginning of this new Methodist Year, is that The Avenue Church, you and I together, will continue to point people to The Father, with an excellence that comes from the Holy Spirit, but how do we do that?

The best way is to love others and to do this by serving them.

Paul says in Galatians  “Serve one another through love.”

The term Minister itself means to serve. It comes from the Greek word diakoneo,  ‘to serve,’ or douleuoto serve as a slave!’   Church Ministers serve the Church, Prime Ministers serve their countries, the Church ministers Good News to the people, and Jesus is the script writer himself:

The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve” (Mark 10:45)

I believe God gave a Word earlier this year that will bring growth if we heed it; it is simple:   ‘Love the ones He gives us.

My hope is that if we fulfil this together as a Church, through friendship, love, ministry and service throughout this coming Methodist Calendar Year, love will grow and ‘The Avenue’ will grow.

Much love



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Christians Together in Newton Abbot & District

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H.I.T.S (Homeless in Teignbridge Support)

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