Christmas is Good news of GREAT joy! Bishop Paul Smith highlights a wonderful word in the message of the Angel to the Bethlehem Shepherds, good news of GREAT Joy.
Videos shared at the District Pastor’s Conference are worth sharing. View them here.
About 18 months ago, while flicking through TV channels on Sunday after church, I came across a programme on SBS called ‘Struggle Street.’… I sat stunned, with tears welling up, what hope have they got?
We have real and practical hope through what Christ gives us. How do we respond?
Let’s sing to the Lord with hope. Bishop Paul Smith reflects on two contemporary Christians songs that taught him the meaning and heart of the Christian festival of Advent.
Bishop Paul Smith points to the surprising “unexpected upside down” Kingdom that is ruled over by our Lord Jesus. His power is shown in weakness and his strength is in serving. That is not how mighty kings are portrayed in movies!”
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese tradition of repairing cracked pottery with real gold. To consider 2020 through the eyes of the Gospel is to know that God has begun regilding our lives with his beauty!
Advent and Christmas 2020 will be unlike any other in living memory. Bishop Paul writes his encouragement for Christians to get ready to eagerly share the life-giving hope-filled Good News of Jesus Christ during this Advent Christmas Season.
In their unrelenting focus on Love, Connection, Community, and Discipleship, this generation of young adults is looking for significant life and faith connections both with each other and with older and more mature adults.
We believe that intergenerational relationships and listening to the voice of young people are important for the health of a congregation, as together we grow young.
St Paul’s congregation in Toowoomba considers its mission within the community to be in solidarity with those who need encouragement and a welcoming space.