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Trusting in God Alone – Helen Paris

I have been impacted by a book that I received from a friend entitled ‘Jesus Calling’. As the Holy Spirit so often does in our lives, He moves through another person to minister to our individual spiritual needs.
This book has met me where I needed to be encouraged to continually seek the living presence of …

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New beginnings – Helen Paris

Thankfully with God there is always a new beginning!
At this precise moment, for us the sun is shining and it brings fresh hope that there might be a summer season yet. However, as much as my nature would love to revel in feelings, and the more wonderful the better, we know that life – in …

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A New Place Of Grace – Helen Paris

At the moment I am aware I’m in a progressing transition of understanding the expansiveness of grace.
Many people are ecstatic when they experience salvation, usually the enthusiasm continues for some time. Then the Holy Spirit starts His refining work and as He peels the outer layers of our lives off, He is able to come …

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Lessons For Young Leaders: Everyone Has Spiritual Needs, No Matter Who They Are – Grayson Williams

Do not be overawed by the rich, the clever, the successful in the world’s eyes. They have spiritual needs just like any other person, and sometimes even greater than we first imagine. Trust Christ to help you reach these people and He will be there.
Grayson Williams, The Salvation Army
Related Resources
Arrow Leadership Programme (CPAS)
Defining Moments – …

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Submitted to His Spirit – Helen Paris

It is certainly a journey of trusting God for me. Over the last few months I have experienced the Lord addressing me on a confidence, maybe I could actually call it a trust in the flesh – my flesh – my health.
Yes, my being is a temple for the Holy Spirit to dwell in – …

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Friendship – Helen Paris


What a privilege it is to be granted friendships.  In my experience some of these close friendships treat us to surprises. Many people I know don’t enjoy surprises – but I LOVE surprises.
Just this week two women I know well rang to say could they take me out for lunch, as it had been my …

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Times of Testing – Helen Paris

Of late I have been challenged in my faith. The area of testing has been my health (I have a severe Dermatitis of my hands and forearms) and my perspective of trust, that if I implicitly trusted the Word of God, my request for healing would be realised.
 I found some appropriate scriptures (really beautiful) and …

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The Highs and Lows of Leading an Arts & Worship Ministry Part 2

The Arts Roundtable:
Five ministry leaders get together to discuss the highs and lows of leading an arts ministry
Brian Petak, Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood, Tennessee
Butch Whitmire, Granger Community Church, Granger, Indiana
Manuel Luz, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, California
Amy Anderson, Eagle Brook Church, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Stan Durham, Fellowship of the Woodlands, The Woodlands, Texas

Amy mentioned a “bridge.” …

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Ministry Blunders: Change Management – Rick

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: My Biggest Ministry Blunders
In the last big transition his church went through, Rick was not in touch with the lay leaders of the church. He wanted his church to move more toward a seeker-sensitive, contemporary mindset. 
Because he was so busy preaching and doing other things, he didn’t invest in his leaders …

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He Is With Us – Helen Paris

Graeme and I came down to New Zealand to be with our Auckland family for Christmas, we wonderfully saw in the New Year with a group of old friends, five couples staying together in a large beach in a place called Waipu Cove in Northland – it was sunshine, blue skies and the beach at …

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