Tagged with: community

Jesus’ Heart for Refugees

Hannah Joy |

I was reminded recently, in the most unlikely situation, of Jesus’ immeasurable love for people. I was staring in horror at an anti-immigration poster which showed a photograph of hundreds and hundreds of people walking across Croatia into Slovenia, fleeing...

International Justice Mission

Tim Frisby |

This last Sunday we remembered the life of William Wilberforce, someone who spent his life working alongside people around the world to see slavery and the slave trade abolished throughout the British Empire. We then announced that we have made...

Mama Bear

Lizzie Salway |

My Mum is one of my closest friends. She is friendly, funny and kind. At first, however, my Mum can seem retiring and shy. She isn’t someone who asserts herself, with one noticeable exception: if someone hurt or threatened her...

Old Spike Roastery

Tim Frisby |

You don’t need me to tell you that coffee is big business in the UK. Whilst the British may be known the world over as tea drinkers, coffee is where the real money is. In the UK we drink upwards...

Clever Cloggs

Emma Sawers |

I believe that when children receive a solid education, they have the opportunity to achieve their potential in later life. There seems to be so much inequality in education at the moment and often children from refugee families or from...

Week of Prayer, Friday: The Nations

ChristChurch London |

As we finish our week of prayer in this city, let’s pray for the cities of nations around the world that are experiencing extreme loss, pain, confusion or fear at this time. Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you that you...

Week of Prayer, Thursday: New Vision

ChristChurch London |

After the results of the EU referendum, Justin Welby and John Sentamu released a statement, part of which said: ‘The vote to withdraw from the European Union means that now we must all re-imagine both what it means to be...

Week of Prayer, Wednesday: Government & Leading Institutions

ChristChurch London |

Our nation is shaped by many people from different sectors of society. Today let’s pray for all those who have influence, not only as they seek to work out the best way forward in their own sector, but also the...

Week of Prayer, Tuesday: Leadership

ChristChurch London |

We are advised in the Bible to pray for those who lead us, and so today we focus our prayers in that direction. Join with us as we pray for those in leadership across our nation. Prayer: Heavenly Father, you...

Singing for My Supper

Samantha Crawford |

I had numerous (some might say too many) hobbies as a child; tennis, sailing, horse riding, skiing, dance, forcing my younger brother to put on plays with me at home. But after trying all of these, I decided to put...

God is in Charge: A Prayer for our Nation

ChristChurch London |

Last week saw the UK voting in favour of leaving the European Union. For many this has been a difficult decision. Whilst some consider it to be a great new opportunity for us, others have expressed fear, disappointment and anger...

The Heart of the Matter: A Place to Belong

Liam Thatcher |

Britain has recently been voted the loneliness capital of Europe! More than ever before, people lack community. In this talk, from our baptism service, Liam looks at Mark 2 and considers how strong community benefits our emotional health.

Friendships & Vulnerability

Charlotte Watson |

What does the word ‘friend’ mean to you? Would you call the 200… 500… 1000 people you have on Facebook your friends? It seems that in this technology-obsessed world we have lost the meaning of friendship; true companionship. Last September,...

The Heart of the Matter

Liam Thatcher |

I brush my teeth at least twice a day. I shower daily. I wash my hands countless times. I use the odd hair product and skin product – thanks for noticing! I don’t do as much exercise as I probably...

Church without make up

Liam Thatcher |

I read a story recently about a newly married couple. All was going well until the morning after the wedding, when the groom awoke to find himself lying beside a lady he didn’t recognise. At first he thought she was...

The Benefit of Societies

Anna Thompson |

In the first few weeks of university, like any good fresher I dutifully attended the Freshers Fayre and signed up to pretty much EVERYTHING. The next few weeks were spent trying to fit it all in, and the few weeks...

Stand Alone Talks: Let the little children come to me

Amy Howard |

Is it possible to find happiness and meaning in life? Where should we be looking for it? In this talk from our dedication and baptism service, Amy Howard looks at Jesus’ invitation for the little children to approach him.

Multiplicity: A Community Church

Jo Wells |

The church in Rome faced huge relational challenges, and Paul wrote them a long letter about reconciliation between different groups of people. In this talk, Jo looks at Romans 12 and considers how we can be a church were people find loving...

A recent graduate’s thoughts: Enjoy it all, even the DLR

Bex Nazar |

When I came to university I remember thinking that this was a fresh start, where I can kiss goodbye to all the mistakes of my adolescence and become the person I wanted to be. I had an idea of who...

Love London: Get Involved

ChristChurch London |

If we are to serve our city and help it to flourish, we will all need to play out part. This video, originally shown at Love London Sunday 2015, explores some of the ways in which people can get involved,...

Sharing the Centre of our Lives

Hannah Robinson |

“I thought that in this way we were alike, for I had learned to be guarded, too, in conversation. If you cannot talk about the thing that is at the centre of your life – cannot let bits slip out...

Summer in the City

Andy Tuck |

To all you Students who will be staying in the city this summer: Whether you’ve got placements and deadlines keeping you in London, or if this is your home so you’re here all the time anyway, we’ve got something for...

Simplify: Simplify your Relationships - Luke 6:12-19

Andy Tuck |

Relationships take time, effort and work to maintain. Deep friendships don’t just happen; they need to be invested in. In this talk, Andy Tuck looks at the relationships that matter most and offers some principles for how to maintain and strengthen...

ChristChurch London heads South of the River

David Stroud |

On the second Sunday in January 2016 ChristChurch London will be starting a new Sunday morning service south of the river. We will be having an exploratory meeting on the evening of June 11 (venue tbc) for anyone who is...

Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys

Raphael Arthur |

I love films. One of my favourite films is Perks of Being a Wallflower. I do not consider myself a wallflower in the slightest but I think the film has something that everyone can identify with. The search for friendship....

Friendship, Fire and a Face Full of Haribo

Elise Lamsdale |

There is something oddly refreshing about packing up for the weekend and hanging out in the countryside. This year’s ChristChurch London Student Weekend Away was back at Carroty Wood in muddy Kent, and it was, quite literally, a breath of...

London: A Portrait of a City

ChristChurch London |

London is a diverse place, full of beauty and brokenness, challenges and opportunities. We love this city and want to celebrate all that is good about it. In this video, shown at Love London Sunday 2014, we interview people on...

Loving London at Christmas

Kat Tait |

My name’s Kat and I’m a Christmas junkie! And yes, I’ll take any excuse to start doing Christmassy things from September! So for the past few weeks, the Connect: South Central Neighbourhoods group have been running a Christmas stall at...

ChristChurch London: Our People

ChristChurch London |

What is ChristChurch London? Perhaps more than anything else, it is a community – a group of people seeking to work together for the good of the city that they love. This video offers a snapshot into some of the people...

How to get Plugged into ChristChurch London

Cameron Myers |

If I could choose only one word to sum up ChristChurch London as a community, it would be the word ‘body’. It’s because I see my church not just as an organisation but as a living, breathing organism. One in...

How to Love a Community

Werner Joubert |

Just under a year ago, God put a desire in the hearts of a group of us to invest in our community. We didn’t know what that looked like, but knew we wanted to start a Connect Group that focused...

The Art of Neighbouring: Elevenish - Matthew 28

Andy Tilsley |

The number 12 was an important number in Scripture; a number that represented fulness, completion and perfection. Yet when Jesus sent out the church they were not 12, but 11. In this talk from our dedication and baptism service, Andy...

The Art of Neighbouring: Finding Community - Acts 2:42-47

David Stroud |

Neighbouring is ultimately about finding a community in which we can flourish and have something to contribute. In this final week of our series, David Stroud looks at the importance of community and considers the role the church has to play in...

The Art of Neighbouring: Everybody Needs Good Neighbours - John 13

Andy Tilsley |

How can we live and act in such a way as to bring strength and encouragement to the communities and individuals who live and work around us? In the third week of our series, Andy considers Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet...

The Art of Neighbouring: Who is my Neighbour? - Luke 10:29–37

Hannah Elwyn |

Having established that we are meant to love God and love our Neighbour, Jesus gets asked the inevitable question: “who is my neighbour?” In busy, twenty-first century London, we might ask the same question. Jesus responds by telling a story that challenges...

The Art of Neighbouring: Relationships that Matter - Luke 10:25-28

David Stroud |

An expert in the law came to Jesus and asked him what he had to do to get right with God. Jesus’ answer shows that God’s design for humanity has always been the same: we are designed to love God and love...

Time for Community

Andy Tuck |

I’ve recently been re-reading Mark’s gospel. It’s an expertly crafted story that builds in intensity. Throughout the story, Jesus demonstrates his authority over sickness, nature, and even death. Nothing can stand in his way. By the time we reach chapter...

No Rope in the Way: Building Community in Central London

David Stroud |

One of the highlights of my summer was a week in France with my son, Ed. On the way back to London we stopped for 24 hours in Paris where we decided to go to a service at Notre Dame....

Up – In – Out

Andy Tilsley |

The year is 2003. I was part of a television crew looking to expose a conman in Wales. It was exciting. I’ve always thought of myself as a character in a James Bond movie (I’ll leave you to guess which...

Cross Roads: Luke 8:19-21

David Stroud |

When he heard that his family had come to see him, Jesus declared ‘my mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.’ This week David looks at the themes of community and relationship.

Foodbank

Tim Frisby |

For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay, illness or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry. Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying...

Riots. What on earth do we do?

Andy Tilsley |

London is a mess. Like everyone else I’ve been shocked, saddened, angered, frustrated, watching so many images of violence, destruction, animosity and downright hatred. I was in Tottenham just before the riots broke out on Saturday, and you would never...

LittleBig Church: Fighting for Unity - Ephesians 3:14; Ephesians 4:6

Andy Tilsley |

The word ‘university’ literally means ‘unity in diversity.’ This is a brilliant picture of what God wants for His church; a diverse people who are deeply united and closely knit. This week, we will look at Paul’s prayer for the...

LittleBig Church: Dead Men Walking - Ephesians 2:1-10

Liam Thatcher |

Ephesians two opens with three vivid pictures of man’s predicament without God, and three ways in which the good news of Jesus meets our deepest needs.

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