Some mid-week encouragement from Tim with the Thought for the Week
We are really pleased to be running The Marriage Course this term. Produced by HTB - the home of the Alpha Course - The Marriage Course is designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Some couples do the course to intentionally invest in their relationship, others are looking to address more specific challenges. Either way, the course offers essential tools and practical ideas to help build a relationship that lasts a lifetime.
The virtual course at Revive City will start on the 27th of October and run for eight weeks (with a break on the fifth week) before finishing on the 15th of December 2020. Leon and Chrysti will be hosting the evenings, having gone through the course this summer to encourage their marriage to go from 'good to even better' and to continue on good paths into the future.
Feel free to get in touch with Leon or Chrysti if you have any questions or sign up below:
I had so many thoughts in my head; the bride of Christ, grapes ready for harvest and struggling in despondency. I couldn`t make sense of which one to share with you until in that prayerfully sleepy transition between awake and asleep I found all 3 made perfect sense. I hope they make as much sense on paper!
Rachael brought a prophetic picture on Sunday of tents, transitory/ temporary/ flimsy/ blown about by the wind; but then God showed a picture of a tent dressed for heaven. It`s canvases were beaded and beautiful, the fabric was moving with and flowing in the wind, not fighting it. These were expeditionary tents that were getting ready for a wedding.
Anybody who has been involved in preparing a wedding knows how much effort it takes to plan and every detail has to be perfect. There is an air of excitement, anticipation and worry. What many brides and grooms don`t realise that the hard work really begins after they say I do!
Stephen and I celebrate our 21st Wedding anniversary this week; 21 years a coming of age and whilst we`re certainly not newly weds and the honeymoon period came and went quite some time ago it is a celebration of love and endurance. This year for many reasons our celebration feels like a victory of many hard fought battles (between ourselves and circumstances) but a well earned victory none the less. So it is with preparing for a wedding or to be a bride of Christ. In Matthew 25:1-18 it tells the story of the 10 virgins, 5 were wise and came prepared, the other 5 were foolish and as a result missed the wedding. It isn`t something as easy as saying I do and then just letting the marriage take care of itself. I do is a verb, a doing word, it means its necessary to takes action; preparation, planning, compromise, agreement ( and quite a bit of disagreement along the way!) resilience, endurance, love, grace and hope.
Revive City Church are looking for a part time Church Administrator/Safeguarding Officer to work 6hrs per week for £12/hr. The closing date for applications is 16th October 2020 and interviews will be held the week commencing 26th October 2020.
Revive City, is a multi-ethnic, all age, bible believing, faith-filled Christian Church. We are based in Carlisle, with a love for our City and surrounding area. We meet together on Sunday mornings and midweek through small groups, for worship and encouragement, with regular prayer meetings throughout the week.
The ideal professional for this role is a flexible problem solver with superb communication skills and a detail-oriented mindset. He/she should have prior experience thriving in an administrative capacity in a church office environment. Multitasking and the unique ability to deftly handle the unexpected are essential qualities to bring to the position. As the Church’s Safeguarding Officer, they will be responsible for ensuring that Revive City Church meets and exceeds national safeguarding standards and supporting church leaders and members in all aspects of safeguarding compliance.
In accordance with the equality act 2010 it is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a practicing Christian and we would expect our Church Administrator to adhere to our values as a church. They should be committed to:
Revive City Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and adults with care and support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure check prior to the commencement of the role.
For more information and an application pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org.