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Christianity and Giving (six30)

Christianity and Giving

At the heart of the Christian faith is belief in a God of utter generosity and self-giving – supremely in his Son, Jesus Christ – but also in the many other good things that he gives to us. A major part of our Christian faith is then allowing his grace to be demonstrated in our lives through the growth within them of a similar spirit of generosity and giving.

The fantastic response to the recent appeal to refurbish the entrance to Christ Church has been a wonderful example of this and during this series we will think more about the nature and role of giving within our Christian faith. This will start by reflecting on God the Giver before proceeding to think about two decisive strands within Christian giving – giving as a response to God’s grace and then as a response to the practical needs of the Church. The aim is that this series – across all of our services – is part of helping us towards a situation where the finances of Christ Church are placed on a more secure footing with all of our members considering where God is challenging and encouraging us in this regard.

7 January God the Giver   Katy Loffman
14 January Giving as a response to God’s Grace 2 Corinthians 8-9 Stephen Kuhrt
21 January Giving for the practical needs of the Church   Nathan Larkin

 

Christian Mission in the 21st Century

Christian Mission in the 21st Century

From its early days, mission has been central to the Christian faith with followers of Jesus Christ being sent out to share his love with the world. This mission has always taken many forms with the message of God’s love in Jesus Christ accompanied by tangible signs of this love in care and action on behalf of the poor. However, in each generation the missional needs of the world and the role of church need to be reconsidered and our recently reformed Global Mission Group plays the central role at Christ Church in directing our thinking and action on this. Part of our mission as a church involves causes and issues in places far away from New Malden but also responding to such issues on our doorstep, such as the Night Shelter that we run in February and March for people who are homeless. During this series – which again will cross all three of our services – we will consider various aspects of Christian Mission in the Twenty First Century and how God is calling us to respond to them.

28 January How should we respond to people who are Homeless?   Jon Kuhrt
4 February The Biblical basis of Social Justice   Carolyn Lucas
11 February How should we respond to Christian Aid?   Becky Mills
18 February How should we respond to Human Trafficking?   Emily Chalke
25 February How should we respond to World Water Issues?   Alison Hill