Greetings and welcome to St Augustine’s! It is always an honour for us to have guests among us and my hope is that you are made to feel appreciated here. Please do let us know if there is any way we can be of help to you… our community is full of people willing to help others. And if you are going through a challenging phase of life, or facing difficult events, please let me know if there is any way I can help you, or pray for you.
Last week it was so exciting to see an increased number of kids in the building. As a father of little ones myself, there are times when I’d prefer the peace and quiet of adult company! However as a minister, I am gladly embracing the idea of building a flourishing kids ministry. In particular, I think that a church without a kids ministry is probably a church without a future.
Kids who grow up knowing and loving Jesus are more likely to follow him as an adult, although as we know, there are many who give away their faith. And so may I encourage you to be in prayer for our kids, that God would bring them to us, that he would teach them by his Spirit, and keep them for eternal life.
We are blessed to have Angeline working with us in our kids ministry, planning their time together and loving them and looking after them on Sunday mornings. Angeline and I are meeting up regularly to think, plan and pray about our kids ministry. Our hope is that we’ll see more young families join us and that God will bless their kids through their time with us. Please join me in praying for this crucial opportunity for our church to grow. I believe God wants us to ask him to bless us!
Welcome the kids!