Nueva Vida – New Life

Nueva Vida Con Cristo is our Spanish speaking congregation. It meets every Saturday at 5pm.  Like all of our congregations, it is multi-cultural with attendees from a whole range of Spanish speaking countries including Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia as well as English people, Portugese speakers and Eastern Europeans.

To help let people know about Nueva Vida we have set up a WordPress page which will give details of meetings and activities as well as including some articles in Spanish and English from time to time.

For more details have a look here.

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Being filled with the Spirit

One of the topics we talked about with the young people at Summer Camp was “what does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?” It was great to talk with them about this fantastic subject Sadly, the subject of “Who is the Holy Spirit” and what does it mean to be “filled with the Holy Spirit” is often controversial with a strong emphasis on the weird and the wonderful. But it does not have to be like that. Continue reading

Belonging to The Church and to a church (Acts 2 v 42-47)

Last week our young people had a “Summer Camp” at home. The camp finished at our Nueva Vida Service with a bi-lingual celebration. I thought I would share here the talk I gave to round things off.

During the camp, the young people learnt about: Calling God Father, Living for Jesus, Being filled with the Holy Spirit and why we get baptised. These are all great things to cover. We’ve been getting to grips with the basics of the Christian faith. However, the challenge when covering the basics is what to include and what to leave out. There’s so little time to cover everything and the risk is that we leave something out that distorts the picture. That’s the danger here. All of these things are good and essential but leave a big hole in the picture. In fact, we could up with something that is just an individual, mystical experience.

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How To Listen to Sermons together

Sermons are not meant to be listened to on your own. The very nature of preaching is that it is a corporate exercise, something that the whole church family shares in together. So how do we stop our response from being individualistic? Continue reading