The St Paul's Way - Do Something Different

posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:03 AM by Kirsty O'Grady   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 6:06 AM ]

As many of you will know, in both our Sunday services and within these articles, we have been working our way through the 9 healthy habits that help connect us to God, our Church and our World – the St Paul’s Way. This week we are exploring the monthly habit of: “Do Something Different” meaning seeking out other Christian experiences by visiting other balloons or going to an event outside St Paul’s.

This month, my “Do Something Different” was attending the New Wine North West gathering in Aughton on Tuesday night. This was an evening of sung worship, a really encouraging message by Ness Wilson from Loughborough and a time for prayer and response to Jesus. It was such a great experience to worship with so many Christians from all across our region who although have many different backgrounds, traditions, dreams and desires are united in the loving family of Christ. Likewise it was fantastic to join together with them as a region of Christians asking God to bless us with His boldness in order to empower us to share our faith more openly with people through our words as well as our actions.

This habit is not to say that St Paul’s and the balloon(s) you currently attend aren’t great but actually to encourage us to both meet other Christians and share in a part of their journey as well as broadening the situations and different ways in which we make ourselves available to Jesus to speak to us and through us. So for your next “something different” why not try a trip to the next New Wine gathering at 7pm on 6th November at St Philip’s in Salford? You might just be amazed at what God does somewhere and in something different…