Proverbs 4:7 says, The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. In this proverb there is a very clear link between wisdom and understanding. Understanding is to get to the heart of the matter, to see things clearly, to see things as they really are. It’s the image of a doctor who has properly diagnosed an illness. What happens if a doctor rushes the diagnosis or gets the diagnosis wrong? Everything that follows, the medication and treatment, instead of being helpful, becomes harmful. What we learn here is that if you don’t […]
Well, it’s actually happened, we have arrived in Glossop and we can’t tell you just how excited and privileged we feel to be going on this journey with you all. Sara, Kevin, Noah and I are already in love with Glossop! Although I don’t officially take on the leadership of Glossop Elim Christian Centre until the 7th September, when Joy asked me if I would write something for the web site I couldn’t resist! We as a family had quite the roller-coaster in the last few weeks in Barking before moving up. In particular Noah, our youngest, was […]
Since I spoke on “The Times They Are a-Changing” whereby we discussed the fact that no one enjoys change… “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”, the fellowship has undergone many changes; in leadership; the way we are doing things; and we now await the induction of the new Captain of the Ship, Pastor Tim Cooling. However, we need to embrace these changes because we believe that God is not only in them, but is inspiring them by His Holy Spirit. As a leadership, we have been preparing the church for something new and believe that everything is in place […]
It is with great pleasure we announce that Rev Tim Cooling will be taking over as pastor of the Elim Christian Centre Glossop. As a Church Leadership we are excited that this talented and anointed man has accepted this role. He will be inducted on the 7th September 2019. We also welcome his wife, Sara and their two young sons and are looking forward to sharing fellowship with the whole family.
It has been just six weeks since the baton was passed on to me and so much has happened – and we are truly moving forward. Physical changes to the fabric and looks of the building have been actioned, and the church has been upgraded electronically. There is a newness and excitement in the atmosphere amongst the membership; a sense of excitement and an eagerness to experience what God has in store for us as a church. God is certainly doing something new in and with us! I spoke on May 12th 2019 stating that God is not finished with […]
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