Our 2014 Annual Report is now available.
We've just published our Annual Report for this year. It has the full details of everything that's been happening across our four different hubs, as well as the work we've been doing to provide training and resources for pioneer ministry in South Wales and further afield.
Have a read below, or download it as a pdf.
The Cwtch is our new young adult community which has been meeting since September on Sunday nights in the centre of Newport.
The intention is to create a safe and honest space to worship, doubt, love and trust together. We want to share our stories of Hope, Joy, Beauty and Creativity and at the same time be bold enough to share our burdens, worries and hard times. We welcome questioning, value participation and see church as common property not belonging to one ...
Our Lab young adult community met in the city centre from 2006-2013, before evolving into our new city centre community called The Cwtch.
For posterity here's our teaching archive, featuring nearly a hundred different talks recorded over several years:
24 hours. One spin of the planet. Sunrise, sunset. Chances are good that today is an ordinary day. A Tuesday or a Friday or just another Monday.
But it’s this passage of time that we are all asked to make meaningful. As we think about it we are left with a few questions. What part of it is under your control? What part of is already spoken for with sleep, chores, or homework? And what portion of today do we really get ...
That weather forecaster may never be the same!
Even though she knew that the spider wasn’t in the studio it startled so much that she couldn’t continue with the forecast?
What scares you?
Would you freak out if you opened your sock drawer and saw a mouse? Would a spider crawling up your back right now make you scream? (I bet you just checked!)
Sometimes when we think about stories from the Bible we don’t really think of people freaking out, we only think of ...
At 11 years old, Ashima is redefining what’s possible in climbing.
She sees things others don’t. She tries things others won’t. And she does things no one can. Watching this video leaves people to wonder, “Is she a superhero?”
Jeremiah 29:11 says,
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
In other words, in one way or the other we’re like Ashima. Only for ...
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you fail.
And just like in the video there always seems to be someone in your life who shouts “You’re doing it wrong!”
Don’t get hung up on trying to be perfect. The simple reality is that we’re all going to fail. Solomon says in Proverbs 24:16:
“for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”
In other words, failure can be a test of our character. It’s not that we’ve failed ...
The things Tim Knoll can do on a bike are amazing.
He’s taken tricks that people have already done and created new tricks. But he’s also created brand new tricks that are unlike anything anyone has seen before.
Each of us, created in God’s image, is an original. There is no one else on the planet just like you. You have the ability to create things no one has ever seen before. We get a glimpse of this through Moses, who in Exodus ...
30,000 dominoes stacked up just to be knocked down for a YouTube video?
Think about all the hours that went into that. 30,000 dominoes takes a long time and a steady hand. Simultaneously fascinating and an epic waste of time!
The Apostle Paul said this about epic time waste:
“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received ...
Fear is a weird emotion.
Sometimes you are afraid of things that you should be and other times it just kind of creeps up on you like a lizard and scares the kitten out of you. Either way, fear is an emotion that motivates you to do or not do stuff all the time.
King David knew fear. Saul was jealous of David and repeatedly tried to hunt down his adversary and have him killed. This went on for years and he had ...