A very long wait – Advent Calendar 2021

Have you ever had to wait a long time for something really good? Maybe it was that delicious Christmas lunch slowly cooking in the oven. Or that gift you ordered for your mum that Amazon said would be delivered by 1pm today. Or maybe, like me, you wrote your Christmas list four months in advance – that takes a lot of waiting! God’s people waited. They … Continue reading A very long wait – Advent Calendar 2021

What is “the church” to you?

As we’re continuing through our sermon series in Galatians, I got to preach on Galatians 4:8-20 at our Wimbledon Venue. It is a fascinating set of verses, that give us an insight into Paul’s relationship with the Galatians. He tells us of how they met (v13) and how kind and caring the Galatians were towards him (v14-15). But the passage is remarkable for the depth … Continue reading What is “the church” to you?

The Flame People – Special Offering Update

“When you have finished translating and when our children read this, then this town will understand the truth and will change!” – A ‘Flame’ imam In May 2021 we took up a special offering. We had the privilege of giving £35,000 to Wycliffe Bible Translators to support their on-going work to translate the Old Testament into the language of the ‘Flame People’. This incredible group, … Continue reading The Flame People – Special Offering Update

Nesimi & Ayshad Aliyevs – Greetings from Georgia

Hello dear brothers & sisters of Everyday Church, Because we live many kilometres away and communication can be difficult, I decided to send you our update to let you know who we are and what we are doing here in Georgia. We would love to let you know about ourselves. We are doing good; Praise the Lord. Thanks for being with us, your friendship is a blessing … Continue reading Nesimi & Ayshad Aliyevs – Greetings from Georgia

5 things I learned about reading the Bible regularly (The second one will shock you)

My last post explained how reading your Bible regularly doesn’t make you a Christian – or even a good Christian – but it will give you hope, joy and peace, and teach you more about the God you worship. I started using Everyday Devotions in January 2020, and that’s how I developed a daily Bible reading habit for the first time in my life.  So today … Continue reading 5 things I learned about reading the Bible regularly (The second one will shock you)

Here’s why you shouldn’t focus on reading your Bible regularly

…Instead, the focus of your faith should be the God the Bible talks about. But reading the Bible regularly will teach you more about him, so you’ll learn more about what you actually believe and why. Confession: Before Everyday Devotions launched, I had never had a daily Bible reading habit despite having been a Christian for most of my life. Yes, I regularly felt guilty … Continue reading Here’s why you shouldn’t focus on reading your Bible regularly

Financial Update – October 2021

Friends, Welcome to the latest finance blog. Our goal in these updates is to keep us focused on our three key values on finance: Transparency Accountability Generosity The aim of values, is that over time, and through consistent expression through real action, these values become our default culture. We are getting there in terms of our church culture and hope that you are seeing a … Continue reading Financial Update – October 2021

Celebrating 6 years of Everyday Church Online

When we launched Everyday Church Online on Sunday, 20th September 2015, we had no idea the essential role it would play throughout the last 6 years, especially in the past 18 months with lockdown. We love the journey that God is taking us on and since our launch we have received and prayed for 6,170 prayer requests and seen 3,750 commitments made. It has been … Continue reading Celebrating 6 years of Everyday Church Online

Recalibrating Worship

I am not a good baker. I once made a vanilla sponge cake that oozed melted butter as you picked up each wobbly slice. It was really bad. Since this kitchen disaster, I have discovered that baking is more about science than spontaneous creative flare. A set of well calibrated measuring scales is essential.   A good set of scales takes out the guess work. You don’t have to approximate how much flour you’re adding. You can avoid making my mistake, and instead, add the correct amount of butter to your mixture. The cake turns out … Continue reading Recalibrating Worship

Do money worries affect your life?

CAP courses are starting in October! Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charity that has been running for over 20 years. CAP is passionate to see people released from poverty and debt in the UK and across the world. They partner with local churches to run money advice services, debt assistance and much more. What happened during the pandemic? Did money worries affect your life? Everyday CAP Champion, Helen … Continue reading Do money worries affect your life?