Direction December 2013

The December 2013 issue of Direction includes:

 

EDITORIAL FROM JOHN GLASS
Christmas, a pagan festival?

HE’S A MAN ON A MISSION!
Chorley Pastor John Lacy has adapted to challenges to help his church flourish

NEWS from Elim and the wider church

OUT AND ABOUT WITH THE GS
John Glass opens his diary

NEW DAWN FOR SERIOUS 4 GOD
New Director of Elim’s youth ministry Tim Alford looks at the opportunities ahead

PUTTING PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
How Elim churches are making the most of the focus the Christmas holiday brings

LIGHT OF TRUTH AT DARK TIME
Don’t let Santa become the reason for the season, argues Mark Wreford

USE ADVENT FOR REFLECTING
RTC lecturer Geoff Richardson urges us to draw inspiration from Zechariah

ASPIRE’S CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
The leaders of Elim’s women’s ministry bring their personal messages

IT’S FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE IT!
Elim’s NLT members reflect about what Christmas means to them

KEY BIBLE ROLES PLAYED BY WOMEN
Author Kenneth Bailey’s fresh perspective on Simeon and Anna’s role in The Nativity

BE GENEROUS WITH OTHERS
Nothing is as stunning as Jesus stepping down out of heaven, writes Mark Pugh

FINDING THAT PERFECT PRESENT
Our selection of Christmas gift ideas

MUSIC REVIEWS with Ian Yates

HOW GOAL KEEPER WAS SAVED
Julian Speroni turned to Christ when he was going through a tough period

CHURCH COULD BE THE BEST GIFT
There’s no better time to invite friends to church than Christmas, says Gary Gibbs

BEATING THE WINTER BLUES
Dr Sharon Kane gives her advice on the health issues that come with the season

PEOPLE NEED THE ‘WHY’ OF CHANGE
Elim minister Richard Taylor discusses the secrets to pastoring a changing church

YOUR PURCHASING POWER VOTES
Sarah Stone asks whether it really matters where you do your Christmas shopping

ANSWERS with Phil Weaver

AND FINALLY with John Lancaster

 

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