We start a three week series on Sunday with the slightly enigmatic title "Open House Bonfire".
We're going to look at the tension we live with of wanting to create a community where lost people feel very welcomed and at ease (having an open house) whilst also wanting to be full of the Holy Spirit and eagerly desiring spiritual gifts (that's the bonfire bit!). My observation is that most churches go one way or the other, but that if we truly want to reach the people around us we need to be both welcoming and exposing people to the power of God.
This Sunday Ben Pocock is going to speak on us having an open house, and what that means for us as individuals and as a community. He'll also be giving everyone in Bracknell an update on how things are going at our Sandhurst site - all very exciting. Then next Sunday Liam Parker will be lighting a bonfire! The final week I'll attempt to pull it all together.
Hopefully the title makes a little bit more sense now!
Hope to catch you on Sunday,