Steve Burnhope interviews Tanya Malpass about her experience of being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour (with a prognosis of a twelve-month life-expectancy), how she found God in what happened, and how four years later she is alive and well and flourishing.
Guest Speaker Emily Smith, Senior Pastor of the new Gloucester Vineyard (gloucestervineyard.org/), shares some thoughts about what ‘obedience’ to Jesus looks like. It’s not the opposite of what we want, it’s the very best for us — enabling us to live life to the full and know him more intimately.
Guest speaker from St Albans Vineyard (thevineyardchurch.co.uk), Mark Helvadjian, looks at what success in life looks like, and the kind of ‘works’ and ‘working’ that God does and doesn’t intend for us.
On the second Sunday of his visit, Guest Speaker Luke Geraty explains why we need a ‘both-and’ (not ‘either-or’) understanding of what it means to be and do ‘church’. He encourages us not just to think about receiving, to be blessed ourselves on Sundays, but also to serve on teams to bless others, so that they too can be welcomed in and encounter the transforming presence and power of Jesus.