A church that refuses to be a holy huddle

“I long to see a church that is Jesus-focused and Jesus-flavoured. I long to see a church that reflects His heartbeat. I long to see a church that speaks confidently of his heart, life and has a destiny-transforming message. I long to see a church that refuses to be a holy huddle or Christian country club.” said Mike Norris when he addressed  AGM at the St Paul’s Church in Symonds St Auckland

“I long to see a church that rises above its sin, brokenness and self-centeredness for the sake of Jesus and all those He longs to reach. I long to see a church where hundreds of thousands of unbelievers respond to Jesus and have their lives restored by Him. I long to see a church that embraces all people: the rich, the poor, the prosperous, the marginalised, the young, the old, babies and teenagers, the married, the single, the divorced, the remarried, the employed, the unemployed, the Pakeha, the Maori, the Asian, the sober, the addicted, the housed, the homeless, the articulate and the uneducated.”

Read Mike  Norris’s Address

Mike Norris – Vicar

“Rather to my surprise I came to faith in my early twenties whilst working as a corporate lawyer. I ended up helping out at St Mary’s in London and from there, came out to Auckland in 2004. I love New Zealand: great people, great beaches, great food, great coffee, great country! I love surfing and ocean swimming (both done embarrassingly badly).”

News category: Analysis and Comment.

Tags: , ,