Hello METRO Church!
Hi There, Gold Coast!
We are very excited to be the new Senior Pastors of METRO Church Gold Coast and will do everything we can to provide a vibrant church full of rest, recovery, recharge and resurgence.
God will do amazing things.
It wasn’t that long ago that we felt our hearts stirred from the other side of the earth (the UK) to move to the Gold Coast. To see how God has been at work, putting the pieces together has been mind-boggling. We are so thankful to God.
We don’t know about you, but the art of moving takes a lot of energy that appears to run out quickly!
Yet the most emotional thing is the deep untying from one place and the immense, unknowing newness of the next.
It’s called transition, and if your hearts are a little weary, a little sore and a little battered, it’s a little normal. Rest assured, all will be ok!
As we called out to God, we felt God tell us that over the course of this year, He would show Himself more as a ‘lamb’ than as a ‘lion’.
We are so used to Jesus the Victor and Jesus the Conqueror, that we have forgotten that it was the spirit of the lamb that overcame the world! Many people have become exhausted by the roar of God!
The problem with a lamb is that we think that softness and kindness are some weaknesses and, therefore, hold little power. Yet this couldn’t be further from the truth.
The lamb is what Christ chose to be when he entered into the world. His humanity and authenticity proved this. The spirit of the lamb is the spirit of a friend who sticks closer than a brother or sister.
- It’s the spirit of grace and not finger-pointing and accusation (that is currently running rampant across the earth).
- It’s the lover of victims and the saviour of perpetrators.
- It’s the heart of forgiveness and the giver of fresh starts and new beginnings!
And that’s what the Lamb of God will be for you throughout 2021.
He’ll walk with you, work with you, understand you, be gracious with you and lead you to both green pastures and still waters, as well as giving you a life of colossal significance and purpose.
We can’t wait to share this new spirit with you and to see God take you (and all of us) higher and further than ever before – all by his grace and strength!
And for those on the move…. whether it be a house move, a change of friends, a change of jobs or a change of church – more power to you from heaven itself.
God knows we need it.
THE VISION OF METRO CHURCH IS TO BE
WORD FOR THE SEASON
‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’ Isaiah 43:18, 19
This could easily become your favourite scripture. The only reason why God would ever recommend to us to ‘forget the former things’ is because He’s ready to do a brand new season of new things- and there’s just not enough room in your heart and soul for both the old and the new!
God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are present in the Church near me and you. Jesus said: ‘God’s kingdom is right on your doorstep!’ (Luke 10:9)