Talks on Mission

People of Peace || Sent Out By Jesus || Matthew 10:1-15

In Joel Snibson’s first talk at St John’s, he looks at our calling as followers of Jesus to be people of peace. Jesus called his twelve disciples and gave them authority to heal and drive out evil spirits. Did these disciples feel ready and prepared …

Mission || Sent Out By Jesus || Matthew 9:35-38

Tim Johnson encourages us to re-focus our hearts on mission, however that might look for you. Whether you’re on an overseas mission trip or going to work or school, it’s such an important way we can show the love of Jesus to people who don’t yet know H…

Nils von Kalm || Anglican Overseas Aid || Mark 5:25-34

This week we’re joined by Nils von Kalm from our Mission Partner Anglican Overseas Aid, looking at Mark 5:25-34. We’ve been proudly supporting AOA for nearly 30 years, partnering with them to give people across the world an abundant life to the fulle…

The Church Is Sent By Jesus || John 17 13 26

We’re experiencing a lot of change at the moment, both at St John’s and in our wider society, so it’s good to get back to the basics of what the church is. In this series, we’ll be looking at three fundamental truths of our identity as a church; this…

Open House 50th Anniversary || Paul Burgess || Matthew 25:31-40

At St John’s, we’re passionate partners in God’s worldwide mission. We support organisations like Open House through prayerful and practical support, as well as financially. Paul Burgess, from Open House gives us an insight to Open House’s 50-year hist…

The God Who Keeps Promises || Julie Blinco || 2 Corinthians 2:5-17

What do you smell like? One of Julie’s coworkers (who’ll remain nameless) thinks that coriander smells like hate. And he’s totally right. It’s awful. So why does Paul, in his letter 2 Corinthians suggest that to some, the good news of Jesus smells like…

Local Missions Expo || Mark 5:1-20

This week, Julie brings us a story from the book of Mark, of the freedom that comes through mission, and invites three guests to talk about their experiences with different parts of local mission.

Mission Partners || The Heart of God || Luke 18:28-30

“If you take the work of God’s mission out of the Bible, all you’re left with is a front and back cover.” Kat Shields takes a look at what mission looks like and finds that for the most part, it is ordinary. An ordinary life, saturated with gospel intentionality- a commitment to building relationships modelling Jesus, and talking about faith as a natural part of conversation.  Kat is a regular member of our Sunday evening service, bringing us this talk from Luke 18.