Pastor’s Blog

Called to community 2

Last week we began our latest series, revisiting one of our core values and venturing into the big question of what it means to be ‘called to community’. We talked about the challenge of church to be ‘boundary-less’ and therefore not held back or restrained from overflowing with the love, hope and grace that Jesus…

Called to community

We had a great time last Tuesday, engaging with people of all ages at our pancake party. It’s become something of an annual event, so many thanks to all of those who were able to be involved. The event also provided a suitable springboard into our theme for the next four Sundays, as we look…

Raising the spiritual temperature

Well, February certainly took us by surprise with its record-breaking temperatures. I have to admit that it has been hard to believe that we are still technically in winter! After enjoying the pleasantly warm sunshine, I’m ready for more! In some ways I feel that the last few weeks have mirrored the environment here at…

Holy spirit re-ignited

I hope you’ve had a great week. This morning we are continuing our preaching series ‘Holy Spirit: re-ignited’ by looking at the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s clear to me from the Bible that God wants those who have made Jesus their saviour to live lives that are different. One of the main components…

God’s grace is sufficient

We don’t often emphasise our affiliation to Assemblies of God, but it’s important to know that we are a part of something that provides leadership, accountability, identity and support. The movement has always been a bit reluctant to view itself as a denomination, but sits better with the concept that it is a fellowship of…

Pew research

It was nice to read something positive about faith in a newspaper this week, as a report was highlighted, analysing data from more than two dozen countries by a company called ‘Pew Research’. The findings concluded that those who follow a religion are generally far happier in life than those who have no faith. Once…

Pursuing God

Welcome to Clitheroe Community Church on this first Sunday in February 2019. Maybe you’ve found January to be never-ending. It’s easily done but I think it’s important not to wish our days away; they are a gift and full of opportunities to make a difference. Let’s face it, if we live in a state of…

Are you on the verge of breakthrough?

Maybe you’re reading this feeling full of enthusiasm, after a wonderful week consisting of awesome blessing-filled days and you have plenty to rejoice about. If that’s you, we’re thrilled and we encourage you to give God the glory! Alternatively, perhaps you’ve had the most challenging of weeks and it seems like everything that could have…

January blues?

The month of January has got something of a bad reputation. Over the years, I’ve heard many people bemoan this particular winter month with its short daylight hours, long nights and shivery days. It’s no surprise that a calculation, first publicised in 2005, designated the third Monday in the month as ‘blue Monday’. An equation…

Making the most of every opportunity

It has been quite a week here at Clitheroe Community Church; I hope that you’ve found our week of prayer and fasting to be useful and helpful. If you’ve managed to use the time to go deeper in your walk with the Lord, well done! I encourage us all to use the time as a…