Go Cats!

Cats Tonight the 2009 Australian Football League Season kicks off with a sold-out game at the MCG between traditional rivals the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues. It's also former team-mates Ben Cousins vs Chris Judd.

The excitement amongst avid footy fans is building … while many others are wishing for a longer break 🙂

I'm more excited about tomorrow night's Grand Final re-match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Geelong Cats.… Read the rest

The Husband Store

A friend (a woman!) sent me this … you've gotta laugh …

THE HUSBAND STORE

A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:
 
You may visit this store ONLY ONCE!
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Melbourne

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Here are a few statistics from our beautiful city of Melbourne given at the recent Transforming Melbourne research launch:

  • Melbourne is growing by 44,000 people per year. It will become Australia's largest city in the next 20 years.
  • Although church attendance is not keeping up with population growth, there are still more people attending church than the AFL (Australian Football League)!
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Transforming Melbourne

Melbourne Transforming Melbourne is a ministry that exists to unity, servanthood, and prayer to see the church become a united missionary movement for our city. Recently, this ministry has been a catalyst for a major research project aimed at giving an accurate picture of the current condition of the church in Melbourne, a metropolis made up of 31 different cities or municipalities.Read the rest

Generation Y

The Silent Generation … people born between 1925 and 1945.

The Baby Boomers … people born between 1946 and 1964.

Generation X … people born between 1965 and 1982.

Generation Y … people born between 1983 and 1997.

Why do we call the last group of people Generation Y?… Read the rest

re-Imagining Church (Pt.5)

Re-Imagining
The church that Jesus is building is a community of Christ-followers empowered by the Spirit to …

4. Participate in God's Mission in the World.

God was not comfortable to continue for eternity with the amazing loving community he has always experienced.… Read the rest

re-Imagining Church (Pt.4)

Re-Imagining
The church that Jesus is building is a community of Christ-followers …

3. Empowered by the Spirit.

One of the most important keys to Jesus’ life and ministry was the fact that his entire ministry by being empowered by the Spirit (Mark 1:10; Luke 4:1, 14, 18-21).… Read the rest

re-Imagining Church (Pt.3)

Re-Imagining
The church that Jesus is building is … a community of

2. Of Christ-Followers.

When Jesus called his first disciples, it was not just about community. He was calling them to leave what they were doing and to follow him, and eventually to become like him.… Read the rest

re-Imagining Church (Pt.2)

Re-Imagining
The church that Jesus is building is …

1. A Community

God, in his very nature, is a community of three persons united as one, existing in loving relationship. When God created human beings he created them to also do life in community.… Read the rest