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A church for everyone. No matter where you’ve come from, you’ll find a spiritual home, great friends and a church family with us.

    How to stop your faith from drifting

    How to stop your faith from drifting

    God quickly drifts from the centre of our lives when our routines are interrupted. This might have happened for you when you haven’t been able to attend church regularly.



    God used a man named Ezra to draw people back to him. They renewed their trust in God but as time went on the people forgot about their renewed covenant to trust, worship and follow him.



    Has this time of pandemic, where we are unable to meet in person and encourage one another face to face led you to forget who God is? Have you forgotten to trust Jesus? Have you simply forgotten to walk with God?



    God is calling you back to him.



    This message is part of our series Exiles: how to keep your faith strong when you’re away from church



    Church together is important and life-giving. Being kept away because of restrictions can have a serious impact on your faith. In the story of the Bible, people were kept away from the homeland of their faith a number of times. What can we learn from their experience about how to practice our faith as ‘exiles’? We’ll tackle the big idea of ‘making God the centre of our lives’ with real life experience and practical tips. Your faith can be strong and grow, no matter where you are or what is happening.







    To experience church online each Sunday morning, go here.



    For new videos for kids each week from our Lakes Kids team, go here.



    To connect with us, go here.

    • 23 min
    Finding God in the most difficult times of your life

    Finding God in the most difficult times of your life

    The most difficult times in our lives can feel like a wasteland or a desert. How do we survive these times? How do we find God? What should we do when we’re in a desert time? Mike Pilavachi shares some valuable insights drawn from his own life and from the Bible that will help you find God in the most difficult times of your life.



    Mike Pilavachi is a pastor of Soul Survivor Watford in London and the founder of Soul Survivor, an international movement that equips young people to make a difference in their generation.







    To experience church online each Sunday morning, go here.



    For new videos for kids each week from our Lakes Kids team, go here.



    To connect with us, go here.

    • 29 min
    How to thrive during a global pandemic

    How to thrive during a global pandemic

    What impact have restrictions had on our relationships, our health and our faith? Geoff talks with Mike Pilavachi about his experience during the Coronavirus pandemic, how he has journeyed with God and how important other people have been for him. This is ‘how to thrive during a global pandemic,’ according to Mike.



    Mike Pilavachi is a pastor of Soul Survivor Watford in London and the founder of Soul Survivor, an international movement that equips young people to make a difference in their generation.







    To experience church online each Sunday morning, go here.



    For new videos for kids each week from our Lakes Kids team, go here.



    To connect with us, go here.

    • 18 min
    How to move from poverty to generosity

    How to move from poverty to generosity

    Financial health can be attacked and undermined by toxic attitudes towards money and wealth. We must identify these attitudes of pride and poverty, and then replace them with an attitude of gratitude. The best way to express and cultivate gratitude is with generosity. As Dave Ramsay says, ‘Giving is the most fun you can have with your money!’ An attitude of gratitude will leave a much stronger legacy every day and well into the future.



    You can support what God is doing through our church, right here.



    Here is some more advice on generosity from Dave Ramsay (who we have borrowed from for this series).



    Here are some inspirational stories about generosity.



    This message is part of our series ‘Legacy: the Bible’s guide to all you leave behind.’ What did you leave in your wake today? Some people leave a trail of destruction wherever they go while others leave a trail of blessing. In this 3 week series we’ll dig into the ancient wisdom of the Bible to shape the way money impacts our life today and our legacy tomorrow. This is far more than will-writing or estate-planning. This is about the every-day blessing or destruction that we allow money to have in our lives and in the lives of the people around us. Through the ancient accounting of the Bible we find hope, healing and better days ahead.







    To experience church online each Sunday morning, go here.



    To connect with us, go here.

    • 25 min
    How to set yourself free from debt

    How to set yourself free from debt

    We are the most marketed-to society in history. Debt is one product that has been marketed so aggressively that many of us can’t imagine life without it. By contrast, there isn’t anything good in the Bible about debt. Instead we find words like “slave”, “fool” and “curse” to describe debt. How should we understand debt to use it wisely and break free of its bondage? Slavery squeezes the life out of us. God has a better plan for our lives. God’s plan leads to leaving a legacy for others now and into the future.



    Laura talked about Dave Ramsay’s debt snowball plan.



    She also mentioned Christians Against Poverty.



    This message is part of our series ‘Legacy: the Bible’s guide to all you leave behind.’ What did you leave in your wake today? Some people leave a trail of destruction wherever they go while others leave a trail of blessing. In this 3 week series we’ll dig into the ancient wisdom of the Bible to shape the way money impacts our life today and our legacy tomorrow. This is far more than will-writing or estate-planning. This is about the every-day blessing or destruction that we allow money to have in our lives and in the lives of the people around us. Through the ancient accounting of the Bible we find hope, healing and better days ahead.







    To experience church online each Sunday morning, go here.



    To connect with us, go here.

    • 14 min
    How to handle cash with care

    How to handle cash with care

    Coronavirus has thrown our financial situation upside down. Many of us are struggling and uncertain about what happens next. What is going to happen after JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments end?



    Jesus speaks into this situation with a warning about the way money threatens to grip our hearts, and with some practical wisdom about handling cash with care. God cares about how we handle money. The financial principles we find in the Bible still work in our lives today. When we understand them and practice them they will make an incredible difference to our entire lives and the people around us. This isn’t magic – it’s God’s plan for handling money, debt, wealth and prosperity.



    The budget planner Geoff mentioned is here.



    And here’s some more budgeting help from Dave Ramsay (who we’ve borrowed from for this series).



    This message is part of our series ‘Legacy: the Bible’s guide to all you leave behind.’ What did you leave in your wake today? Some people leave a trail of destruction wherever they go while others leave a trail of blessing. In this 3 week series we’ll dig into the ancient wisdom of the Bible to shape the way money impacts our life today and our legacy tomorrow. This is far more than will-writing or estate-planning. This is about the every-day blessing or destruction that we allow money to have in our lives and in the lives of the people around us. Through the ancient accounting of the Bible we find hope, healing and better days ahead.







    To experience church online each Sunday morning, go here.



    To connect with us, go here.

    • 23 min

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