Category Archives: around the place

The Song Inside?

I remember as a teenager being inspired by the movie Chariots of Fire and the conviction shown by Eric Liddell, the brilliant Scottish athlete who refused to run in the heats of the Olympic 100m sprint because they were held on a Sunday. Liddell copped a fair bit of heat for being a runner when […]

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Alpha Course at Quinns

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Is this it?! I am guessing this is one of the questions we all ask from time to time as we go through life. Is this all there is?… Or is there more?… And if there is how do I find it?… It’s quite bizarre that sometimes in the midst of life’s greatest moments we […]

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What Does Success Look Like?

David Phillips offers the following as some gauges of success in ministry. Read more here The number of cigarette buts in the church parking lot. The number of adoptions people in the church have made from local foster care. The number of pictures on the church wall of unwed mothers holding their newborn babies in […]

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Not a Rocket Scientist

I remember what a sad day it was when my 8 year old daughter brought home her last school report. Ellie had scanned her core subjects in typical 8 year old fashion and immediately noticed where she hadn’t done well. Her face said it all. She actually got the equivalent of 2 cs and 2 […]

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Moving Forwards

Here’s a great article from Brad Brisco on how churches can move forwards in the missional journey. Some very useful stuff in there for those of us at Quinns ————————————- Over the past few months I have had an increasing number of conversations with pastors and church leaders about moving existing churches in a missional […]

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4WD, Fish, Surf Weekend Soon!

For those who like the outdoors we will be having a weekend away in the Ledge Point / Lancelin area on May 21-23. Saturday will be the primary day for getting out and about, but if you want to spend the whole weekend then you can book into Ledge Point caravan park on Friday night […]

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Easter Camp

The QCBC Easter Camp was a hoot and those who were there had a blast hanging out together, enjoying the southern region and reflecting on the significance of the weekend. Kylie took a few great pics so I’ve posted some below.

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Easter at Quinns Baptist

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This Easter we will be having a Good Friday service and an Easter Sunday service and both will commence at 9.30 in the primary school auditorium. We’d love to have you there to celebrate this most significant occasion in the Christian calendar.

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The Missio Dei

God does a pretty decent job of mission. And we are there to help him, rather than try and enlist his help in our projects.  Here’s how one author has put it: “Mission has been regarded as an essentially human activity, for which we need to enlist divine help through intense prayer, whereas a more […]

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Chocolate at Easter?…

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Cate sent this thru today. For those who are sick of spending money on easter egss and chocolate, here’s something useful you can do. Via TEAR Chocolate bunnies have nothing on real, live chickens as an Easter gift. For only $5, a pair of chickens can provide a family from a poor community in Burma, […]

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Mrs Flowerbottom

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This Sunday the kids met someone new – ‘Mrs Flowerbottom’ – who will be joining us from time to time. She was quite a hit… and a lot of fun…

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Mighty Men’s Conference

This year Angus Buchan is coming back to Perth and will be at the Mighty Men’s Conference from Feb 26th-28th at Advent Park in Kalamunda. Angus has a powerful story and is well worth a listen so if any blokes are keen I’d encourage you to check out the website and get along. We have […]

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To Make You Think…

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British Theologian Tom Wright has written about why we ought to take care of the world we live in and why we ought to live thoughtfully. Here’s a quote from  Surprised By Hope a book that looks at ‘life after life after death’ – yes you read that right… If heaven is not our final […]

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John Wilmot’s Message

It was a great to be together this morning, to have the travellers/holidayers back and to have John and Angie Wilmot with us for the morning. John’s message was inspiring, challenging and prophetic and we have recorded it for those who might have missed it. You can access it by clicking on the members section. […]

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Praying

Starting this coming Monday morning (Feb 1st) a group of people will be meeting to pray for the needs of the community and church. The group will meet in the home of Rhona and Peter Lenegan 3 Lime Crt Quinns Rock. If this is something you’d like to be part of then simply come along […]

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Sunday Stuff

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January is usually a quiet month around the place with so many regulars away and enjoying the holiday season, but for those still around the next couple of weeks will be great. On Sunday 24th Anthony will be taking the teaching spot.  This is his first ever time doing this kind of thing so be […]

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Haitian Earthquake Options

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Danelle mentioned this morning that this organisation do an excellent job of aid work, so if you aren’t sure where to send your $$ to help Haiti then these guys are a good option.

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Gospels of Sin Management?

Here’s something to ponder as we consider the gospel of the kingdom and why Jesus was so offensive to the powers of his time… “A leading American pastor laments, ‘Why is today’s church so weak?  Why are we able to claim many conversions and enroll many church members but have less and less impact on […]

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Reimagining Local Mission

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For those who like to read, here’s a great article by David Fitch entitled Instilling Missional Habits in a Congregation – As You Walk Among Your Community. It is a challenge to actually practice some missional habits in our own backyard and become a different kind of people along the way. If you’re looking for […]

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Ready for a Revolution?

As a follow on from what we looked at on Sunday I’d love you to take the time to watch this video of Reggie McNeal speaking to the Reformed Church Pastors of America and challenging them to do a total re-think on what it means to be the people of God at this time. Its […]

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