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What Or Who Will You Turn To?

I don’t know about you, but each week I promise myself I’ll do better next week. Better meal planning and prep, better at venturing out of the house with my little one, do more during my little one’s nap time than just watch TV; read a book, blog, work, work out, read the Bible, pray… Read More

Wait, what are spiritual disciplines again?

In this blog series we’re tracking through the book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer.  Personally I’ve found this book transformative and Comer makes simple and practical our desire as a church family to ‘create space for Jesus in our daily lives through simple habits’. So far we’ve explored and recognized in… Read More

Decision Time. Do I really want this?

There’s a story about Jesus.  He’s teaching in the synagogue when a guy, called Jairus, rushes in and falls at his feet, begging him to come and heal his daughter who is literally “at the point of death” (Mark 5:23).  On the way to Jairus’ house, Jesus is stopped by a woman with a chronic… Read More

The Solution…..?

If you’re still reading this blog today then it’s likely that you, like me (and I expect most people), recognize the symptoms of hurry sickness, can see how it’s negatively affecting our lives….and want a way out. What’s the answer? Well, tracing John Mark Comer’s book, the solution is not: MORE TIME. “If only there… Read More

Losing to a Goldfish

Pop Quiz: which of these relate to you…. Moving from one check-out line to another because it looks shorter/faster. Counting the cars in front of you and either getting in the lane that has the least or is going the fastest. Multi-tasking to the point of forgetting one of the tasks. Anybody? These are what… Read More

What do I need to do to become the me I want to be?

Answer: “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.“ Hurry. What would you say is the greatest enemy to the spiritual life?  There may be a whole host of things, but would ‘hurry’ even make the list?  See what you think about these…. “All of my worst moments…are when I’m in a hurry.” [John Mark Comer]… Read More

Dream Themes

“All of them were united in prayer, gripped with one passion, interceding night and day.” Acts 1:14 In the spirit of Rewilding The Church, over the last couple of months we have used our Monday Hubs to pause and listen to what He is telling us as a church to do here in Barking Riverside;… Read More

Rewilding The Church Pt 6

In this series we have explored many different aspects as to how we need to free ourselves and the church to give room to what God is calling us to do: What rewilding the church means Putting our faith in Him and listen to what He is telling us to do Simplicity of our faith… Read More

Rewilding The Church Pt 5

“The strength of this vital defensive construction required wholehearted commitment to the same shared vision; structural integrity was the result of human connection.” Steve Aisthorpe, Rewilding Church, reviewing Nehemiah 3 Last week was all about looking for those in your circle who are missing from church; those who feel like they don’t fit in or… Read More

Rewilding The Church Pt 4

“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over… Read More

Rewilding The Church Pt 3

“Don’t load yourselves up with equipment. Keep it simple: you are the equipment.” Luke 9:3 There should be a simplicity in discipleship. However it seems it is basic human nature to unknowingly over think and complicate matters. We tend to focus on the wrong things, get distracted easily or overwhelmed by needing to know the… Read More

Kick Off Your Summer With God

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” Psalm 95:6 United Breaks Out is back again this year! Since 1989, the New Wine family, have gathered together in their thousands, on a showground over 2 weeks of the summer, for worship, fellowship, teaching, refreshment and, most importantly, to… Read More

How To Throw A Great Street Party

Following on from last week’s post, we hope we’ve inspired some of you to get involved with our Together Festival in August by hosting a street party with your neighbours. If so, we have put together a few ideas to help you create a great party for everyone! From decorations to games, music and food,… Read More

Together Fest 2021

It’s the summer for street parties – find out how to turn your street into a party and more!

Rewilding The Church Pt 2

‘Proof is easy, faith is hard…work.’ Code Black I watched an episode of Code Black (an American hospital drama where destruction and despair hit every few minutes) last week and the above line really stuck with me and made me think of our 6 week journey and Rewilding The Church. As Steve Aisthorpe says, it… Read More


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