An opportunity to be surprised and challenged

 
 
Do you want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian? 
Have you got questions about Jesus?
Do you wonder if we can trust what the Bible says?
Are you new to the Christian faith?
Do you have a friend who's interested in what you believe?
 
Then Simply Christianity is for you!
 
Simply Christianity is a five-session introduction to the Christian faith, based on the historian Luke's account of Jesus' life.  The goal is to surprise and challenge ordinary people, (whether 'churched' or 'unchurched') with the unique story of Jesus.
 
There are three types of people we're inviting to Simply Christianity :
1) Christians who want to think seriously about what they believe.
2) People who are interested in learning about the Christian faith.
3) Anyone who will come because a friend would like to be part of it.
 
TMB is hosting Simply Christianity across five TUESDAY evenings: March 7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4 at 7:30 PM in the church offices.
 
Simply Christianity is an opportunity to ask questions.
Simply Christianity is a chance to listen and discuss.
Simply Christianity is for anyone.
Simply Christianity is free.
 
Places are limited, so please contact the church office as soon as possible if you and/or someone you know would like to be a part of it.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 8398 2827, or fill out a Communication Card on Sunday. We'd love to see you there! 

Impact Youth Camp 

 

Youth in years 7 - 12 are invited to attend Impact Youth Camp 2017 at Victor Harbor on the March long weekend. 

They'll join youth from Trinity Hills and Trinity South Coast to study, discuss and take part in activities focused on 'Ruth: Under the wings of God'.

Duncan Andrwes will be the guest speaker.

The camp starts at 5 PM on March 10 and finishes at 2.30 PM on March 13. 

Register by February 19 for the early bird rate of $170, or pay the late lizard fee of $195.

Please see Matt Kerrison or Clayton Fopp if cost is an issue, as we don't want this to stop you from attending. 

See the Impact 2017 event page  to register and find out more details.

 

Our children's programs will resume on Sunday, February 5, which means it's time for parents to complete a new ChildSafe Medical and Personal Information Form. 

Please click on the links below if you have children in Kids' Church, Creche, GiG or Youth Group at TMB. You can complete the forms on your computer or by hand, and bring them with you on the first day of the program. Hard copies are also available on the Kids' Church desk on Sunday.

Please contact the office if you have any queries.

Sunday programs: Creche and Kids' Church - Medical and Personal Information Form

Friday programs: Youth Group and Kids' Club - Medical and Personal Information Form

TMB turns 7 

 

We'd love to see all our members on February 26 to celebrate TMB's 7th anniversary.

We'll serve cake and coffee after the regular service to show our thankfulness to God and to you, the people who call TMB your church home.

We also welcome guests and would love to meet you/see you again.

 

SOAP Readings

Christian people routinely find that the best thing they can do for their own spiritual growth is to read the Bible regularly. And we shouldn't be surprised! We believe the Bible is God's Word and that it's through the Bible that he promises to speak to us today.

At TMB we're using a simple pattern of reading the Bible for ourselves 5 days a week, with the help of the acronym SOAP.

S. Scripture.  Simply read the passage!  You can see the current SOAP readings to the right, or on the left column on any page on this website.  If you're on Facebook, follow the TMB page to see the weekly readings in your newsfeed.
 
O.  Observation.  What do you observe in the passage?
What stands out? 
What surprises you?
What makes a lot of sense?
What doesn’t seem to make much sense at all?
Some people like to journal, that is, to write down their questions and observations.  SOAP journalling pages are available on the Welcome Desk on Sundays for you to collect if you think you'd find them helpful.
 

SOAP Daily Readings


 
A. Application.  How do we put God’s Word into practice? Growing to maturity as disciples of Jesus and learning the lessons God would teach us through his Word requires more than simply hearing.  In the New Testament, James urges us, to not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says (James 1:22). 
Some questions to ask might be: What does this mean for my life among my family, colleagues, friends, in my classroom? 
How can I put into practice the lesson of this passage in the particularities of my situation?
 
P. Pray.  Pray and ask God to help you apply his Word to your life. 
Pray and ask God to help you understand what you’ve just read.
Pray and ask God to give you a hunger and thirst for his him, his kingdom, and his Word.
 
SOAP. It’s simple. 
It’s not a special technique, but across TMB numbers of us are going to spend a few minutes, five days a week, reading and reflecting on the same part of God's Word, and we'd love you to be involved too.  You might already have a pattern for reading the Bible regularly. You are, of course, most welcome to continue that, or even add the SOAP readings into your regular pattern, as they will generally be quite short passages.
 
Please let us know how you find SOAP! We'd love to hear and share with others, how you're being encouraged and taught through reading God's Word.
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