Creating a Culture of Welcome

“Culture eats strategy for Breakfast”– Peter Drucker Research suggests that new people are looking for a welcoming church, rather than a friendly church. A friendly church is one where the members are friendly to each other; a visitor will see this but don’t know how to break into those friendships....

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Site Update – St Silas

The St Silas Team has grown this year. The Staff now serving the congregations and ministries at North Balwyn includes: Rev’d Tracy Lauersen Coordinating Minister for the St Silas Site and leader ten am and six pm services. Rev’d Richard Bruce Assistant Minister and leader, 9am Congregation Tim Horman Assistant...

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Site Update – St Hilary’s

This month we head into the crazy television season of the Olympics. During this season everyone seems to become an “expert” on sports that they haven’t seen since the last Olympics. For me it is the swimming that always interests me, even though I couldn’t name one Australian swimmer this...

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St Silas Update

Recently a number of St Silas parishioners joined in our ‘Mission Sunday’ program. Once a term we cancel our Ten Am Service and try to think of things we can do together to serve our local community or things we can invite friends along to. Despite the rain, our most...

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