Christmas 2013

Preachers for our Sunday Services in December/January are

                                     Sunday 15th December            David Cason

                                     Sunday 22nd December           Henry Coates

                                     Sunday 29th December            TBC

                                     Sunday 5th January                  Speaker from CAP

                                     Sunday 12th January                Anita Simpson

                                     Sunday 19th January                Mark Rixon

                                     Sunday 26th January                Creation Ministries

 Please note that speakers are subject to change at short notice. All our sermons are also available online should you have missed one, the sermon page can be viewed in the 'Resources' area or directly from the 'Home Page.'

Weekly speakers will be posted on here each month for you to view along with other events taking place at The Ark.

 

CAP Money Course

There will be a money course run by Christians Against Poverty here at The Ark starting on Wednesday 15th January and running for three weeks from 19:00 until 20:30. More details to follow shortly.

World Conference News

Preachers for our Sunday Services in November/December are

                                     Sunday 17th November            Nigel Bainbridge

                                     Sunday 24th November            Andrew Simpson

                                     Sunday 1st  December             Eric Parker

                                     Sunday 8th December              Eric Parker

                                     Sunday 15th December            David Cason

     

Please note that speakers are subject to change at short notice. All our sermons are also available online should you have missed one, the sermon page can be viewed in the 'Resources' area or directly from the 'Home Page.'

Weekly speakers will be posted on here each month for you to view along with other events taking place at The Ark.


World Conference News

The Apostolic World Conference was held in Ghana from Tuesday 29th October to Friday 1st November. Pastors Eric Parker, Nigel Bainbridge and ActionOverseas Team Member Carol Jenkins travelled to the conference from The Ark.

There were around 1000 delegates from 31 nations, the biggest world conference ever. The organising committee had done a tremendous job in every area and the conference was a great success. The delegates from The Ark thoroughly enjoyed the preaching, speakers and fantastic Ghanian hospitality. The theme for the week was 'Belting the Globe with the Gospel.'

The conference finished with a celebratory dinner where a prophetic word was given of God moving in the nations of the world to spread His Kingdom. The next World Conference will be here in the UK when the Apostolic Church will be celebrating its 100th Year Anniversary. 

While in the country Eric, Nigel and Carol all had the opportunity to preach in different churches in the Accra region where God really blessed their ministry. They were also able to spend some time travelling to other areas and a little trip to a local market. One of their trips to a market resulted in five young men coming to know Jesus. Pastor Patrick Fitzgerald, a pastor from Ireland who was with the group, prayed for the men and gave them Bibles. We pray they will now attend church and grow in their Christian lives.

 

Perfected in Love

Scroll down to see our course now running, taken from 1 John, 'Perfected in Love.'

Preachers for our Sunday Services in October/November are

                                     Sunday 13th October            Nigel Bainbridge

                                     Sunday 20th October            Eric Parker

                                     Sunday 27th October            Henry Coates

                                     Sunday 3rd November          Henry Coates

                                     Sunday 10th November        Eric Parker

 

Please note that speakers are subject to change at short notice. All our sermons are also available online should you have missed one, the sermon page can be viewed in the 'Resources' area or directly from the 'Home Page.'

Weekly speakers will be posted on here each month for you to view along with other events taking place at The Ark.

 

Discipleship Bible Course

A new one-off discipleship Bible course open to all this Autumn started on Sunday 6th October at 19:30pm. If you would like to come and join us you are most welcome. Here are a few details of the course, 'Perfected in Love.'

Perfected in Love

Discovering God in 1 John

According to the Apostle John, ‘God is love’.  So why is love lacking in our experience as Christians? We often struggle to love others and we can feel unloved ourselves. As we look into John’s First Letter we’ll be getting to grips with His love so we can grow in our own, considering how we can be sure of salvation, and reminded we are His children going home.

1.Approaching the God of light – 1 John 1:1 - 2:1 – Sunday 6th October 

God can seem distant. How can we be reminded of what he’s like? How can we be certain of his forgiveness? Are we walking in His light? 

In this study we’ll consider these questions and look at how the answers should impact our lives and change our relationships with other Christians.  

2.Objects of our affections – 1 John 2:3 - 2:27 – Sunday 13th October

This session will focus on what John calls God’s new, old command: to love one another.  So often our love for others is lacking. We’ll explore the implications of failing to love each other, as well as the tension between love for the world and love for people. 

3.What is Love? – 1 John 2:28 - 3– Sunday 20th October 

For unbelievers this question is at best an enigma. By God’s grace Christians bear witness to the answer; we know what love is. But what difference should this love make to our lives? Put simply, how should we love one another?

4.Relying on love – 1 John 4:1 - 5:4a – Sunday 3rd November 

For God’s love to be perfected in us, we need more than ‘head-knowledge’. We need his Spirit within us; his power to love. This study will centre on how we can rely on this love and consider the knock-on effect for our relationships with others.  

5.Know you have eternal life – 1 John 5:4b - 5:23 – Sunday 10th November

In this final chapter John says, ‘faith overcomes’. In the closing session we’ll be thinking about eternity as more than a vague hope, but as a certain reality. To move towards perfection in love, we need to keep in mind the goal.  

 

Anniversary Service, Sunday 29th September.

Our Anniversary Service was attended by 250 people. Greg Bridges spoke from 1 Thessalonians on 'Faithful Work, Loving Labour and Enduring Hope.' It was a fantastic sermon. After everyone enjoyed a BBQ and cake. Before the service prayers were said for God's blessing on the next ten years at The Ark. 

Street Pastors Meeting.

 

On Sunday 20th October there will be a meeting for anyone interested in becoming a Street Pastor or a Prayer Pastor for the town of Dover.

Please meet at the Dover Baptist Church at 4:00pm to find out what is involved and ask any questions you may have.

 

 

 

Housegroup Leaders  Meeting

A Housegroup Leaders' Meeting will be held on Sunday 17th November here at The Ark 19:00

Please see our Facebook page which also has lots of information on it.

 

 

Our 10th Anniversary month!

Preachers for our Sunday Services in September are

                                     Sunday 8th September            Rachel Bainbridge

                                     Sunday 15th September          Jake Parker

                                     Sunday 22nd September         Eric Parker

                                     Sunday 29th September          Greg Bridges

                                     Sunday 6th October                James Burke

 

Please note that speakers are subject to change at short notice. All our sermons are also available online should you have missed one, the sermon page can be viewed in the 'Resources' area or directly from the 'Home Page.'

Weekly speakers will be posted on here each month for you to view along with other events taking place at The Ark.

 

Anniversary Service, Sunday 29th September.

Remember this...

The Arena, (in construction above), was completed at The Ark 10 years ago on this week. Before the building of the Arena the congregation used to meet in the Auditorium.

Please join us on this special Sunday as we look back with gratitude and look forward with expectation for the next 10 years! Pastor Greg Bridges, previously a leader at The Ark, will be our guest preacher.

You are invited to stay into the early afternoon as their will be food and an opportunity to chat to others. Everyone welcome.

We will also be having an extended prayer time before our morning service, from 9:30-10:00am which will take the place of our Prayer Breakout event in the evening.

More photos from The Ark history books on our facebook page.

Discipleship Bible Course

A new one-off discipleship Bible course open to all this Autumn starts on Sunday 6th October at 19:30pm. Here are a few details of the course, 'Perfected in Love.'

Perfected in Love

Discovering God in 1 John

According to the Apostle John, ‘God is love’.  So why is love lacking in our experience as Christians? We often struggle to love others and we can feel unloved ourselves. As we look into John’s First Letter we’ll be getting to grips with His love so we can grow in our own, considering how we can be sure of salvation, and reminded we are His children going home.

1.Approaching the God of light – 1 John 1:1 - 2:1 – Sunday 6th October 

God can seem distant. How can we be reminded of what he’s like? How can we be certain of his forgiveness? Are we walking in His light? 

In this study we’ll consider these questions and look at how the answers should impact our lives and change our relationships with other Christians.  

2.Objects of our affections – 1 John 2:3 - 2:27 – Sunday 13th October

This session will focus on what John calls God’s new, old command: to love one another.  So often our love for others is lacking. We’ll explore the implications of failing to love each other, as well as the tension between love for the world and love for people. 

3.What is Love? – 1 John 2:28 - 3– Sunday 20th October 

For unbelievers this question is at best an enigma. By God’s grace Christians bear witness to the answer; we know what love is. But what difference should this love make to our lives? Put simply, how should we love one another?

4.Relying on love – 1 John 4:1 - 5:4a – Sunday 3rd November 

For God’s love to be perfected in us, we need more than ‘head-knowledge’. We need his Spirit within us; his power to love. This study will centre on how we can rely on this love and consider the knock-on effect for our relationships with others.  

5.Know you have eternal life – 1 John 5:4b - 5:23 – Sunday 10th November

In this final chapter John says, ‘faith overcomes’. In the closing session we’ll be thinking about eternity as more than a vague hope, but as a certain reality. To move towards perfection in love, we need to keep in mind the goal.  

Please come along and join us.

Housegroup Leaders  Meeting

A Housegroup Leaders' Meeting will be held on Sunday 17th November here at The Ark 19:00

Please see our Facebook page which also has lots of information on it.