Blog Archives: June 2012

14
June
2012

Musings on the Newbigin Fellowship

A yearning for depth is what drew me to the Newbigin Fellowship. As a fairly young Christian, I jumped into Newbigin because I wanted to deepen my intellectual understanding of my faith, enter into more authentic relationship with my community at City Church, and develop a better understanding of myself and how I relate to God. The experience taught me how the Gospel sheds light on the grandest and the most intimate parts of life. Reading Lesslie Newbigin made me seriously reassess the assumptions behind my own faith, and grapple with what it ...
07
June
2012

New Life at Starfish

Co Authored by Rachael Butler and Adam Snell Over the last couple years, our partners in China have asked City Hope to incorporate elements of emotional and relational care into our annual trips. Their request opened up a clear opportunity for City Church to offer our resources to our friends in China. Rachael Butler, a counselor at the City Church Counseling Center, developed projects for this trip designed specifically to meet the therapeutic needs at the Starfish Project. Based on her experience during a counseling-based service trip to ...
07
June
2012

Musings on the Newbigin Fellowship

I joined the Newbigin Fellowship feeling like my spiritual growth had stalled. I was initially looking for a way to delve deeper into the bible and learn more about Christianity, but over the course of the program I encountered so much more.   One pleasant surprise this year was the amazing sense of community I felt from the people in the Fellowship. I had the privilege of going on a 9-month journey surrounded by caring, engaging individuals, who have invited me to learn and grow alongside them while examining current events and timely ...
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