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Street Pastors

Street Pastors

Who, Where & Why? Who and where? Street Pastors serve their communities as modern day Good Samaritans and here in Newbury we have been looking after folk in our community since March 2012. This is mainly on Saturday nights (but also on New Years’ Eve), […]

Faith

Faith

Increase Our Faith THE APOSTLES SAID TO THE LORD JESUS, ‘INCREASE OUR FAITH’. I have often thought that if only I had more faith things would be different but I have felt uncomfortable asking Jesus to increase my faith as in Romans 12 v 3 […]

Leadership Team Blog

Leadership Team Blog

Leadership at Glendale

 

There are three teams which have an oversight function within Glendale Church.  Although they are separate teams and oversee different functions within the Church, there is connectivity between them and they are all made up of people with a heart to serve the Church and see God’s Kingdom extended in Newbury and the surrounding area. 

There is a team of Trustees, which oversees governance and legal issues;  the Leadership Team which is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the Church;  and Council, which provides operational oversight of Church activities. 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing these teams and the fuctions each team member has responsibility for.  This week, we’ll be looking at the Leadership Team.

 

Leadership Team

The Leadership team is made up of those carrying the office of Eldership and other leaders. It is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the Church.

 

Andy How:  Lead Elder and Teaching

As Lead Elder, Andy takes overall responsibility for the Church and oversees the leadership team.  As such he spearheads the vision and direction of the Church with Ste Bate.  He also has responsibility for teaching in the Church, and line managing the Leadership Coordinator.  Andy is also a Trustee, so is the main link between the Leadership Team and the Trustees.

 

Ste Bate:  Leadership Coordinator

As full time Leadership Coordinator, Ste spearheads vision and direction with Andy, and oversees the day to day running of the Church.  Ste has specific responsibility for Life groups, mission, outreach and worship, and also has oversight of the function of Council.

 

 

Micah McAuliffe:  Pastoral Care

Micah provides pastoral and leadership support within the Church.

 

Mark Dunnett:  Membership

Mark oversees membership matters in the Church and takes an overview in supporting the smooth running of leadership team activities. He chairs Church Members’ meetings and keeps the membership listing up to date.

 

Joni McAuliffe:  Projects

Joni leads special projects and events within the Church.

 

Rachael Joyce:  Prophetic Ministry and Young People

Rachael oversees children and youth ministry, and heads up prophetic ministry in the Church. 

 

Erica Campbell:  Prayer

Erica oversees all aspects of prayer in the Church.

 

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Easter at Glendale

Easter at Glendale

Palm Sunday found us celebrating as a family with an All Age service. The children laid a path of colourful banners to symbolically welcome Jesus, and they helped to illustrate the sermon with a washing line suggesting the range of opinions in the crowd – […]

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

PASTORAL CARE From the moment you step into Glendale Church, you will experience its Pastoral Care. From the Welcome Team at the door, through to fellowship over tea and coffee. Discipleship Groups are at the centre of our Pastoral Ministry where a small group meet […]

Glendale Banner – Liz How, Sue Cottle and Joan Norris

Glendale Banner – Liz How, Sue Cottle and Joan Norris

Sue Cottle, Liz How and Joan Norris recently created the new Glendale banner. Liz shares....

This time it was Sue Cottle - who usually sticks to flute playing - who was inspired with a design for the motto text banner. She got really excited about the idea of us all taking Jesus into the different places we go each week. She found silhouettes of a variety of characters and did lots of printing. Joan and I loved her ideas and caught the vision. We did sewing and careful cutting. It took about three days together and HUGE amounts of laughter - to complete. Joan and I had to rein in Sue's enthusiasm for too much detail, and also her desire to have a dog in every setting!

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Visit to Pioneer Centre – Rachael Joyce

Visit to Pioneer Centre – Rachael Joyce

Last month we took 22 young people to the Pioneer Centre. We left on the Friday night with a minibus and 4 cars full of very loud 11-17 year olds! From the moment we arrived there was a brilliant atmosphere, which continued for the whole […]

Glendale Vision – Ste Bate

Glendale Vision – Ste Bate

On Thursday 23rd March we met for an evening of sharing the leadership team’s heart and vision for how the church will develop over the next few years. First off Andy shared Vision 2020, an outline of our heart to sow, nurture and multiply. It […]

Kids’ Ministry – Mark Scarano

Kids’ Ministry – Mark Scarano

 

What an amazing start to the year it has been in Kids' Ministry at Glendale. Our collaboration with COINS has helped to make it possible to start outreach work in John Rankin Junior school (starting early March).

We also had a fantastic all-age service at the beginning of February that was a great time for Glendale to be together as one big family. 

Another exciting time of the year is on the horizon… EASTER! In the lead up, COINS will be delivering “Easter Eggsplored”… a brilliant opportunity to share the Good News with hundreds of children from across Newbury. As a follow on from this and as a link to our work in John Rankin... Preparations are underway for an Easter holiday club.

Heaps more going on so if you ever have any spare time…. Let me know as there’s loads to get stuck into.

Mark Scarano – Children’s Worker – markscarano.glendalechurch@outlook.com

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