It’s less than four weeks until SCHOOL OF THE HEART. We are excited about this life-changing week, as students encounter God’s love for them and find true change and freedom at a heart level.
Why not take some time out for your own heart this summer?
The Bible lets us know that all the issues of a person’s life are intricately connected to the state of their heart. God instructs us to look after our hearts diligently. Yet in reality, we forget. We become easily distracted. We give our time and resources to other things which appear more pressing or exciting. Yet in doing so, we pass over opportunities to become more free and more healthy inside, rather than reacting to life out of our wounds and disappointments.
In Golden Valley Church, we prioritise the healing of the heart as a primary value of who we are and what we teach and do. We understand that “hurt people hurt people”. We understand that God is calling us all into greater intimacy with Himself, and into stronger levels of faith. These things can only happen as our hearts are as they should be. So many Christians know in their heads that they are loved by God, but so many never enter this reality in a living and felt way from their hearts. The embrace of a loving Father is so often a theory rather than a living and life-giving experience. We want to help that to change!
Come along to the Summer School of the Heart and allow God to meet you and bless you at a heart level!
- The importance of the heart
- The love of God the Father
- Heart issues and conditions
- Hearing the voice of God
- Forgiveness and freedom
- Fresh sensitivity and intimacy
- Faith and hope
- Generational iniquity
- Soul ties, inner vows, ungodly beliefs
- Living in continual belovedness
- …and more!
The school runs from Monday afternoon 24th July until Friday lunchtime on the 28th July 2017, from 9:30am until 5:00pm, plus Wednesday evening from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, at the Firehouse, Newton Avenue, Coney Hill, Gloucester. That’s four full days of encountering God’s love! There will of course be breaks for coffee and lunch. The School will consist of worship, teaching, prayer, small groups, soaking, and learning to hear God better for yourself.
Sign up and we will get you registered for a life-changing summer experience! Sessions will be led and taught by Wes & Sharron Boxall and Rebecca Boucker [Golden Valley Church], and others.
We are excited to have Jeremy and Connie Sinnott back with us this week in Golden Valley Church for a mid-week conference.
Jeremy and Connie are loved ministers in GVC and it’s a joy to be welcoming them to Gloucester again. They come from a Barrie, Ontario where they currently pastor the new “Catch the Fire” church plant out of Toronto.
There is no charge for these meetings but offerings will be taken up.
Next week we have David Silver from “Out of Zion Ministries” in Golden Valley Church, on Tuesday 14th February.
David has been a regular visiting speaker in Gloucester for a number of years, and we are pleased to host him here on this occasion.
He will be speaking on World Events in the Light of Bible Prophecy. The meeting commences at 7:30pm.
On Saturday we came to the end of this series of “Deeper Heart Days”. We truly thank God for all that He has achieved during these three Saturdays. Many have testified to fresh revelation, greater freedom, and real heart changes taking place.
We passionately believe that our hearts are the centre and source of all we are, say, and do. They determine what we long for, what we pursue, and what we hold back or hide from. Prov. 4:23 tells us to keep watch over our hearts above everything else we do, because all of life comes from them. God told the prophet Samuel that He doesn’t focus on outward appearances like human beings do, but He looks into what is going on in the inside; in the heart of a person. Jesus told a story explaining four types of heart condition. He said to His followers that unless they grasped the meaning of this story, none of the others would make sense to them.
Let’s continue to allow God to probe our hearts, and then to heal, soften, and clean them up. We all need this, whoever we might think we are.
What a fantastic time it has been in Golden Valley Church with Melinda and Bill Fish back in the House, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We love their genuineness, humour, and true desire for God.
By Jean Packer
Peter Jackson from Toronto, shared with us a wonderful encounter where he found himself looking into the eyes of God his father. He saw Gods eyes gazing at him with such inexpressible delight and unconditional love that astounded him and totally ‘undid’ him. This experience has transformed his life entirely. He has never been the same again and he now longs for the body of Christ to realise their full inheritance and walk as true sons and daughters of God on this earth. Peter carries one message from God. In his own words, he plays a one string guitar, and it’s always in tune!
Peter reminded us that our father delights in each one of us just as we are. His love is unconditional because all of the conditions were met by Jesus. He loves the worst of the worst in a wild and reckless love and we can allow ourselves to be wrecked by His love. Wow! How do we do this? So often we live under the law of sin and death, comparing and competing with one another and finding we fall short. This is shame based. We are either living out of a blessing or a curse. Galatians says we are one in Jesus. This is the truth but do we believe it? It’s easier to believe the bad stuff about ourselves. We cannot live out of two opinions as this is double-mindedness. Only God’s opinion is the truth and good news has to be freely received.
God wants to work in us from the inside out and turn us upside down. We are His church and are not our own as we’ve been bought with a great price and God is only interested in our complete transformation. Religion is working from the outside in. Christianity is working from the inside out. Peter admonished us to let God out!
God wants to give us His power to glorify Him in this world but he can only give it through humble hearts. Power is dangerous in the hands of an orphan. Humility is the currency of the kingdom of Heaven and Heaven is a kingdom of honour. Jesus prayed that “all of them may be one” He went to the cross to give us redemption, but not just redemption but also adoption and placed as an older son to the father. He has brought us ALL of the way in. We are co-heirs with Christ! It’s not adoption papers but a bonding – the spirit of adoption.
We are so thankful for the truth that has been brought to our hearts over the weekend. Peter has urged us to be as vulnerable as we are able so that we become all who we are called to be. We must remember that God never allows us to be tested more that we can bear. We can let an avalanche of grace comes down the mountain to surround us. Lets step out in faith and risk it. Open up the gates of Heaven so that the King of Glory will come in!
Like Father, like son and daughter. That’s God’s desire for us – to know Him as He is, and to be like Him. Jesus lived with a secure identity as Son of the Father. His desire is for us to live in the security of Sonship too. This weekend conference will take us deeper in the Father’s love.
It will be a pleasure to welcome Peter Jackson in Golden Valley Church, from Toronto, in May as our speaker.
Peter and Heather Jackson
Peter and Heather Jackson were the founding directors of the Catch The Fire School of Ministry (SOM) in 1995, as the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was beginning to spread worldwide.. Their vision for the SOM came from many years of experience teaching and directing ministry schools with Daystar Ministries and Youth With A Mission (YWAM).
For more than thirty years now, they have been privileged to impart the revelation of the Father’s love and Sonship in churches, conferences and encounter retreats all over the world.
Go to Eventbrite to register for this event. Early booking is advised, as places may be limited.