Andover Baptist Church
[Starbucks Spirituality] Care more than others think wise

[Starbucks Spirituality] Care more than others think wise

February 16, 2020

It’s not intentional but what we can so often get into the habit of doing is treating church as a chance to hang out with our friends, the people who are like us, the people we connect with. And instead of creating a community which demonstrates to people that life is better connected, we leave them out in the cold.

[Starbucks Spirituality] Dream more than others think possible

[Starbucks Spirituality] Dream more than others think possible

February 9, 2020

When is a coffee shop more than just a coffee shop? When it dreams of being a "community gathering place where people come together to connect and discover new things" Howard Shultz (Former CEO of Starbucks). God designed us for community and it's so good for us all!

Deep AND Wide

Deep AND Wide

February 2, 2020

It is our vision here at ABC to reject the tyranny of the 'OR' and embrace the Jesus inspired genius of the 'AND'. We can't go deeper into relationship with Jesus and with God without being motivated to share that with others - to go wide.

[Starting Over] Release It

[Starting Over] Release It

January 26, 2020

Alex Pugh walks us through complicated waters and helps us unpack how "Releasing the past lets the past release you."

[Starting Over] Rethink It

[Starting Over] Rethink It

January 19, 2020

When starting over we need to break the cycle. If we keep thinking the way we used to think, we'll keep doing the things we used to do.

[IGNITE] Starting Over - Epic Fail

[IGNITE] Starting Over - Epic Fail

January 12, 2020

Ever had an 'Epic Fail' moment? Jonah certainly did, but he also had a 'Starting Over' moment with God's help that changed his life and many others. Chris Choules takes us on a journey of epic failures that didn't stay that way because God was involved.

[Starting Over] Own It

[Starting Over] Own It

January 12, 2020

We all need to start over sometimes in many different areas of life. Chris helped us understand the first step of starting over, realising that "we make our peace with the past by owning our piece of the past".

[Starting Over] Three Myths

[Starting Over] Three Myths

January 5, 2020

We all need to start over sometimes in many different areas of life. How do you break the cycle of mistakes and failed attempts? Chris helps us to bust three myths that get in the way of us making a clean start and painting a better future for ourselves.

[I’m Dreaming of a] Humble Christmas

[I’m Dreaming of a] Humble Christmas

December 17, 2019

"The richness of Christmas is found in God's presence with us, not in extravagance. If you want to love like God loves, give more of yourself, not more stuff." Rob challenges us to be wise with our spending and emphasis on presents this Christmas.

[I’m Dream of a] Inclusive Christmas

[I’m Dream of a] Inclusive Christmas

December 10, 2019

Chris Porter gets us dreaming of an inclusive Christmas. "If God is for shepherds you better believe he is for you! If heaven comes for them, you better believe it comes for you.

If you feel like you’re the last pick – heaven is for you and here it comes.

If you feel like you’re alone – here comes heaven.

If you feel like you’re a foreigner, homeless – here comes heaven.

If you’re the outcast – here comes heaven to include you."