Saturday, 21 May 2016

Good news down Rob's street

Our latest Men's Breakfast took place at St James today.

A full cooked breakfast, plus a talk by Rob Barker on 'Birkenhead, born and bred.'

Rob was working in the shipbuilding industry and he was pretty convinced that church wasn't for people like him, but God had other ideas.

It was the baptism of their third child and a course taken in his own home called' Good News Down the Street', that changed Rob's life for good.

From that start he grew as a Christian and ended up serving with Church Army as an evangelist, which he continues to do to this day.

One of the men - first time at the men's breakfast, asked an interesting question.

'Church Army?' he said. 'I've never heard of them. Are they militant?'

According to the Cambridge Dictionary the definition of militant is 'active, determined, and often willing to use force.'

That's not quite Church Army as we know it.

But change it to 'Active, determined, and often willing to use love' and you get a bit closer.

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