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About brandnewheartnz

Brand New Heart Ministries is a charitable organisation designed to honour, protect and nurture the new hearts given us in Christ and also, the eternity set in every person’s heart. God wants a heart to heart relationship with us!

Rethinking Church: Movements

Hi everyone. Rob here. Let’s start today’s post by putting together some of the thoughts in the last few posts. Let’s be small and nimble, rather than large and fixed. Part of that is to not own buildings. Let’s meet … Continue reading

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Rethinking Church: Get Radical

Hi everyone. Rob here again. In the last blog I introduced the idea of 12 step recovery groups being a potential model for a new way of doing church. They travel light, stay committed to their message and every member … Continue reading

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Rethinking Church: The Meeting Serves the Message

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I started a discussion on the future of church, particularly in the Western World. The church is the body of Christ whose purpose is to reflect the head; Jesus Christ. I asked the question: … Continue reading

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Rethinking Church

Greetings everyone. Rob here. One of the things I’ve been thinking about over this time is the future of church. I sometimes think we forget that the church is the embodiment of the Gospel – the good news about Jesus … Continue reading

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Exposing Our Motives

Hi everyone. Rob here. What an incredibly difficult time this is to be a leader! From Presidents and Prime Ministers to pastors and parents, the ability to lead is being tested. Unpopular decisions have had to be made, moral dilemmas … Continue reading

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Let The Good Seed Grow

Hi everyone. Rob here. As we seek to interpret the times we’re living in, I find that it’s hard to go past Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds in Matthew 13:24-30. A farmer plants good seed in his … Continue reading

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All In

Hi everyone. Rob here. It’s a beautiful Autumn day here in Hamilton, NZ. The leaves in my neighbourhood are changing colour quite dramatically. A few are out mowing their lawn. There are people walking the dog and playing with their … Continue reading

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