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James Wong, Anchor Church intern, provides some principles to help us read and interpret Acts with confidence. We recently began a 29-week teaching series on the book of Acts called A Movement Begins. Our hope and prayer is that this will be transformative for the Anchor family: that we will be inspired by the stories…
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Rowan Thambar shares his reflections on praying for our city on a cold Sunday night in May. As we walked through our city in groups of 3–4, we committed everything we saw, heard and felt to God in prayer. It was awesome to be led by the Spirit as we let the scenes of the city…
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The story of Abraham is a fascinating true story about God’s promises, faith, deception, waiting and fulfilment. It’s a journey of faith that powerfully connects with our experience and ultimately points us to Jesus. Abraham—nicknamed the Aramean wanderer (Deuteronomy 26:5)—is called by God to leave his home and family to embark on a journey to…
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On the 7th of December at 2:30pm our world changed … forever! Judah Zephyr Sparks was born! It was a significant moment in our lives. We’ve never quite been the same since! Whilst family and friends rejoiced with us, the world continued on. It was by global standards; an ordinary, daily occurrence. A statistic! Another…
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‘O Holy Night’ is one of the most well-known Christmas carols. Mariah Carey’s rendition has over 22 Million views on YouTube! But did you know that the very first Christmas carol was written the night Jesus was born and performed that same night by a vast heavenly choir? That first Christmas night, a phenomenal event…
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With Thanksgiving Sunday coming up this weekend, our Lead Pastor Matt Sparks shares 10 things we’re thankful for at Anchor Church this year. 1. Jesus Jesus always is, and always will be #1 at Anchor Church. We’re thankful for Jesus. Without Him, none of this is possible. 2. New Life We’re thankful that God uses…
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Next year we’re launching an exciting and new internship program at Anchor Church. We’re committed to investing in and sending out the next generation of world changing leaders. The internship program offers hands on ministry experience, support from Anchor church staff, and learning in the context of community. We want to help you reach your leadership potential….
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“Serve the LORD with gladness.” – Psalm 100:2 The often allergic reaction to a request for volunteers signals that we’ve got something wrong when it comes to serving! We would sooner pay someone to do something for us than we would roll up our sleeves and do it ourselves. Yet we are servants. It is…
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Anchor Church has partnered with Compassion, to sponsor 46 children from the City of Cebu in the Philippines. This Sunday, you will have the opportunity to sponsor one of these kids. In this blog post, Emily Dafter explains a bit about Compassion, and why we’re getting involved. With Compassion Sunday fast approaching we need to…
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Matt Sparks is the Lead Pastor of Anchor Church. He recently spent some time in the US for the Acts 29 Lead Pastors Retreat, these are some reflections from his trip. When we planned our trip to America, we weren’t prepared for the storm we were about to walk into. As we arrived, news broke…
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