It is a strange feeling to be back in the church office after 10 weeks out.
There is clearly momentum to the Autumn term that I need to catch up on - Alpha at the 'Glo' bar, week of prayer, Worship day and Marriage Course. The Czech & Slovak toddler group and our partnership with the residents at Purley Park are two new initiatives this term. Andrew, Hanna & Sam have started their year team and Nathan Bailey will be the youngest person we have ever bapitised.
It's a strange feeling stepping back in to all this. On the one hand I am thrilled that the elders and deacons and everyone else have gotten on so well without us. This is what we want, have built towards and expected.
But to be honest is does all feel slightly un-nerving! Not being involved and having to catch up on all that has happened... and all without us!
However, life is change. And I guess how you respond to change defines so much of our outlook. All this momentum certainly builds confidence in Liz and I as we are sent out to plant again.