Get Ready To Suffer (And Be Very Glad!)
1 Peter 3:8-18, 4:1-4, 12-19
The idea of suffering for our faith is something that in the present climate seems to be becoming a more immediate possibility. The same was true of the first readers of 1 Peter, and Peter’s advice to them is incredibly relevant to us today, especially the seemingly strange exhortation- to ‘be very glad’.

 
November
24
Speaker
Jonny Mellor
Shining For Jesus By Submitting For Jesus
1 Peter 2:13-3:7
This passage of the Bible *SEEMS* to support slavery, the patriarchy and passivity in the face of corrupt rulers. How can this be good news for us today? Jonathan unpacks Peter's thinking, showing some crucial context and encouraging each of us to Christlikeness in the face of opposition.

 
November
17
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
How Do I Deal With Disappointment? | Big Questions
Luke 24:13-21
How do we walk through the disappointments that come our way? What helps? What doesn't help? Rich explores as part of our Big Questions morning at Churchcentral South.

 
November
10
Speaker
Rich Pitt
Karen's Story & Q+A
As part of the Churchcentral South Big Questions morning, Karen shared two stories of disappointment from her life, and gave insights on what it has looked like to walk in the midst of those events. Followed by a Q+A session. ***Includes a story of suicide*** 

 
November
10
Speaker
Karen Edmondson & Rich Pitt
Who Is Your Shepherd?
1 Peter 5:1-4
In these times, our culture is desperately cynical about leadership, and for good reason. Yet somewhere deep down, we also seem to be aching for something better, for good leadership. At Churchcentral ONE, Jonathan unpacked to us our leadership options - the culture, religion, ourselves, or Jesus.

 
November
03
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
South Eldership Update
Recorded at the South prayer meeting, Jonathan gives an update on leadership at Churchcentral South, announcing proposed new elders while encouraging all of us to play our part. *Apologies for the poor quality of the recording*

 
October
27
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
Selected Series
West Site Talks
[ 19 Episodes ] 08 January 2017 - 20 October 2019
19
West Eldership Update & Following Jesus
Mark 1-2
Jonathan unveils the new proposed elders for Churchcentral West, shares some further important news, before turning to Mark's gospel and calling each of us to follow Jesus in this next season.

 
October
20
Speaker
Jonathan Bell
18
The Road To Emmaus
Luke 24:13-35
In a world of trouble and difficulty, what can we learn from Jesus' encounter with two disciples on the road to Emmaus? Andy helps us in his final message as part of Churchcentral before he and Heather head to their new adventure.

 
September
22
Speaker
Andy Martin
17
Confidence In The Gospel
Romans 1:16-17
Our vision is to see Jesus the most talked about person in Birmingham. In a climate with many challenges to our confidence in the Gospel, Paul’s opening chapter to the church in Rome has a number of encouragements for us.

 
June
09
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
16
The Spiritual Battle | West Site Family Service
Ephesians 6:10-18
The Bible talks about church as family, but also as an army. In this all-age message, we consider what it means to fight as God’s soldiers, while having loads of fun dressing up!

 
January
06
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
15
Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly
Micah 6
Micah’s plea for social justice rings as true for our times as it did 700 years before the birth of Jesus. We take a snapshot of life in pre-exile Judah to see that God seeks for us to change the world for the better because of the amazing change that he’s brought about in us.

 
December
09
Speaker
Stephen Rose
14
CAP Life Skills Launch
Matthew 5:14-16
Oldbury-born Tyrone shares his powerful story of how he and his family were loved and helped through the local church. He also shares the vision behind CAP Life Skills, as it launches out of our West Site.

 
November
11
Speaker
Tyrone Reid
13
Getting Ready For Growth
Isaiah 54:1-5
Here we look at three prophetic commands to God’s people in the context of his growing kingdom and ask ourselves; how can we prepare for growth?

 
October
14
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
12
It's Time To Shine
Matthew 5:14-16
Jesus calls his followers to let their light shine. Owen explains Churchcentral’s vision and how this is being outworked at West site over the coming term.

 
September
09
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
11
What Does The Worshipping Church Look Like?
1 Peter 2
What happens when a lot of living sacrifices come together? This passage explains; we form the temple of God and serve as priests of God, resulting in others seeing the goodness of God. This has huge implications for how we each approach Sunday mornings.

 
September
02
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
10
The Highs And Lows Of Parenting
Ephesians 6:4
Parenting is a huge privilege, but it can also feel like a rollercoaster of emotions. However, as Christians we are not alone and we have wisdom because of God and His word. This means we can train and instruct our children and learn to banish guilt from our parenting.

 
June
03
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
09
The Power Of Forgiveness
Matthew 18:21-35
Forgiveness is such an important foundation for any Christian and for any church community. Here we see 5 common mistakes Christians make in this area & how Jesus calls us and helps us to forgive.

 
May
06
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
08
The Power Of The King
1 Corinthians 4:20
God’s kingdom always shows itself in power because God’s power is limitless. He is committed to healing people today. We need to walk through disappointment in this area and respond with faith & obedience.

 
February
04
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
07
The Service Of The King
John 13:1-7
The only people suitable to represent Jesus are the lowly, the humble, the self-denying. Here Jesus sets a pattern for our lives together as the community of God’s kingdom: ‘go low’ to serve and bless others.

 
January
21
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
06
The Hospitality Of The King | West Site
1 Peter 4:8-9
The church is the community of God’s Kingdom. Our life together is a demonstration of the good news and a foreshadow of that which is to come when Jesus returns. Through practicing hospitality we invite people into an experience of the grace of God and reflect the fact that he has called us from the outside into his household, where he has prepared a place for us at his table.

 
January
07
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
05
Faith For The Future: West Site Vision Talk
Hebrews 11:1-3
What are you looking forward to? When you look at the future, do you see reason for hope? As Christians we have a solid and secure foundation for hope, based on what God has said and done. As a church and a site, God has a bright future for us. How do we get there? Owen shares...

 
November
05
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
04
Wrestling With God | West Site
1 Corinthians 12
If you wrestle with issues relating to God you are probably on the right track to getting to grips with truth. So how can we wrestle with God for all of the gifts he promises? Why is the example of a mustard seed used to describe the Kingdom of God and how can these ideas enable us to begin to be fruitful?

 
October
01
Speaker
Mark Mitchell
03
Jesus' Work In A Word: Transformation
Isaiah 61:1-4
This passage shows us quite simply why Jesus left heaven and came to earth. It’s his mission statement, from which we learn that he came to transform people’s identity & destiny.

 
September
03
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
02
Finding Your Place In The Body Of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:4-14
Jesus gave up his body willingly because he knew God had a plan, to give him a new body that would continue his ministry on earth. That’s us, the church of Jesus; the Body of Christ. It’s important that we find our place in the body through getting to know the Holy Spirit, discovering our gifts, and playing our part.

One-off Talks
January
15
Speaker
Owen O'Brien
01
Vision in a Time of Uncertainty
Ephesians 3:14-21
In these verses Paul is praying for the churches in Ephesus and the wider region. The social and cultural issues Jesus' followers were living in were not that dissimilar to the ones we face today. What was Paul's passion and prayer for the church and how it should live and what can we learn for the 21st Century?

 
January
08
Speaker
Andy Martin
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