17th November 2023

Open to God, Open for all.

We are rightly and properly proud at Tyndale that we are open to all who come in to the building; it is a sanctuary in more ways than one. This week I have received a little reminder that I must not let my pride in what God does through us lapse into complacency. It is still possible for someone to come in and not feel the warm welcome we would hope for despite everyone’s prayerful best efforts.

An interesting aspect of the Renew Wellbeing café is the provision of something on the tables to do. Even if you don’t want to talk, there is a place where you can join in. Or somewhere you can sit quietly by yourself if that’s what you need.

We enjoyed a lunch together this week to discuss the changes to Tuesday mornings and I (eventually!) showed a short training video which introduces the Renew Wellbeing philosophy. Some people there felt that it really spoke to them; a new way of mission, perhaps.

If you would like to see the video for yourself then you can find it by following this link.

Let us pray that the Renew Wellbeing way broadens our welcome so that when we say “all” the all gets bigger and even more inclusive!

Nick Parsons