English-speaking church in Eindhoven

Posts by Francis Noordanus

Advent 2018

This Sunday sees the beginning of a new church year. Church ‘years’ or church calendars seek to walk through the outline of the Gospel in tune with the seasonal rhythm of a calendar year. This developed historically and is not the same between West and East. We are part of the Western Tradition. Christmas, marking…

After Praying For Youth In Trinity Church

For most of this year I and others have been praying into the vulnerable situation surrounding our young people or ‘teenagers’. Two things really caused me concern and motivated me to focus on this. The first was the conviction that as a church we were sleep-walking through a critical period of life for an increasing…

LifeStream 2018 – One Family’s Experience

The LifeStream Europe Summer Festival has drawn to a close for another year. However for many individuals and families their experiences at LifeStream this year will stay with them for some time! Below is a reflection on the time from one of the families attending. Our family’s first time at LifeStream was a very positive…

So You Know The Prodigal Son Story?

On Sunday 8 the All Age Service saw a number of Indian brothers present the well known parable of the ‘Prodigal Son’ in a way that highlighted a background figure and revealed the Gospel.  The drama and following message were filmed from the front row by a supportative wife and mother.  The 23 minute video…

A Call to Prayer

The harvest of youth and children entrusted to Trinity Church is large. As counted at the beginning of 2018 we had 90 members aged 18 or younger. This is about 42% of the total congregation. Within these numbers a shift is taking place from children aged up to 10 years in KidZchurch to youth from age 11 in 1Tim4Twelve and TYDE. This brings Trinity to a call to prayer.

Our Venue – What Do We Need?

Where we meet as a church depends on what we believe God has called us to do together. Different churches may have different requirements according to their priorities. So it is appropriate to ask ourselves – What meeting place does Trinity church need to fulfil its call? This question is actually not too difficult to…