Weekly Reflections from SCBA
Each week a member of the SCBA team puts a reflection together. You can find them here or on our YouTube channel or on our podcast channel SCBApod.
April 13th 2021
Bluebells are a promise that Winter is behind us, Spring has come and Summer is coming! Joth Hunt visits Upper Barn Copse, renowned for its bluebells, to reflect on Philippians 3v10-11, where Paul expresses his desire to know Christ in both the power of resurrection and in participating in Christ's sufferings.
Mar 31st 2021
As we approach this year's Easter, Colin Norris, stops to reflect over the events of Holy Week and the example of Mary's love for Jesus and his love for all who choose to follow him.
Mar 23rd 2021
Returning to the gauges on a car Dave Llewellyn, SCBA Regional Minister, encourages us to check the most important gauge of all and ask the questions, "How am I being filled up afresh with God's love?" and "How am I loving others?"
Mar 16th 2021
Inspired by the book "Let us Dream" by Pope Francis, Joth Hunt, SCBA Regional Minister, talks about three dreams for a better world that he shares with the Pope.
Mar 9th 2021
For this week's reflection Clare Hooper, SCBA Regional Minister for Children Youth and Families, take us to Genesis 12 to consider the calling of Abraham and what we might learn, as God's Church, from the promise given by God to Abram as illustrated by the stars.
Mar 2nd 2021
Dave Llewellyn, SCBA Regional Minister, encourages us to consider the gauges of ministry and asks why it is so important not to ignore what the gauges might be saying to us.
Feb 25th 2021
Following the announcement of Government's roadmap yesterday to the easing of restrictions, Colin Norris, SCBA Team Leader shares about the encounter two disciples have with Jesus on the road to Emmaus and how that encounter restored them, revitalised them and turn them back around to Jerusalem. As part of this reflection, Colin invites leaders of churches within SCBA an opportunity to experience their own Emmaus Encounter with Jesus.
Feb 16th 2021
Following a conversation at the SCBA Leaders Conference Amy Allen, SCBA Administration Manager, shares how she has been challenged to be more grateful each and every day and asks, "What are you thankful for, today?"
Feb 3rd 2021
Joth Hunt, SCBA Regional Minister, brings this reflection from the top of a hill above his home in Fair Oak. As he looks across to the horizon he begins to ask the question, "What might the future entail for Churches across our association and what opportunities might arise for us to serve those who live in our cities, towns and villages, in the year ahead?"
Jan 26th 2021
In this next reflection from SCBA Clare Hooper,. SCBA Regional Minister for Children Youth and Familes, takes us back to the beginning of Genesis and with the help of Walter Brueggemann considers what we might learn about God from the opening chapters in our Bibles.
Jan 19th 2021
Alysen Merrill, SCBA Administrator for Ministerial Development, considers the role of the banner in times of battle and by referring to Psalm 43 encourages us to look to the words of truth that will encourage us as we seek to move through this time of challenge and lockdown.
Jan 12th 2021
"From feasting to fasting, from excess to exercise". As we enter into the New Year we are often encouraged to check our physical wellbeing and to join the local gym or start the latest diet. Dave Llewellyn, SCBA Regional Minister, suggests that now might also be a good time to stop and do a 'soul check' to see what condition are spirits are in.
Jan 6th 2021
As we enter into this New Year, Colin Norris, SCBA Team Leader, reflects on what has been and how we can regain focus for 2021. Neither a 'hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past' (R S Thomas - The Bright Field) but a turning aside to the good news of God's presence and our part in his good purposes.
August 27th 2020
This week Joth Hunt takes us to Old Winchester Hill to see the sun rise and reflects on on the verses "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."