Our next Grace Church Weekend Away is on 1-3 December 2017 at Ashburnham Place in Sussex, and will be led by Marcus Nodder on the topic of The Holy Spirit.
Marcus Nodder has been the senior minister at St Peter’s Barge, London’s only floating church, since 2004. He is married to Lina and they have four children – Sebastian, Reuben, Harriet, and Nelson. He studied Modern & Medieval Languages at Cambridge, and theology at Oak Hill Theological College. Apart from a brief spell in banking he has worked for churches. He grew up in Manchester, but when not in London can now usually be found in a log cabin on an island somewhere off the coast of Stockholm. He enjoys chopping down trees and open-water swimming (not in London).
"THE HOLY SPIRIT - fire from heaven"
Around the work of the Holy Spirit there is a good deal of controversy, disagreement, and confusion in the church today. And there's an unfortunate stereotype that sees Charismatics and Pentecostals as being into the Spirit and evangelicals as being into the Word. As if you’ve got to choose: am I going to be a Word Christian or a Spirit Christian? The aim of this weekend is to look at what the Bible says about who the Spirit is and what he does, and hopefully clear away some of the fog.