Today at Explore

Today at Explore we continued the Love Does series by looking at failure, why we hate to fail, and what God does when we fail.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to it.

One of the possible challenges for the week was to choose to do something that you were not going to be good at.  Here was the list of ideas:


and here were some questions to reflect upon the experience:


We were thrilled to have Kay and Jessica with us, who caught us up with what they have been doing.

Tomorrow at Explore

I loved the first of Explore’s Love Does series last Sunday!  Were you there?  Did you consider giving something up?  Did you think of someone to contact and say ‘Thank you for being with me’?  Were you ‘with’ someone this week?  Did you notice ‘God with’ you?  We were sat round tables so that more people could be talking at the same time, there was a lot to consider applying personally.
If you missed it, here‘s the video from last Sunday.  If you watch it, you could still join us this week, when we’ll be looking at the embarrassment we feel when we fail, but also what God does with our failures.  It’ll be inspiring and there’ll be another video with Bob Goff, who wrote the book, Love Does.  Your friends would like this!  Bob’s American, so we’ll have different kinds of doughnuts each week!  Last week it was raspberry jam!
Best of all, our dear friends Kay and Jessica will be with us in person tomorrow, Sunday 10 December!  We’ll ask them how their time has been so far in Kenya.
11.15am, Ottery St Mary Parish Church, Sundays 10 and 17 December and 7 and 14 January.

Love Does Session 1: I’m With You!

How did you find this morning’s Love Does at Explore?  A name of Jesus was Emmanuel, ‘God With Us’, and we’ve found that true.

Here’s the video we showed today, in case you missed it, or in case you’d like to see it again.  Join with us the next two weeks for Sessions 2 and 3, 11.15am, Ottery St Mary Parish Church.

At the end of the session, we encouraged you to consider giving up something this week.  Once a week Bob gives up something.

These were the questions we encouraged you to consider for next week:

  • What did you give up?
  • Why did you give it up and what was the experience like?
  • Did you find anything new came into your life through the process?
  • What did you learn about yourself by doing it? What did you learn about God?

You don’t have to do it, but if you do, bring any ideas next Sunday!

Love Does starts next week!

Annual Fundraiser

Here’s something new we’re doing at Explore from next Sunday.

Love Does is a bestselling book we’ve read and loved, written by Bob Goff.  It’s a book about loving well.  Your friends would love this.  Is there a family you could invite to the first week?  Bob’s American, so we’ll have different kinds of doughnuts each week!

Love Does – Starts 3 December


This is a great new series at Explore starting Sunday 3 December.  It’s based on the best-selling book Love Does by Bob Goff.  Bob is larger than life and he’ll be with us in videos.

The series is about loving well.  Your friends would like this.  Who could you invite?  Bob’s American, so we’ll have different kinds of doughnuts each week!

Here’s a 2-minute taster!