It is estimated that, over a period of some sixty years, upwards of 125 people with connections to St Martin’s Christchurch have been called into ordained ministry or to the 'mission field.'
A new book, Out from St Martin's, comprises a collection of engaging stories that recount the lives, callings, and missionary endeavours of 62 of those people. Ministry locations are diverse and each story is different, but all are wonderful examples of how God uses our trust in Him and our faithfulness to His calling for His glory.
As one reviewer has written, under God’s grace and passionate leadership in the parish the little church in Spreydon became a mini Pentecost with the fire and wind of the Holy Spirit coming upon those who gathered to study the Scriptures and worship God. Through the years, as faithful clergy and parishioners have kept the faith alive and thriving in Spreydon, many have heard the call of God in their hearts and on their lives, and have followed that call onto the mission field or into ordained ministry.
This collection of stories about God’s goodness, provision, and protection inspires and challenges. It’s a wonderful tribute both to the faith of those who have responded to God’s call and to the unremitting dedication and passion for evangelism and mission that has always burned in the hearts of St Martin’s parishioners and clergy.
Copies may be ordered by emailing Lyn Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org ($25 plus P&P).