I would like to thank all of the people of the Fringe Church for making me feel so welcome. The sermons of Ron and Mike were beautiful. The compassion from everyone is unbelievable. Everyone's so friendly. Got to say - I've never seen so many people saved. We all have problems in life - whether its depression, anxiety, panic attacks, drugs or alcohol. The church doesn't stop with the Sunday service. Ron and Mike invited me out for coffee to get to know me and see how I am going. Thank you God for the calling of these two pastors, and to the Fringe Church. Very much needed in our society. May God Bless you all. And a big thank you to XXXXXX for inviting me. Thank you all.
WOW, what a year in my year with Fringe I have been made new. A year ago, I was a different man lost and alone. I felt I had no way out of the situation. It felt like the world was made for my punishment. At Christmas 2015 I tried to end it all. After giving myself to God l went and fell before Christ at the cross and gave him all my pain my failed life and in return, he gave me all. Now I am at peace and I have found a brotherhood who love and support me through life. While I have been at The Fringe Church I have been blessed to see miracles abundant in all our life’s who are walking with the fringe. I do not know what the future holds but I am looking forward to seeing where God sends us next. Loving life on the fringe.
Rock the Boat I work as a criminal defence solicitor in southeast Queensland and have worked in criminal law for the past fourteen years. During the time I have worked in this position, I have represented numerous clients in a broad variety of circumstances, including persons with serious substance abuse issues, mental health issues, and traumatic family backgrounds. I am an atheist personally. However, it has become evident that a significant number of my clients, who have best recovered from their issues and who cease to re-offend, have done so with the assistance of a good church. I had the pleasure of meeting ***** from the Fringe Church and ******* from the local Anglican Church some time ago. They were providing both assistance and guidance to a long term client of mine. I could see an enormously positive change in my client in the months that he had engaged with these churches, and it is very apparent that my client has been greatly assisted by his engagement with them.
What has The Fringe Church meant to me?
I've watched The Lord grow people in their relationship with Jesus, me included.
Looking at the different people who attend, I've seen the acceptance of people who some Churches may not want amongst the gathering. I've watched as The Lord continues to renew our thinking to match His Bible. I've been blessed with opportunities to explore and exercise the gifts and talents The Lord has given me and received encouragement in how to improve. For all of this, I thank The Lord and the people at Fringe.
Get Busy Living
At fringe, we spend some time each week reflecting on where we were and where we are heading. Being focus on our further and trying to fix all that is broken in this world together.
We had a night not that long ago when all but one or two reflected and stated I wold be dead or incarcerated if it was not for The Fringe Church. It is a sentiment which often resonates from our tribe. But this time it really sank home what a difference we are making to our city it may seem little but it is spreading so look out Fringe is on its way.