The Chaplains Blog
The thoughts, views and general gibberish of Northamptons Street Chaplain. Mixed in with events, encouragment and hopefully a touch of inspiration.
Now thats a very good question.
My life to this point has been an interesting and varied one. Raised in my early years within a "christian" home, although having a bully for a father kinda took the edge of the whole church thing for me.
I ended up in care during my very early teens, progressing onto a life of crime, violence, drugs and prison. With which came countless relationships and numerous reputations for not being a very nice bloke.
During the summer of 1990 i had an encounter with the God who is that changed my life, and my direction.
I moved to London where i joined the Elim Pentecostal Church, was trained in ministry at the Nantwich Bible College and was released to train fellowships in evangelism and outreach.
Around the year 2000, having returned to Northamptonshire, life choices took a turn for me which led to my turning away from ministry and the church for 16 years. During this time i chose to, knowing the consequences, run from all that God had laid before me.
However in 2016 God decided enough was enough, got hold of me by the scruff and started to deal with a number of issues within my life.
Now by His grace i have the privalige to serve Northampton as its Street Chaplain and begin to fulfil the call to ministry He has refreshed and restored within me.
Pastor Stan Robertson
Northampton Town Street Chaplain
My Social Media
Blank Canvas Mission @blankcanvasmission
A local mission outreach with a vision to place the Gospel of grace into every single home through unification of His Church
Church on the Street @MarketPlaceGospel
A non denominational representation of Christ's Church, that actually meets and ministers on the streets of Northampton.
Street Chaplain @streetchaplainnorthampton
Called to serve as Chaplain on the streets of Northampton amongst the homeless, the prostitutes and all those who Christ would call " The least of these"
Gods Order Reversed
Genesis Chapter 3 is the story of the fall. Its a period in time where the actions and choices of one man and one woman have caused ripples throughout history, right to this present day. Its a period in time where the Divine order of things as ordained within creation was reversed, the consequences of
which have been upsetting the balance of relationship between man and woman ever since.
1 Kings 19:
There are mantles available to be picked up.
Mantles bringing a future and a hope.
Mantles of ministry.
If we could all of us pick our own family tree, choose our own ancestors and heritage. I wonder what it would look like? What pedigree would we pick for ourselves? Who would fill those branches? Statesmen? Great inventors? Sporting heroes? Rich and famous?
Just what characteristics would we desire?