14th January 2016
Having benefitted from a slightly slower pace during my study days last week, I am feeling energised and ready for all that’s coming in the year ahead. So far, this week has been a very interesting and fulfilling one. Tuesday began with our usual staff prayer meeting at King’s – I love starting the week in this way, focussing on Jesus, before we all head off to our meetings and to-do lists. Then a very full day followed by trustees and elders meetings in the evening. I have said it before, but I am so grateful to be working with such a fantastic team. That was followed by two days spent with key leaders from Newfrontiers and other church networks around the UK at a gathering hosted by Terry Virgo. I always enjoy these opportunities to share news and pray together, to hear about all that God is doing both within Newfrontiers and the wider body of Christ.
Our January focus on prayer continued on Wednesday evening, with the second of our weekly prayer and celebration nights. Dave Holden got us off to such a good start last week with his invitation to lean into the power of the Holy Spirit (available online here) – it was fantastic to have another opportunity to gather together to worship and wait on Jesus. During these weeks, I have been reflecting on the prophetic word brought to us by our friend Steve Nicholson on the opening night of the Lee auditorium:
“You took the step, you paid the price, to be in this room tonight. Now comes the harvest. This night marks the beginning of a whole new season – a season of favour, a season of harvest, a season of amazing miracles. And I think that what’s coming, is now a season of seeing just what God can do.”
Steve Nicholson, September 2014
A season of seeing just what God can do. This was one of those words that resonated – I have prayed about and reflected on it a great deal. We long to see all that God can do at King’s and I have a growing sense that we are beginning to see the fulfilment of this word. I look forward to being able to share more in the coming weeks!
This Sunday I will be preaching the next in our Start series – I hope that you are enjoying this fitting challenge to us as we set out on a new year. I will be speaking on the important topic of how to steward our lives well, and it is worth coming just to see the dramatic landing of the message – you’ll have to be there to see it!
Image: Sun and Wheat by Rick, used under CC
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.