Where the hurting individual, those who are depressed, frustrated and confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, encouragement and purpose.
Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with thousands of people in the diverse communities around us, each one precious to God, and so working to fulfil the vision of a church with 5,000 attending.
Releasing God's people into greater worship of our risen Lord, serving Him wholeheartedly, living lives that reflect His life and values.
Equipping every believer for the works of service God has called them to, seeing many in significant ministries across this nation and the world.
Continuing, under God's leading, to develop further sites or church plants: at least one every five years - using these facilities to serve local needs as well as strategically beyond into the city, the nation and the world.
In 1995 King’s Church experienced a defining moment when I shared with everyone that I believed God had called us to build a 1,000 member church. That vision propelled us forward into action and we have worked to bring such a church into reality.
Towards the end of 2011, finding ourselves within reaching distance of that vision, God graciously spoke again, lifting our eyes to the possibility of a church where 5,000 people attend each Sunday.
In the story of the feeding of the 5,000 found in Mark 6, it is recorded that Jesus saw the multitudes and had compassion on them. This same Lord Jesus feels identical compassion for the people of today – the multitudes of London are in His view and are therefore in our sight too, in all their diversity.
In a similar way to the boy with the five loaves and two fishes who had his defining encounter with the Lord Jesus, we come with our limited resources and hear for ourselves the challenge of Jesus to his disciples – ‘You feed them!’
Relying on God to increase what we have in order to fulfil this great task, I say to each one of us that I believe this is God’s ‘now’ word to us – one worth giving our lives to seeing fulfilled.
Our new vision was yet another defining moment for King’s Church – we trust that if you join with us in striving to fulfil this vision, that decision will prove to be a defining moment in your own personal journey. Steve Tibbert, May 2014
The Defining Moments booklet, originally produced to coincide with the announcement of our new vision in January 2012, unpacks this vision in more detail. Pick up a copy on a Sunday morning from the Welcome Desk, or download it below.
Our latest Vision Sunday talk, from Sunday 11 September 2016