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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.


23 Mar 2023

Busy Life, All Sufficient God

Life continues to be full on in the Tibbert household. After returning on Thursday morning from a fruitful trip to southern Africa we have had to hit the ground running.

March is taken up with three important ministry events. Last weekend we took the King’s leadership team away for the weekend, something we have historically done annually for many years. The impact of the pandemic meant that this was the first time we had been able to do this since 2019. These weekends are great opportunities to invest in the team, enjoy time together and thank them for all that they do. This week, Deb and I have been with the UK Newfrontiers apostolic leaders for three days. This has included an important day on Wednesday for the Newfrontiers apostolic teams focussing on issues of race, diversity and church life, which we have been hosting with our dear friends Tope and Kemi Koleoso from Jubilee Church in Enfield. The content and discussions have been challenging, thought-provoking and helpful. Then next week I will be hosting the Newfrontiers Together Team in Oakham, UK, with friends from around the world joining us for four days of prayer, discussions and friendship.

Alongside a busy ministry calendar, family life is also pretty full. On Saturday we have the Tibbert family coming over to celebrate my 60th birthday, which feels particularly poignant as it will be our first time together since my father’s funeral. We are looking forward to having my mum with us for a few days – it’s great to be able to support her as she adjusts to this new season of life without Dad. Meanwhile, we have another wedding to get ready for. Our youngest son Sam will be marrying Grace in the summer and, having been away for most of the last month, we have quite a few preparations to catch up on!

Fortunately, we have a slower week coming up after Easter, though we would value your prayers for these next few weeks. Life is busy, but we remain in good heart, drawing confidence from the knowledge that where we are lacking, God is sufficient, and where we are weak, He is our strength.

23 Mar 2023

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