5th May 2016
I was recently asked the question, ‘If you could summarise what King’s is about in one word, what would that word be?’'. My answer was immediate: ‘Mission’. At King’s we are clear that we are about gospel extension – about reaching our community, playing our part in the building of God’s kingdom and making disciples. That is why I get so excited about Baptism Sundays!
Over the next couple of weeks, I am thrilled to say that we will be baptising over 20 people. I never grow tired of hearing the unique testimonies of those getting baptised; each person is precious to God and an example of His on-going grace towards us. It reveals to me afresh the kindness of a Saviour who takes each person on a journey of faith. I am looking forward to speaking on Sunday and presenting the risen Jesus as Saviour and Lord. And I will be praying that many others will follow the example of those being baptised by putting their faith in Him.
Last weekend we launched our Annual Giving Review, that time of year when we ask all those who call King’s their home church to prayerfully review what they give to our Revenue and Multi-site Funds. Remember also that this year we are taking up an additional offering towards the Ebenezer project in Zimbabwe. Ebenezer runs a fantastic programme which disciples young people and trains them in farming and business, equipping them with the skills required to set up their own farming enterprises. Our target is to raise £20,000 which will go towards building much needed staff accommodation on the site. To find out more, have a read of Malcolm Kyte’s report about the King’s team’s recent visit to Zimbabwe. And if you missed it on Sunday, have a look below at the video we produced to launch our Annual Giving Review.
I cannot emphasise enough how valuable it is when God’s people commit to giving faithfully and generously. It is through the continued giving of all those at King’s that God has been able to accomplish so much here. And as that faithful giving continues into the future, I pray that it will lead to us seeing many more people coming to know Jesus as their personal Saviour and taking the step of being baptised.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
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.
As well as leading King’s, Steve hosts and leads Newfrontiers, a fellowship of apostolic leaders with hundreds of churches around the world.
Steve is married to Deb. They have three grown up sons and one grandson.