11th September 2014
After a full and exciting last Sunday Deb and I had the privilege of hosting Wilben and Clare Short at our house. Wilben and Clare were key leaders here and part of the church family of King's during the last decade, but felt God call them back to their home nation, Sierra Leone, around three years ago. Following a very successful business career culminating in organising the London Olympic transport bid for 2012, Wilben felt called home to help rebuild his home nation. They are such an impressive couple - please do pray for them as they prepare to return once again, even with the challenges that the Ebola virus is creating in West Africa.
This week we have had the privilege of being served by Steve and Cindy Nicholson our friends from the wider family of God from Chicago Evanston Vineyard, USA. Their visits are always significant for King's! What an amazing evening it was to gather in our new Lee auditorium last night - to praise God, receive from Him, and ask Him to move in power amongst us in the coming year.
And we had another momentous day in the Tibbert household earlier this week when on Monday we took Joshua to his new university house in Portsmouth! After his year on FP Impact training he is ready for the new challenge but we miss him at home already. Another red-letter day for our family!
This weekend sees another opportunity for us to gather to worship our wonderful God - do join us at one of our meetings, whether at Catford, Downham or Lee. See the relevant times of meetings here. We also have the added blessing of dedications, where we will celebrate the joy of new birth and pray for the parents who will be raising the next generation as they seek God's guidance and the support of the church family in this vital task!
At the same time in our church family our prayers are with the members of the Glanville family - Ruth Glanville passed away on Monday night, following a long stay in hospital. Ruth was a member at King's (and before that at Catford Hill Baptist Church) for over 50 years and headed up what became Wednesday Welcome. A service of celebration for Ruth's life will take place at King's on Friday 3rd October - further details to follow. Meanwhile, let's continue to pray for the Glanville family.
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.