9th January 2015
On New Year’s Eve, hundreds of us gathered for our Watchnight services to worship, give thanks and pray for the year ahead. What a fantastic evening, and what better way to welcome in 2015! If you were unable to be there, then have a look at the video review of 2014 here.
This coming Sunday, I am looking forward to speaking at our Vision Sunday on the theme of Better Together when I will be preaching out of John 21:1-14. This last chapter of John’s Gospel shows us the resurrected Jesus inviting his disciples to share a meal with him, demonstrating the importance of spending time with a small group of believers - it is good to be together.
New Year is traditionally a time for new starts, new challenges and new opportunities, and that is certainly true here at King's. This month sees the launch of our new termly magazine 'King's Life', which I hope many of you are already reading and enjoying. In it you will find a summary of all our groups, an essential part of being together. Can I encourage you to sign up to your preferred group quickly, as places will fill up fast. Also, please make a special effort to join us next Wednesday evening, 14th January, 7.45pm (Catford site) when David Devenish will be appointing 4 new elders to join our existing team - another important moment in our journey as a church together.
Lastly, keep an eye out for the launch date for our updated church website, going live soon. Also on its way, our new church app, making access to our website even easier. In the meantime, our new groups pages are already live on the website, so you can go there to sign up online. All these technologies can help us stay connected – however, nothing can replace the value of face-to-face, heart-to-heart communication. So, let’s gather throughout January (Wednesday evenings at 7.45pm) to worship and pray as a church, and sign up to a group quickly.
We are better together!
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.