20th July 2017
At the Newfrontiers UK Prayer Day at Westminster Chapel last week, I shared what I believe are some of the key prophetic words over us in this new season of family life.
Jonny Mellor, author of an excellent review of the prayer day posted by Catalyst, summarises these well:
God had told us years ago ‘you can do more together than apart’, and as we gathered to seek God, He gave us a bit more clarity on what this may look like in this new era. John Groves shared a picture of a dry stone wall on a countryside hill. We’re like those dry stones. Not stuck together with cement and even able to be moved around individually if necessary, however, when put together, strong enough to withstand the strongest hillside gale. [Guy Miller] saw the different spheres like Red Arrows planes at an air show: at times, they fly freestyle in all sorts of different directions, but then they come back together to fly in formation.
You can read the full version of Jonny’s review of the Prayer Day here.
I also believe the new apostolic wineskin requires a reinterpretation of the key historic word about us being 'more together than apart' – where in the past this word was applied to churches working together under Terry’s leadership, now I believe it applies to our different apostolic ‘households’ working together.
I believe God is speaking through these prophetic words: we are called to stay together. Next week, a few thoughts on the purpose of our togetherness will conclude this mini-series which follows on from our Newfrontiers Prayer Day.
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.