18th January 2019
One of the best things about being in a team is the opportunity it brings to learn from one another and to hear different perspectives and ideas. At King’s, the preaching team meet every six weeks to discuss the current teaching series and look ahead at those to come. I have had the privilege of working closely with two fantastic Teaching Pastors, Mick Taylor (who was with us until 2014) and now Andrew Wilson.
When the preaching team met last week, Andrew brought an overview of this summer’s teaching series on Revelation. My mind was blown by what he shared – what a gift to have amongst us! We then talked about the spring term REACH series, which starts in a few weeks’ time. Our hope is that this series will equip all of us at King's to maintain our missional focus, encouraging each of us to Go and Tell the Good News of Jesus, and invite people to Come and See.
Meanwhile, we are enjoying the January ENCOUNTER series with its focus on the Holy Spirit. I believe this is a perfect preparation for the REACH series. Acts 1 reminds us that the Holy Spirit enables us to be bold and effective communicators of the Gospel:
“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
At King’s, we want our teaching series to deepen our knowledge and understanding of Scripture. But we do that whilst eagerly desiring and expecting the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. As well as the ENCOUNTER Sunday teaching, we are also gathering the church on Wednesday evenings in January for an evening of prayer and worship, to wait upon God and invite the Holy Spirit. Our last evening will be at Lee on 23rd January, and I look forward to seeing you there.
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.