7th March 2019
Deb and I have just returned from an excellent two-week trip to Mexico and the USA. While we were away, we spent time in three different locations and were superbly hosted by Lee and Stacey Yarborough in Leon, Mexico, Travis and Tiffany Aicklen in Visalia, California, and Bryan and Rachel Mowrey in St Louis, Missouri. It is always a joy to visit fellow believers, often in very different contexts to ours, all of us united in the same mission to build the church and reach the lost. Our time away concluded with a very encouraging few days at the Good to Grow conference in St Louis which was attended by over 80 leaders from the Confluence family of churches.
Upon my return last Friday, I was immediately back to the joys of leading King’s. We are now just a few weeks away from the launch of our new 1.30pm meeting on the Catford site. Our 11.30am service is filling up fast again following the launch of the Beckenham site in October last year, and with the 1.30pm service, we hope to create more space for new people. The question of multiple meetings – how, why and when to move to them – is one that comes up quite frequently in my visits to other churches. King’s started multiple meetings in 2005, and we have learnt a lot over the years (and are still learning!) about what works and what doesn’t. As we approach the launch of another meeting, I thought I would include a link to an updated version of a paper I first posted in 2008 about The Move to Multiple Meetings. I hope you find it helpful.
Scott and Claire Marques arrive in London from Harare, Zimbabwe, on Thursday morning, and Scott will be preaching at King’s this Sunday. As you know, King’s has an ongoing church-to-church partnership with River of Life Church in Harare, and it is great to be able to welcome Scott and Claire to London again.
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.