14th March 2019
Like many of you, the Tibberts love to get our extended family together for a day. These family days often mark a significant event (our last one was to celebrate my mum’s 80th birthday) but sometimes it’s just for the fun of it. Tibbert family days are noisy, multi-generational affairs, and as the years go by and our own children marry, our numbers seem to keep on growing. It takes some organisation to find a date that suits everyone, but it is always worth the effort.
Two years ago, we held a Newfrontiers ‘family day’, when we gathered everyone from the wider Newfrontiers UK family to pray for the nation. It was the first time for a while we had all been together like that, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We are now less than a week away from our second National Prayer Day, which is being held at Westminster Chapel on Wednesday 20th March. This will be a time for us to worship together, pray, and call out to God for our nation. As I write this post, our UK parliament is divided and our future relationship with Europe remains unclear. For this reason alone, our Prayer Day is timely. However, the spiritual need in the nation is of far greater importance than the need for consensus on Brexit.
I am excited about next Wednesday. It will be a moment to come together as extended family to worship our sovereign God, who holds all things in His hands, and pray for this country. Over 500 of us have already booked in to the day next week, but tickets are still available if you would like to attend. More details can be found at PRAYERDAY.UK.
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.