1st August 2019
A highlight of this last week was a visit to Newday on Tuesday. Newday is a fantastic event which each year sees thousands of young people from across the wider Newfrontiers family come together for a week of worship, teaching, fun and fellowship. Deb and I have been unable to go along the last couple of years, so it was great to be back and have the chance to drop in and see everyone on the King’s site. There was a wonderful atmosphere among our young people (over 100 of them from across the four sites!) and the brilliant team of servers looking after them. In the evening the King’s band and choir led the worship—a very proud moment.
While at Newday, I bumped into Ben Lindsay, who has just published his first book, We Need to Talk About Race. Ben leads a church in London but was saved at King’s many years ago, and we have kept in touch since then. I highly recommend his book, which will increase your awareness of the issues around race (particularly in the context of church), challenge you, and make you think more deeply about this important subject.
The school holidays in July and August mark a slightly different pace in church life, with fewer evening meetings. It means Deb and I have more opportunities than usual to catch up with friends, and over the next few weeks we are looking forward to some meals out with good friends from King’s and the wider Newfrontiers family. I will also be spending an evening at Lord’s watching 20/20 cricket with David Stroud, which should be very enjoyable.
On Sunday I am looking forward to preaching out of Psalm 1 as we start our summer series at King’s.
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.