5th September 2019
I love the start of the autumn term in church life. For many of us in church ministry, the first week of September feels more of a ‘New Year’ than January.
Following a ministry trip to Kenya and a week’s holiday in France, it was great to be in the King’s office again this week. Across August, the team is scattered between Newday and annual leave, and at times the offices can feel very quiet. But September marks the beginning of a new season of ministry with everyone back and raring to go, having benefitted from a change of pace. Our staff prayer meeting on Tuesday was a particular highlight this week. As I looked around the room, I felt blessed to be surrounded by such a passionate, committed and gifted team. It was especially good to welcome Phil Varley back from his sabbatical.
Our first preaching series this term is centred around the theme of Home. Andrew Wilson got us off to an excellent start last Sunday, and if, like me, you were away, I recommend catching up with it online. After a few weeks off, I am looking forward to being back at King’s this Sunday as Andrew continues the new series.
Finally, September is a month when we have always had a high number of visitors on Sundays. It’s easy to forget that walking into a new church can be a daunting experience. Let’s keep looking out for new people over the coming weeks and be ready to give them a very warm welcome.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.
As well as leading King’s, Steve hosts and leads Newfrontiers, a fellowship of apostolic leaders with hundreds of churches around the world.
Steve is married to Deb. They have three grown up sons and one grandson.