19th September 2019
At King’s, we are always keen to invite translocal ministries to come and serve our team.
In the last twelve months we have enjoyed input from a number of different people, each bringing their own gifts and area of expertise. These have included David Devenish, who oversees King’s and leads the wider family of churches called Newfrontiers to which we belong. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Krish Kandiah from the charity Home for Good, who preached at King’s on Mother’s Day. In February, Geoff and Sherry Surratt, who have served on staff at a number of multi-site churches in the USA, were the guest speakers at our elders, staff and spouses’ weekend. While on sabbatical last year I met Ben Goodman, another leader from the USA, who has a recognised prophetic gift. Last term he spent an afternoon with our staff, teaching and leading us in a time of ministry. And this week, we have our dear friends Steve and Cindy Nicholson from the Vineyard with us for three days. Steve and Cindy (pictured above) have been regular guests at King’s over many year now, and their input and wisdom to us as a church, and to many of us personally, has been invaluable.
As I look ahead to the coming months, I see that Andy McCullough will be spending a day with our staff; Tim Morbin, from the charity Transforming Lives for Good, is preaching across the church one Sunday; and Ryan TerMorshuizen, from Common Ground Church, Cape Town, will be speaking about StrengthsFinder at our next elders, staff and spouses’ weekend. Later in the year, we have also invited Brent Dolfo, an expert on leadership development, to help us raise up the next generation of leaders.
I highly value input from outside King’s. It brings fresh eyes and valuable objectivity to the issues facing us. It protects the church. It provokes, encourages and equips us to move forward. I honestly believe that one of the main reasons King’s continues to grow is because of the lessons and advice we have received from friends around the world.
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.