6th February 2015
This week, I have visited a couple of other multi-site churches to share some of our experience here at King’s. I was particularly delighted to spend the day with the senior leadership team of All Nations in Bedford. As some of you may know, All Nations - formerly known as Brickhill Baptist Church - is where I was saved over 30 years ago, and where I began my ministry as a youth pastor. It was wonderful to meet up with old friends and to see the progress of the church where I started my journey of faith. In fact, I am able to count a number of friends from our youth group days, who made their first commitment to Jesus in Bedford and who have now been called to minister and serve in other churches in this country and others.
It caused me to reflect on the many people who have taken their first steps of faith at King’s, and who now worship and serve God in other churches across this nation and beyond. It is always good to see growth and progress in our local setting; but it is my hope that many who begin their Christian life here at King’s will go on to be a blessing to other churches not only in the United Kingdom, but all over the world. As a church made up of the nations, at a time when travel has never been easier, God can use His people to spread the Word to those who do not yet know Him.
Following my day in Bedford, I travelled to Norwich, another church with three sites. I spoke on the challenges of leading a multi-site church, once again drawing on our journey and the lessons learnt, to help and encourage others.
Our Better Together series continues this Sunday - I will be back in London and speaking at our Catford and Lee sites. To make the most of the series, we are providing daily devotionals, which can be accessed on the new, free church app and this blog. We hope they will be beneficial to many of you.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
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.