30th January 2020
After several trips away in the months before Christmas, I have enjoyed being back at King’s for the last seven weeks. It has been great to have time to focus on the local church over the Christmas and New Year season, culminating in a truly remarkable 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. As I said before, this has been the first time I’ve seen such a positive response to corporate prayer at King's. I believe we have begun to lay a foundation in the area of prayer which will bear fruit in the coming year. We ended our 21 days on Sunday evening with a wonderful time of worship and celebration, praying again for God to move in power in our community, our city and across this nation.
I now enter a season which is more focussed on my Newfrontiers responsibilities, both in the UK and further afield. This week I have had the privilege of joining with a group of national church leaders hosted by Terry Virgo. It has been very encouraging to hear of all that God is doing across Newfrontiers and in other groups of churches in the UK. Then next week, Deb and I are looking forward to travelling up to Manchester to see good friends Jeremy and Anne Simpkins from the ChristCentral family of churches.
We are also starting to turn our thoughts to our three-week trip to southern Africa, which is now less than three weeks away. On 19th February we fly to Zambia, where we will be spending time with Joseph Mwila and his wife Lilly, who are based in Kitwe, near Ndola. We then travel down to Zimbabwe to be with Scott and Claire Marques, visiting Harare and Bulawayo, before ending our trip in Cape Town, South Africa, where we will meet up with some of the leaders from Jubilee Church. We finish our trip with a couple of days holiday in South Africa before returning to London.
Until we leave for Africa, I will enjoy being at home to catch the first few weeks of our new Luke teaching series, which starts this Sunday at King's. Andrew Wilson will be speaking, and I look forward to seeing many of you there.
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.