16th September 2021
I came home from church on Sunday buzzing with excitement. Everywhere I’d been, whether it was Catford, Downham or Lee, I had bumped into people returning for the first time since the pandemic began. I’d also chatted to a number of visitors who have been enjoying our online services and are now coming along in person. It was great to see our venues filling up again as we continue to rebuild and regather. We also had the joy of celebrating new births as thirteen families dedicated themselves to raising their children to love and follow Jesus.
This Sunday we’ll be celebrating more ‘new births’ with baptisms at each site. Seeing brand new believers take the important step of publicly declaring their faith in Jesus is always an encouraging moment.
Our next Alpha course starts in a few weeks, with an introductory evening on Thursday 30 September at 8pm. In the video below you can hear Chris’ story of how he put his faith in Jesus after starting to attend King’s and joining the Alpha course. Now is a great time to start thinking about who to invite among your friends and family – perhaps this could be the year when they too find new life in Jesus.
This feels like a season of new beginnings, and I am excited for the term ahead. Remember if you are planning to be at King’s on Sunday you no longer need to book a place in advance. For the time being we are asking you to wear a mask as you arrive and when you sing, although you are welcome to remove it when sitting down and listening to the preach. Don’t forget also that this Sunday the Lee site goes back to one morning meeting at 10.30am.
Finally, a reminder that next Wednesday, 22 September at 8pm, you can join us for an evening of worship and prayer at our one church online prayer meeting. It should be a great evening, and I look forward to seeing you there.
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.