7th October 2021
Last Sunday was Vision Sunday, an important day in our church calendar. This is something we do every year at the beginning of the autumn term. It is an opportunity for us to re-engage with all that we believe God is calling us to. It is a moment to look back, giving thanks for God’s faithfulness and provision over the last year and putting our present situation in context. It is also a time to look ahead, setting out the next step in our faith journey.
For this year’s Vision Sunday I spoke out of Nehemiah 2, addressing the unique challenges we have faced over the last 18 months and drawing on the narrative of Nehemiah’s return to Jerusalem. Nehemiah was embarking on the rebuilding of the city, and we are on a journey of regathering and rebuilding the church. If you missed last Sunday’s message, or would like to watch it again, you can do so here:
I encourage each of you, whether you have been part of King’s for some time or have joined us more recently, to step in and play your part in regathering and rebuilding God’s church. As we do so, let's remember Nehemiah's words at the end of chapter 2: ‘The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding…’ (Neh 2:20). As we start this new church year, let’s commit our time, our treasure and our talents to serve God first.
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.