21st April 2022
As I drove to church in the sunshine last Sunday, I was looking forward to celebrating Easter and preaching the Gospel. I parked my car and walked purposefully to our Catford building, thinking through my message as I went. A woman came out of her house as I went past and commented good-humouredly that I looked ‘official’. I’m not sure what prompted the comment, since I wasn't dressed particularly smartly – perhaps it was my focussed expression! Naturally I stopped to say hello, told her I was the Pastor of King’s Church and would be preaching there later. She then announced that earlier in the week, she’d actually been given a flyer by ‘two young men’ inviting her to King’s on Easter Day. I encouraged her to come along with her family, wished her a happy Easter, then continued on my way.
The 9.30 service at Catford was full of life and there was a great response to the Gospel appeal. After preaching there, I jumped in my car, drove to our Lee site to speak at their 10.30 service, then drove back to Catford for the 11.30 service. Walking past the same house on my way in, the same woman, now in her car, leant out of the window and shouted that she’d been to the 9.30 service, loved it and would see me again next week!
This is just one remarkable story from Easter Sunday at King’s. Every service felt full, worship was vibrant and there were several responses to the Gospel. The last two years have undoubtedly been challenging for church life, but we should be encouraged! God is at work and is building His Church. More Lord!
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.