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11th October 2018

Reach, Restore, Resource

On Sunday 23rd September we launched Vision 2030, setting a course for King’s for the next twelve years. I spoke about how we believe we have a God-given opportunity to be involved in major Kingdom extension over the coming decade.  We believe God is calling King’s to be like the Antioch Church in the book of Acts, to Reach thousands with the Gospel, to Restore individual lives and the communities around us, and to be a Resource to the wider body of Christ.

This is an important moment in the life of King’s, and if you were unable to be there on Vision Sunday, I would like to encourage you to listen below. Copies of the Vision 2030 document, which sets out our vision in more detail, are still available at all sites if you do not already have one. This is an exciting season for us! Please take some time to listen to the preach, read through the booklet and pray for Vision 2030.

Steve Tibbert

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14th September 2017

A Week with Friends

It was great to see so many people at King’s last weekend for our annual Vision Sunday. It was an exciting and encouraging day (and great to be able to speak briefly at all six services!) as I shared our plans to launch a fourth site and to spend the next year focusing on discipleship. You can catch up here if you missed it or would like to listen again.

Following a week concentrating on King’s, the majority of my time this week has been spent with friends from the wider body of Christ.

On Tuesday and Wednesday I was at the Evangelical Alliance leadership summit which was held in Windermere, a beautiful place even in the rain. It was such an encouragement to hear about all that God is doing across the wider church in the UK. We spent much of our time discussing the findings of Talking Jesus, a fascinating piece of research which looked at what people in the UK know and think about Jesus, Christians and evangelism. It is well worth a look and you can learn more about its findings here.

Today I am travelling again, this time to join the national leadership of the FIEC (Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches), a movement made up of more than 500 churches in the UK. I shall be representing Newfrontiers and have been invited to speak. Please pray that I will be an encouragement to this group.

This Sunday at King’s we have the joy of baptisms at our services. I never grow tired of hearing stories of lives transformed by the power and person of Jesus. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Steve Tibbert

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7th September 2017

An Invitation

September has arrived and another church year is upon us! This coming Sunday I would like to extend an invitation to you to join me as I outline some exciting opportunities that stand before us as a church. Before the summer I produced this short promo video and if you have yet to see it, why not take a couple of minutes out of your day to have a quick look.

I also want to remind you that we are calling the church to a half week of prayer from Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th September. This is a great opportunity to gather as one church to worship, pray and seek God. There is much happening and much to pray about!

 As we start this new church year, my 23rd leading King’s, I am more full of faith and optimism for what the future holds for us than I have been for some time. 

These are exciting times for King’s! I look forward to seeing you this weekend.

Steve Tibbert

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17th September 2015

Celebrating Twenty Years

‘For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.’
Psalm 100:5

Well, celebrating our 20 years at King’s Church last Sunday proved to be quite a day to remember! As Deb and I travelled around during the morning to all five services across our three sites, and then celebrated with the whole church after our sixth service in the evening, it was impossible not to be struck by the remarkable change we have witnessed at King’s. In 1995 we joined a group of 200 faithful people, who had experienced one setback after another, in a rundown church building; today, King’s is a diverse church of some 1,400 people on a Sunday, meeting across three sites in six different services. More than anything the day was about taking a moment to look back and thank God for all that He has done, for His faithfulness to King's through the generations. We certainly felt that we had much to be thankful for!

We would like to express our deep thanks to everyone at King’s who helped to make the day so memorable and for the kind and generous gifts with which we were presented – thank you. We were particularly grateful for the hundreds of cards with personal messages, presented to us in a box to keep – we are still enjoying reading through each of them.  If you missed the video interview that was shown of us talking about our journey over these last two decades, you can catch it here.

King’s would not be the church it is today if it wasn’t for the hard work of so many people, many of them unseen. This is very much a body ministry! I would like to express my personal thanks to each of you, whether you have been with us for the whole journey, part of it, or joined us relatively recently. Together, we can do great things to see the Kingdom of God expressed through His church.  Let us continue to serve Him in our generation.

Finally, we thought you might like to have another look at the fantastic video produced by the team, charting the last twenty years at King's and in the wider world. Enjoy, and see you Sunday!

Steve and Deb

Steve Tibbert

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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. 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.

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