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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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3rd September 2015

Twenty Years and Counting

It is fantastic to begin this term feeling refreshed from my summer break. One of the greatest benefits of being away is that it provides an opportunity to pause, think and gain a fresh perspective. My holiday this year gave me time to reflect and has left me extremely grateful for all we have seen here at King’s over the last twenty years. Suddenly, the daily and weekly pressures of leading the church faded for a while and I had the chance to see a wider landscape, a broader picture and maybe even a glimpse into the future. And just as I was considering how much God has done at King’s in the last two decades, news came in of 23 first-time commitments on the King’s Newday site this year – what a wonderful example of how different the church is now! Praise God!

When my leadership team first proposed the idea of marking twenty years of the Tibbert family being at King’s, I was fairly hesitant. However, on reflection I felt it would provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate all that God has done amongst us – a moment to look back and remember our journey as well as a chance to look forward and dream of how much more there is to come! Therefore, I would like to encourage you all to make a special effort to join us at one of our meetings on Sunday 13th September.

Before then we have the joy of Terry Virgo, founding father of Newfrontiers, joining us this Sunday evening. He kicks off the first of three visits to King’s this term, when he will be speaking on the subject of grace, one of his life messages. This is a real treat with which to start the new term.

I trust you have had a good summer. I am expectant of another fantastic church year together and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Steve Tibbert

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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.

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