Focus for Sept 2015 onwards
What’s been happening since the start of the year?
In January 2015 we spent, as a fellowship, the entire month praying for each other, for an equipping of and by the Spirit, for expansion and for every other church; and in that time God spoke to us clearly in 3 ways:
- To keep praying
- That our purpose was confirmed
- That our next step was revealed
We had to do that for 7 months (Feb – Aug 2015) and that has been our focus
So, what now?
Well, to cut a long story short there are 3 things that we feel God is directing us in summarised in the phrase “being and doing”, with our “doing” coming out of our “being”
Being: This is going to the focus of Sunday mornings. Consistently God has spoken into our meetings with the following scripture.
“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”
This is fundamental for us as a church to really understand what it means to come to Jesus and find that place of rest despite the circumstance and to be dependent on Him, learn from him and walk with Him.
Doing: This will be the focus of Sunday evenings and what we do through the week.
We will be working through various passages from the gospels to understand how Jesus interacted with and reach people in order that we can be better at seizing opportunities, building relationships and sharing the good news with them. This will be to help us during the week as we seek to use friendship evangelism to reach those we already know and those we don’t know.
We are encouraging everyone to pray about and then act on what they can do in getting involved in community in whatever way (attending events, volunteering), at whatever time is suitable, at whatever frequency. The important thing is to build relationship as the platform for sharing the good news.
We are looking to be church in the community before community can come to church.
Prayer: All of the above underpinned by prayer.
- Sunday mornings focused on “being”
- Sunday evening focused on teaching regarding the “doing”
- Look to get involved in community activities to build relationships with people in the community – take church to community so that community will come to church
- And covered all by prayer.