We were joined by Tom Bedford. Tom is currently planting a church in Fresno, California, having led a church in the middle of America for a number of years.
In life, we are often asked the question ‘How are you doing?’ which suggests that the enquirer has a concern for our well-being in the present, but how often as we asked ‘Where are you going?’
The latter asks about our destination rather than a present point of departure. It asks us to reflect on what is motivating us, rather than giving voice to what is distracting us.
Martin Dunkley spoke to us out of Deuteronomy 11:8-15, prophesying that, just as they have seen an 'upgrade' in the level of grace and favour over their churches in the North East, we would see that too here in the Oxfordshire.
Martin Dunkley is the leader of Salt and Light North East Region as well as Tees Valley Community Church
'The Big Ask' is a phrase commonly used in sport, or in business; we might also use it in asking a massive favour from one of our neighbours.
Many Christians are excited by the supernatural, envisioned by purposeful Christian living, but sometimes move away from the centre of everything, which is Christ Jesus himself.
As churches across the West Region we have commited together, this autumn, to study on The Kingdom of God. It’s a series that inevitably centres us on King Jesus, but which causes us to look afresh at how we relate to his rule and reign. How does his rule affect our appetites and ambitions, what impact must it have on our relationships and priorities?