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.
'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.
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?