You are awesome!

As I start the week, I find myself reflecting on the privilege of leading Wantage Community Church. On Sunday there was a Kid’s Praise event and an Alpha course running downstairs, helping children and adults discover more of God. In the evening the NewID course started, helping people find freedom from eating disorders. All of this, along with all the “day to day” happening of the church, is all because of the amazing group of people in WCC. Thank-you for being part of changing our region for the better.

This week I’m meeting with the Salt and Light UK Team in Basingstoke, a combination of working with the team at Basingstoke, hopefully together bringing helpful insight to them, and praying and talking through the national perspectives. I delight that WCC is part of a family of churches which aims to empower and release local churches, and count it a privilege to be on this team. Doubtless there will be some robust opinions expressed these days, but together we are stronger as we seek to hear God in the gathering.

On Thursday I’ll meet with the other leaders of the churches in Wantage and Grove. We used to meet in living rooms, now we meet in Costa coffee. It’s our way of making a visible statement that we choose to relate together, and to work together where doing so is more effective for Christ than just working in our groups.

Next weekend is the OCC celebration. I’m trusting and praying that it will be an awesome, worshipful exploration of the throne room of God, and that that means to us and for us. Hope to see you there, in the Kings Centre, Osney Mead.

Name:
Neil Townsend
Role:
Wantage Pastor

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