John and I enjoyed sharing some thoughts and stories from our first year of church planting in a live online interview last week for Newfrontiers' church planting resource site: The Broadcast Network. You can watch the interview below.
As a church Jubilee felt they had heard God say EAST EAST EAST (Part 1), meaning we should start a church in the East of Hull. Then John and I had felt God speak to us as a couple and say EAST EAST EAST (PART 2) to us, confirm we were to lead the church plant and take a team with us from Jubilee to do it.
We now knew beyond all doubt that God had a plan for us and that it was separate
I've been meaning, for a while, to try to record our journey of planting River City Church. There are a number of reasons for this 1) so that we don't forget what an incredible journey we're on;
2) to remind ourselves it is Jesus' idea and not our own;
3) to list some of the ways that God speaks to and guides His people, and lastly
4) to encourage others to be bold in asking God what plans He has for you.
Hope you enjoy reading!
Around two years
Below is a link of John and I speaking together back in January on how and why God had spoken to us about starting River City Church. Give it a listen if you; 1) are curious about how God speaks to people, 2) want to understand what Christians think about Jesus and church 3) want to know what the new church might be like and what we value, 4) are part of the team coming with us and need a reminder of what an
We had such an incredible final service at Jubilee on Sunday, I just wanted to share some of the amazing images our friend David took on his camera. They truly capture what wonderful family Jubilee is. Thank you for loving us and sending us out so well.
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If there’s one message God’s been teaching the River City Church so far, it’s that he cannot be boxed in or limited. The part we play is to simply show up, step out and see what God will do.
Ever since Jubilee announced its church plant would be in the East of Hull, we (my husband, Luke, and I, Nicky) both felt we would be part of it. Although East Hull gets a lot of ‘bad press’, Luke and I had, for a number of
"I do not need safety as much as I need Jesus."
This is fast becoming my 'mantra'.
I find myself repeating this lyric from a Rend Collective song rather more often than I would like. For a long time I have lived a rather comfortable middle class existence. I have taken my safety and the safety of my family for granted.
However, having moved to a more challenging neighbourhood I am having to remind myself that safety isn't as important as being obedient to Jesus.
The first day
Not only a great name for a blog but also my life's ambition. Having been a Christian for a long time I know that God has a plan for me. The bible tells me so in Jeremiah 29:11. But my life drastically changed when I learned to TRUST that this was true.
I was a typical rebellious teen. Having grown up in a Christian home I had seen my parents grapple with their faith and get lots of things right and also a lot wrong.