I just returned recently from a middle eastern country (sorry to make that sound so frightfully glamorous and mysterious – I can’t tell you which one as it’s not totally safe for the people there) after visiting church planting friends. My friends and I met on theology training as
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 above.
I had a plan of how my life would be, I trained as a physiotherapist because I was going to go overseas and work with children in orphanages, the lost and forgotten ones, written off because of their disabilities. I was going to be surrounded by the slender arms of loving children who I’d fixed [&
The season we currently find ourselves in is an odd one. It’s neither here nor there. We had left our former church to start a new one, except we had then deliberately chosen not to launch publicly until early 2017, instead taking our team through a ‘soft launch’ period. This was with
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 […]
It had become fairly apparent that God was leading Jubilee to start a new church in the East of Hull, the question now was who was going to lead it? Who did God want to work through to bring it to life? Who would we send out as part of the team in order to […]
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
As we have been praying and preparing for the launch of River City Church this Sunday, Abi was given a picture by God of sea-faring ships being washed in land by an enormous tidal surge of God’s power. She felt that this was God’s people (in local churches) being placed into positions of
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 […]
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.
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 […]
“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 saf