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.
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
God spoke to us about moving to start a new church in August last year. Since then it has been a painful but exciting journey of transition. We are now living in East Hull and will soon transfer our children to new schools. In only a few months we will begin to meet together on a Sunday morning as River City Church.
I wanted to share a number of incredible things that have happened over the last few months, mostly to record them so we
In Genesis 26 Isaac is on the search for water. Not just any old water, but 'living water'. By this the Bible means not just a well that has water at the bottom of it, but a well filled with a source of water that 'bubbles up, that flows', where the well does not need to be laboured over but as they begin to dig the water flows out freely. His servants move from place to place, digging wells here, there and everywhere until