Come and join us on Wednesday, 8th August from 7pm for a tasty BBQ at the Watsons home in Sittingbourne. This is a chance for all those interested in supporting or connecting with Hope Sittingbourne to meet others exploring the same!
Please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or txt/phone 07708 948453 for more details and to let us know you are coming.
We had our 1st 'Breakthrough' prayer gathering last night with 16 friends from across Sittingbourne and wider Kent crammed into the Watson's front room thanking God for the journey so far & seeking Him for the shape of things to come.
We’re feeling very thankful right now for friends standing with us and supporting us in prayer! #prayerfirst #RMKent #relationalmission #newfrontiers #prayersofmany #sittingbourne #hope
Starting on Wednesday, 18th July 2018 we’ll be hosting monthly ‘Breakthrough’ prayer evenings to intentionally, strategically and persistently lay foundations in prayer as the journey of Hope Sittingbourne unfolds.
If you are interested in joining us at the Watsons home from 8pm to 9:30pm on the following evenings then please contact Gordon beforehand on 07708-948453 for further details.
On Friday, 29th June we had the privilege of 1,000s of people across nations and time zones in Relational Mission churches praying for Hope Church Sittingbourne at #ENOUGH.
If you missed it, here is a short video we recorded to help people in their prayers for us here at Hope Church Sittingbourne - Thank you for standing with us! #prayersofmany #newfrontiers #relationalmission #moretogetherthanapart #roots #hearts #smiles #Sittingbourne #Swale #Kent
We wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to those that made the effort on a lovely sunny Friday evening (29th June 2018) to travel over to #Sittingbourne for #ENOUGH to pray for multiple Relational Mission #Kent pioneering contexts, including our own.
Seeing friends gathered and united in fellowship, worship and prayer from across all of Kent, and especially giving some local Sittingbourne friends exposure to how we go about things, was such a joy and I welled up a few times.
One of the couples that have recently joined up with us/Hope Church Sittingbourne were there for the whole evening and commented “This is the best prayer meeting we’ve been to in over 15 years!!” #wow
We were blessed to have friends there from Sittingbourne churches and friends representing the Swale CAP Debt Centre and Sittingbourne Foodbank.
We came home with bundles of cards and pieces of paper covered with prophetic words, prayers and encouragements - I chatted with each of the other guys representing the pioneering works into Dover, Sheppey and Margate and know that they too were so encouraged with the sense of togetherness and unity demonstrated throughout the night - So good!
It took a small army of people to make it all happen. We’re really thankful for those that sacrificially served to make the BBQ, refreshments, communion, worship and hosting all possible - Thank you!
The date for our next #ENOUGH night of prayer is Friday, 16th November 2018. Can we please encourage you to get the date in your diaries now and do all you can to join in with the #prayersofmany - Venue to be confirmed.
Such a great afternoon with 70+ friends coming to hang with us at the Watsons #Sittingbourne housewarming. Truly wonderful to see some old friends as well as make a few new ones. Excited for all that is yet to come & deeply thankful for all that came before! #letsgetplanting #Hope #relationalmission
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We celebrate this next phase in our journey as a church - part of our call is to send people out to extend the kingdom into other locations. The Watson’s have recently moved to Sittingbourne to plant a church and things are falling into place - keep up to date here: http://www.hopesittingbourne.org/ - We want to honour them and give them a proper send off.
On Sunday 10th June during the morning meeting, we will be officially sending them out as a family, like arrows moving towards the target with prayer, celebration and expectation. Join us for the morning but also for a picnic afterwards from 1.30pm - venue off site TBC.
Don’t worry they will be back from time to time to update us on developments but this will mark the end of an era and so our joy at moving forward will be rightly mixed with a sense of loss (grief) as we say goodbye to dear friends. Grieving is not just about painful bereavements but also about other areas of ‘loss’ such as seasons of transition which mean leaving behind the familiar and moving into the unknown. As they and we go through this it promotes further growth and maturity for them and for the church, see here to be encouraged about how God works through such changes for the enlargement of our souls: http://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Session-5-Enlarge-Your-Soul-through-Grief-and-Loss.pdf
It was so good to be prayed for last night at the CCC Family Meeting.
Gordon shared plans for SENDING SUNDAY on 10th June when he'll step down from eldership & the Watson family will be sent out to pioneer Hope Church Sittingbourne (they moved to Sittingbourne last Monday, 7th May)
We received lots of prophetic direction & confirmation. We’re increasingly feeling like a sharpened arrow in the Lord's hands, ready to be shot out to hit the target!
#sittingbourne #hope #church #pioneering #relationalmission #newfrontiers