In Acts 12:24 it says that "as the Word of God multiplied so disciples also multiplied".
As a core-team we have felt stirred from this verse that Jesus is inviting Hope Church Sittingbourne to do three things as part of our 20x20 Vision, these three things are:
1. Multiply the Word
2. Multiply disciples
3. Multiply connection points
Over the next 6/8 weeks we will be in a posture of prayerfully considering this invitation which we believe the Holy Spirit has laid before us. We're exploring the practical and spiritual implications of embracing a new future shape towards exponential growth as well as considering some of the implications for us organisationally.
Change can be scary.. some of us love it, others not so much! Over the next couple of months we're trusting God to speak to those who would rush off about intentionally allowing others to catch up, and to those who would resist to link arms with others so that we all step forward in unison together.
As the above vision develops into a clear practical strategy we will begin to drip-feed some of the necessary changes that will be happening for us to align ourselves with Gods plans for us.
With this in mind, can you please make a note in your diary for Sunday, 5th January 2020 when we will be sharing more of our 20x20 Vision for the year ahead,
Great to gather together & worship Jesus this morning at Costa. We had the pleasure of Steve, Jennie & Amy Dunn visiting to encourage us on 'Treasuring the small things'. We love inviting Relational Mission friends in to speak into our evolving church plant #moretogether #RMkent#relationalmission #newfrontiers
We were encouraged by our little church plant, with 18 of us travelling over to nearby #Swale friends Faversham Community Church to physically join Relational Mission churches from across #Kent in the #prayersofmany across 5 continents with 1,000s of others! To have had so many local pioneering situations present was such a huge encouragement too - More Lord #newfrontiers #relationalmission #prayerfirst #ENOUGH#moretogether
We're incredibly thankful for these three wonderful ladies who are spending a few days at the CAP HQ in Bradford being trained to lead #CAPLifeSkills in #Sittingbourne & wider #Swale. Exciting to think in just a few months time this great new work should be up & running to bless & serve local people in Jesus name #hope #christiansagainstpoverty#lifeskills
Such an encouragement to prayer walk central #Sittingbourne tonight with a handful of faithful guys believing Jesus for exponential Kingdom transformation in every sphere; commuters, new estates & infrastructure (& new residents), local council & national government, local businesses, social care provision, Churches Together in Sittingbourne & lots more. We even laid hands on a cinema we'd quite like to occupy! #hope #church#sittingbourne #relationalmission #newfrontiers
SUNDAY, 22ND DECEMBER 2019
10am to 11am (9:45am to order drinks)
If you live in or around Sittingbourne we would love to invite you to our Christmas Celebration @ Costa.
Starting at 10am we'll have a family friendly fun filled morning exploring the Hope filled meaning of Christmas.
• Sung contemporary Christmas carols
• A free Costa drink
• Festive snacks & treats
• A light hearted atmosphere
• A hope filled Christmas message
Adults & children of all ages are welcome but children are to be under the care of an adult parent or carer.
Harvest Sunday earlier this morning at Costa. We worshipped Jesus & collected essential items for Swale Foodbank to distribute to local families in need. Great to be able to gather & worship publicly despite the extra noise & chaos that a coffee shop sometime offers!! #relationalmission #newfrontiers #hope #church #sittingbourne #swale#pioneering #churchplant #missionalcommunity
Soo good to welcome a group of pioneers from the Salvation Army South East Division to worship Jesus and explore His Word with us at Costa this morning.
Thanking Jesus for new friends & allies! We loved meeting the #ForgeUKpractitioners this morning and are excited to journey & learn together with them over this next season! #moretogether #Kingdomcollaboration#pioneering #freshexpressions #relationalmission #newfrontiers #hope#church #sittingbourne #swale #kent
Such a privilege for us to be invited to serve with the Munch Swale team @ Sittingbourne Methodist Church this afternoon for Wk4 of #MUNCH.
We served over 57 meals to local families with a team of 20+ people from across local #Sittingbourne churches.
Great to see practical Kingdom collaboration blessing local folk as the churches collectively look to alleviate holiday hunger.
MUNCH has been running at several venues across Sittingbourne for 4 consecutive weeks and has served 100s of local families free meals along with great family focused craft activities! #lovesittingbourne #munchswale #familyfun
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