This evening was my ordination and our commissioning service as Church Planters. We were delighted to see so many from our four partnership churches in Woodford and Wanstead, our friends and church family from Grace Church Worcester Park, Perks and Matt Dalton representing Co-Mission, Trevor Archer representing the FIEC and many others from other networks and denominations.
It was a momentous occasion and celebration (and similar to saying our wedding vows again) as we committed to serving Christ’s church and the world in this new venture. Perks proclaimed a powerful and sobering message from 2 Timothy 4v1-5 stressing the importance to Preach the Word in season and out of season. It was huge challenge to me and other church leaders there and I certainly felt the weight of responsibility that I am undertaking.
It was wonderful to see unity amongst diverse networks, denominations and churches working together for the advance of the gospel. We look forward to establishing this cross-cultural church in a very needy area of London which we hope and pray would serve our community, city, country and other countries as we seek to make disciple making disciples of Jesus for all nations!