The full recording from our Kings Family Night where the elders shared the future things God is calling us to in Eastbourne and Seaford, and how we have landed at some of these decisions together.
Here are the five key statements made:
1. Graham and Belinda will be connecting the Kings Church Family with God’s global mission. Having extended periods of time both home and away, ensuring there’s a strong link between the two.
2. We will be actively raising up the next generation of leaders and elders across the church. This has already been happening in each of the venues over the past few years but will now accelerate
3.As we transition into this new phase, Oli is taking on responsibility for Hampden Park (a role he has already been fulfilling the last six months), with Andy continuing to oversee Centro. Dave Holden will be working with the Elders as they look to determine future leadership of Kings.
4. We are now in the process of releasing Seaford to become a standalone church (but remaining part of the family). We will be supporting Jez, Amy and the team in working this all out.
5. Graham and Belinda are staying in Eastbourne, working on Global Mission from this base. They will continue to be an active part of the church, helping shape the eldership and leadership at Kings over this transitionary period. Belinda will continue to oversee developments in discipleship, integration and pastoral care. They will both be involved in the raising up of new elders and leaders and shaping the future leadership structure at Kings.
If you’ve never been on Alpha it’s a fantastic place for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. No question is too simple, or too honest. And there’s free food!
You can sign up at www.kings.church/alpha
Join us for one evening — if it’s not for you, there’s no pressure to continue. But if you do, you might just make some excellent friends along the way…
A quick update on the development of the live stream, and some of the heart and vision behind it.
“My friend asking me to church was potentially the most significant question anyone’s ever asked me”
Martin was one of the first teenagers to become a Christian at Kings. With no church background, Martin simply came off the back of an invite from a friend. During worship a lady collapsed on the floor and her leg was healed right in front of him. When Lex (the pastor) asked if anyone wanted to find out more about Jesus, Martin put his hand right up — to his friend’s amazement.
Fast forward thirty years and you realise what a pivotal moment that simple invite from a friend was. Not just for Martin, but for his wife and children that followed. Amazing to see God at work!
Our Hampden Park and Centro venues went down the beach and celebrated the baptisms of eight people who have recently decided to follow Jesus. Amazingly, we were joined by two passers by who wanted to get baptised as well.
Timings: John (00:54), Holly (04:17), James (05:32), Catherine (07:40), Alexia (10:25), Annalie (12:52), Delphine (14:33), Daniel (18:52)
Our Summer series ‘The Good Life’ kicks off this Sunday (28th July), 10am at the Kings Centre. A four week family series based on the book of Proverbs, we’ll be heading back to class in ‘The School Of Wisdom’. Lots of fun, music, videos and treats! Our meeting will be just over an hour long and great for kids of any age (even big kids!).
Get a sneak peak at the timetable here. Don’t forget this is one joint meeting, replacing the 9 & 11am at our Hampden Park venue.
Our Centro venue is also having a one hour family friendly service based on the parables of Jesus. 10am at the Hippodrome Theatre.
“One of the biggest things for me has been letting go of control. It’s frightening at times because we’ve felt like we’ve lived on the edge a lot. Once you give your life to Jesus you’re surrendering everything…”
Sign-up for groups is now open! Head to www.kings.church/groups to see what’s on offer this term and don’t forget to invite a friend
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Baptism tells the story of death and resurrection: dying to your old self, your old way of living, and being born again into a new and eternal life with God.
Here are the stories of ten people who got baptised at Kings over the Easter weekend.
Timings: What is baptism? 00:00, Ryan 02:39, Daniel 06:11, Jack 09:51, Donna 12:29, Elisa 13:59, Zachary 16:18, Cora 18:30, Pierce 20:44, Sylvia 23:16, Adam 27:42.
We had so much fun at Ashburnham 2017! Book in now for 2019 — the next price break is coming up on 31 March: www.newgroundchurches.org/ashburnham/