Over the summer, as a church, we participate in two festivals.
If you don’t already know, one is called Newday which is for teenagers and the other is called Devoted for all the church family.
If you want to know more here are the promo videos:
Newday is Awesome! and we have seen God move in amazing ways in our young people’s lives because of it and therefore this has seeped into our church lives.
Parents: if you want to see God move in your teenager’s life more send them to Newday!
Both in salvation and discipleship.
Teenagers: If you want to know more about God, see what christianity is about, experience the coolest worship, I know of, with over 7000 other young people in a massive tent, hear from the most gifted communicators talking about Jesus, I’ve come across, ask really pertinent questions that you might have and get real meaningful answers, and finally and possibly most important, to some, laugh at people doing the most extraordinary sometimes, crazy stuff.
Get yourself to Newday.
We have a vision of us one day taking a large coach full of Kids to Newday, from Blackburn and just watching God do his stuff.
It also requires a huge amount of preparation and work to undertake going there and this team is led by Angela and Geoff. If you would like to be involved go and see them.
Please pray again for this year that we have wonderful weather, all the preparations goes well, that you give all those involved wisdom and endurance and finally that God moves more and more in the lives of the young people.
Please also pray for the Newday team across Newfrontiers who do an amazing job.
If that’s not enough excitement for you we have the Devoted festival at the end of August where the ChristCentral family of churches come together and worship, learn, fellowship and just hang out.
This is a great time for our church last year and we had nearly 50 people go.
If you’ve not already booked please see Angela, as we are keen that as many people as possible in our church family can go so we will do our best to remove as many barriers as we can.
This is also a great time to just catch the bigger vision of our family of churches in the UK and across the world.
Again please pray for the team led by Angela and Geoff who are organizing this as it is a huge logistical operation.
Also pray that God blesses us with good weather and God moves through our church.
Finally pray for Jeremy Simkins and Graham Anns as they organise and prepare for devoted
Very very excited about what God is going to do!! God is Good!😊
Helpful Bible Verses
Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ