Community Church Blackburn has been a little like a wandering tribe on the move for the last ten years.
Originally we were meeting in several places in Shadsworth, then a few years ago we moved to several buildings in Blackburn town centre and since February 2016 we have been meeting in the worship centre at Wesley Hall. What can we learn about God from this?
Well God has always provided the right place at the right time for us to meet! Even at short notice. We have never missed a meeting due to lack of a place. God is a wonderful provider and He has never failed?
Secondly the building isn’t church. We are the church! Community Church Blackburn has never been entirely dependent on a physical building.
As mentioned previously, as a church we have been gifted over the years £100,000 penciled in for a building. A few years ago, as a leadership team and church we made a concerted effort to seek out a building however God was silent!
What we were looking for was a building with the following:
God was gracious and delivered most of that with Wesley Hall.
Every time I go into Wesley Hall I see a sign saying ‘Wesley Hall Dedicated to the Glory of God’ I would love to see that happening more and more not less and less.
Wesley Hall is a wonderful building and recently we have been praying for God to give it to us completely!!
Why? because we want to see the Kingdom of God advance in Blackburn!!! And Gods light to shine as bright as possible in that place. We need space for all the plans God has for us. We want a building which is filled with ministries expressing Gods love and building Gods kingdom 24/7
Have we got the resources and expertise as a church to deal with it. Probably not!!
However, I do know we have a big God who has always provided what we need and is good.
Would it be scary. Yes!!!
But I know God says do not be afraid for I am with you!!
Would the Methodist give it to us? Don’t know! However I know God is sovereign and He holds all things for those who love him.
Please pray for Wesley Hall. Please pray for Wisdom and Grace. God always has the right place for us to be for Him to be Glorified
Pray for Wisdom, Faith and a total reliance on Jesus for the leadership team as we pray about this area.
Pray thanking God for his incredible provision which he has always demonstrated, and we acknowledge he has the perfect plan for our church and church premises 😊
God is Good!
Helpful Bible Verses
And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
1 Peter 2:5
You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.