Sunday, 24 March 2019
Our two church councils met for a morning yesterday to trhink together about 'GROWING WIDER' - taking the message of the Gospel out to the people of our united benefice here in Bermondsey.
After breakfast together and a bible study on Acts 14. 21-28 we considered the scale of the challenge - taking the Gospel to the 18,000 residents of our two parishes - before considering two new projects - Fresh Expressions of church - to reach out beyond our precent buildings and activties. More about these in due course.
We also considered Jesus's words in Luke 10.2 where he says 'The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.'
That seemed just right for us. We have a huge harvest field. The labourers are few and so we need to pray for more - and that's why we ended this fruitful and encouraging morning on a note of heartfelt prayer.