The apostle Paul writes: We proclaim Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. (Colossians 1:28-29) I love these verses. They capture what I long for us to do at St Stephen’s:
- We proclaim Christ: It is in Jesus, as we see him revealed in the Bible, that we have hope for the future, know forgiveness today and are set free to see the glory of God.
- We proclaim Christ to everyone: Three times Paul speaks of everyone. This includes people of all ages and backgrounds. We want all people to come to know Jesus, even if church feels like an alien place to them. We all need to grow in Christian maturity, even if we have been going to Church for years.
- We proclaim Christ with Jesus’ energy. We do everything reliant on the power of God’s Spirit through prayer.
Wherever you find yourself in life, we would love to meet you, to welcome you and to help you grow in your knowledge of Christ. We meet on a Sunday at 11am.
In the Autumn we will be launching mid-week Bible study groups and also a Christianity Explored course for people wanting to rethink the Christian Faith. Hope to connect with you soon,