Wow what an amazing adventure our first year at Kings Centro has been.
We’ve seen 15 new people joining the church, 8 people being baptised and had nearly 250 different visitors on Sunday mornings. 12 guests attended our first Alpha Course and last Sunday we had our biggest Sunday attendance yet with nearly 240 people at our baby dedications. Our kids work is amazing and we regularly have 30 children under the age of 11 with us on a Sunday morning.
We’ve seen hips healed, ears unblocked, addiction to smoking and prescription drugs broken, Fathers finding a relationship with Jesus on their death beds and people finding work or money provided when they didn’t have any.
We have people from all over the world who have made this church their home. Poland, Spain, South Africa, Columbia, Russia, Australia, Cyprus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Greece, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Malaysia, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Romania, America and many more each and every week.
Alongside our Sunday meetings 8 life groups meet with almost 100 adults attending each week and they have been regularly praying for our town and involved serving at Food Bank, Mathew 25, the Night Shelter and on Street Pastors. We’ve had faithful women going out every week into the town centre to sit on a bench intentionally talking to and praying for people they meet. During this time they’ve had words of knowledge and prayed for healing for those they’ve met.
We’ve hosted a production of Noah with over 500 guests, been part of the Eastbourne Carnival, handed out balloons, sweets and mother day flowers in town. Invited people to our Christmas and Easter celebrations and we are currently as part of the church’s LOVE Eastbourne gift day we’re buying Bourne school a new climbing frame for their playground.
Finally we’ve been blessed to build amazing relationships with local business including green grocers, cafes, bars and bistros through hosting prayer meetings and Alphas in restaurants in town, ladies cake nights, evening meals or men gathering after work at the Pub.
There are so many more stories you could hear from every person who’s been involved.
While enthusiasm and momentum will only carry us so far, we are here for the long term. We want to see our town changed and blessed as a result of us as a family of believers sharing and displaying the good news of the gospel.
The church we want to be is …..
Generous, Encouraging, Thankful, Real, Adventurous and Welcoming.
My prayer is that as we continue to meet and bless our town we would find more ways of engaging with the town throughout the week. I want us to continue in faith expectant that God would heal and save those we meet, welcoming all those we meet, thankful for all we have and a people who are blessing the community in town that we have been called to call our home.
Centro Site Pastor