My Home: Kings Church Horsham
I believe that, without exception, that Father God’s Plan A for displaying his Kingdom rule and reign on earth is His Church. There is no Plan B!
Heaven on Earth comes when God’s people, as individuals, operate together in the community of the church. His Kingdom comes when each individual knows their identity as a son or daughter of Father God and are operating in the power of the Holy Spirit in their own spheres of influence but always from a community of believers – The church!
Whilst this blog is my personal blog where my own thoughts, talks, diary events and comments are made which are entirely my own, I always operate only as a man under authority. Whilst I lead the team of Elders who lead Kings Church Horsham, I gladly submit myself to them, to their wisdom, to their input and their friendship. As a team we invite and gladly submit to the the spiritual authority of apostolic leaders within the the Catalyst Sphere of Newfrontiers, the family of churches that we are part of.
I recognise that the invitations and opportunities I have to take part in events outside of Kings Church Horsham come because of the amazing grace of God and because both my fellow elders and the wonderful people who are Kings Church Horsham release me to do so. I am only able to serve other churches, travel to other countries and speak at conferences because of what Father God has done and is doing at Kings Church Horsham and that, it must be said, is a team effort.
For me there is no place like home! No group of people like those of Kings Church and this is my first love and priority.
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Who's Who & Whats What
- About Me
First and foremost I am a husband to Hazel and we have been married since 1991. Then I am a father, Hazel and I have 2 adult sons – Tom & Eddie.
After that I am the Eldership Team Leader, Senior Pastor or Lead Elder depending on your church tradition, of Kings Church Horsham (KCH). I also have the privilege of helping other churches leaders locally, nationally and internationally. The most visible expression of this is the Culture Lunches I host with others from the KCH Team every two months.
In 2013 I had a series of powerful encounters with the Holy Spirit that transformed my life giving me a passionate desire for the manifest presence of God. I realised that ambition was no substitute for hunger and so began a journey of discovery for my true identity as a son of God, what being an heir with Christ meant and how I have access to a heavenly inheritance now.
“This journey has changed everything. It has changed me, my need to perform, my ambition for success that is measured in the size of my church, the number of sites or the multiple meetings or even my busyness. I used to get my value and worth from those things. The decisions I made would usually be about increase in those areas because that gave increase in my significance and worth. However, all that changed when I realised who I was as a son of heavenly father! My worth and value are in Him and that will not change no matter how well, or how badly, I perform. Successful or not, I am my fathers son!”
- About Kings Church
Kings Church Horsham is a vibrant church made up of a diverse group of people from Horsham and the surrounding area. Gathering together over 300 men, women, singles, married couples and families on a Sunday in Tanbridge House School and probably over 400 people doing life together through the week.
On a Sunday our meetings are relaxed and informal. We love to worship, hear stories from individuals about how God is impacting them or using them to transform the communities they are part of, as well as learning about life from the Bible. Whenever we meet we are hungry to encounter God and to experience His presence.
Throughout the week we gather in what we call Connect groups which are a great context to live out the vision and culture of the Kingdom in a smaller setting. Here is a place to care for one another, encounter God together, mature as disciples and see God’s kingdom impact our world as we inspire one another to do the things Jesus commissioned us to to … Share with others who don’t know Him the good news of the gospel of the kingdom!
To find out more visit the Kings Church Horsham website.
- About Catalyst
Catalyst, a Newfrontiers apostolic team led by Dave Devenish which aims to make disciples of all nations. This team includes churches from around the UK and Ireland and serves churches around the Russian-speaking world as well as Europe and the Middle East.
For more information about Catalyst, click here.
Every year the Catalyst churches from around the UK gather up to 4000 people for a festival of worship, Bible teaching and the arts in the Midlands
- About NewFrontiers
From one small church on the South Coast of England in the 1980’s, Newfrontiers grew to hundreds of churches worldwide, and in 2011 transitioned into its current form – a network of apostolic leaders. Newfrontiers is now a group of apostolic leaders partnering together on global mission, joined by common values and beliefs, shared mission and genuine relationships.
Those apostolic leaders lead what we commonly call “Spheres”. Each sphere is a network of churches overseen and gathering to that particular apostolic leader. For us here in Horsham, that leader is David Devenish and the Catalyst Sphere.
- About Culture Lunches
Culture Lunches are regular gathering of likeminded senior leadership teams, both men and women, who have a similar passion to pursue the presence of God, to encounter him and to see the culture of the kingdom break out in the churches they lead.
The purpose in meeting together is to encounter Father God together. We are not therefore limited to only gathering with other churches from our networks or denominations. Our common denominator is our hunger for more of Him. Our only ambition is to know Him more. As a result, not only are we inviting anyone who is hungry, but are happy for you to extend that same invitation too. The only requirement is that they are leaders hungry for more! This invitation is therefore for men, women, young and old leading in some kind of church context.
To find out more click here
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