Pray, Grow, Go
A number of years ago we met as a community to pray, discuss and look ahead to our future and the journey we are on together. Our vision was very simple and guides everything we do.
We all need to take the time to spend with God, to make space to be still and rest in his presence. Prayer is powerful. It is our direct line to the Father. It is in our time of prayer that we can speak to the Lord, to bring our joys and our sorrows, our challenges and our victories, and to thank him.
We believe prayer should be our starting point, our springboard into new and exciting things, it is where we have these conversations with God and discover the way forward for ourselves and our community. We don't have to use big words or fancy language, we just need to be honest and to listen for what he is saying to us. It is through the power of prayer that the Father equips us, grows us, and encourages us to go out into our communities, our nation and the world.
Growing closer to God and entering into a relationship with him is the best thing we can do with our lives. Becoming more like Jesus is essential for authentic Christianity. We call this discipleship, and as a community we seek to provide an environment to allow this to happen.
We believe that by learning together, praying and encouraging each other, we will grow in faith and discipleship. This is why our communities and groups that meet during the week are so important to us. Coming together in a space of encouragement, support and fellowship is another way God equips us to share in his good news. We can't do it alone. We depend on the strength of the Father and the support of his disciples on this journey.
Our calling is an adventure, whatever that might be for you. It isn't always easy, we don't have all the answers, and often your journey can take you to unexpected places. But, if we start with prayer and continue with prayer, Jesus walks alongside us through the familiar and the unknown.
Your Christian brothers and sisters are a huge source of support, they have been put here to encourage you and even challenge you. As disciples, we seek to continually pray and learn how to be more like Jesus to equip ourselves. A Christian life will be the greatest adventure you will know.
Praying, growing and going isn't a 3 step process, it's a constant rhythm on our greatest adventure!