Great to be inspired by John at our service this week as he spoke to us about our preparation, our grounding, and us being unleashed on the world around us. God is preparing us for something new and calling each of us to take our place in the movement of God at CLC. You may be being stirred to pray, your heart may be turning to a community, a neighbourhood, a school or your workplace. You may be being called to prepare and disciple others and teach the truth of God’s word. The new thing God is doing is for each of us will be as varied, creative, and as unique, as each individual that God designed and made is unique. Listen out for the stirring of Holy Spirit as He releases new things in the family of God at CLC.
We have a number of new opportunities being prepared for at CLC:
Spiritual Support Team
Please pray for our Spiritual Support Team as we pilot an online and phone based support service with Nutgrove Primary School.
Will begin early March look out for details on how to join and share with your friends very soon.
Online New Members
We have had a number of new people join us and have been unable to hold a physical new members evening during lockdown. We are considering an online event for people who want to come into membership. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a member of the CLC family.
Some reminders around Testimonies, Elders, and services. Please read and respond
Thank you Katherine for your story this week. It is inspiring to each of us as we share Jesus. Listen to Katherine’s full testimony, coming soon on our Youtube channel Subscribe here:
Also please send us your Welcome, Worship, or Witness stories then we can all celebrate your testimonies and hear from you. Find out how below:
Send us your testimonies
We love our church family and we want to hear from you!
As we continue with church online we want our services to have an authentic CLC family feel. Send us your stories of Worship, Welcome, and Witness, then we will share them in our CLC online services.
If you have a testimony in any of the following areas then please send it to us:
Do you have something to thank God for? What is inspiring you to worship God at the moment? How is God impacting your life currently?
How are you and your family doing? Where are you from? What are you praying about at the moment? How can we pray for you? Are you new to the CLC family then take a moment to introduce yourself.
Which not yet Christian people are in you Reach that we can pray for? Have you shared your faith with anyone recently? Do you have a story of healing, salvation, or answered prayer as you have been sharing your faith?
The technical bit:
- Testimonies should be between 1 and 3 minutes long
- Record on your phone in landscape
- Record in a quiet area with good lighting
- Send your videos to us via whatsapp or wetransfer
we are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you in our online services.
Elders Announcement and Affirmation process 2 weeks to go
After much prayer and hearing God the Elders believe God has been speaking to us about appointing an Elder from a younger generation. Having heard this, we believe Simon Consiglio is the right person to step into Eldership. We have felt for some time that Simon would be our next Elder and have received a prophetic word from a member of our CLC family confirming the importance of both Simon and his wife Kelly alongside us in leadership of the Church. We have approached Simon and he has taken time to pray and seek God. Having spent time praying, Simon also believes this is the right time for him to step into Eldership.
We would love you all to spend some time in prayer throughout the month of February. Our members will have received an email asking for a response during the affirmation process. As an Elim Church our process of appointing Elders is to seek the affirmation of our members. We therefore ask that all of our members contact us giving affirmation of the Elders’ proposal or with any questions or concerns. For those who are not yet members we value you and we would love to hear from you as you pray and hear God during this month.
Lockdown services for those not on the internet and those who are feeling lonely and isolated will continue throughout February. We will then look at Government guidance as to how we proceed from March onwards. For more information watch the video below.
Preparing to move
Let us follow Jesus example and prepare our hearts to move out into all God is calling us to, in this year of new things.
John 1:14 The Message
The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighbourhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes,
the one-of-a-kind glory,
like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
true from start to finish.
Love and blessings