Good news is so often like buses, isn’t it? Two developments over the last couple of weeks have really encouraged us as we look forward to planting in the Summer.
Firstly, we heard that we’ve been accepted as a Recognised Church Plant by the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). We’ve said from the beginning that we wanted to link arms with the 500+ other churches in the FIEC as they seek to reach our nation for Christ. I wrote here last November about so many of the great things about being part of the FIEC. Our being recognised means that we can access their legal support as we progress our application to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), and take advantage of advice from their experienced ministry team, as well as help with publicity and support. We’re really excited about joining this fellowship, and seeking to do our bit to reach our nation with the good news of Jesus.
Secondly, we’ve now confirmed our venue for Sunday worship. We will, God willing, be meeting on Sunday morning at Howard Park Community School, in Cleckheaton. It is right in the centre of town, just round the corner from the Town Hall, and seems to fit our needs perfectly. It is used by many community groups, and also includes the local Sure Start centre. The school have been extremely helpful and enthusiastic about us using their hall, and we’re very excited about getting stuck in.
We’re so grateful to God for all His provision and grace to us. We praying and trusting that He would continue to provide for all our needs out of His generous grace. Do give me a shout if you’d like to receive our prayer letter, and get more details on how you can pray for us as we get closer to planting in the Summer.
We’re also having another prayer meeting on the 13th May, for anybody interested in finding out more about what it would be like to be part of our team in Spen. Please do get in contact if you’d like to come along.