So, then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” – Ephesians 2:19
God sets the lonely in a family, David wrote this line in one of his songs as he reflected on his journey from shepherd boy to fugitive and finally to King. As followers of Jesus we become part of His family which today we call the church. Doing life with family certainly can be interesting at times. We don’t always agree but there is a strong bond of love that ultimately wants the best for each member of our family. In his letter to a few church communities in a region called Galatia, Paul gives them this encouragement:
As we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith – Galatians 6:10
This year we did “good” for 54 of our children & young people by financially supporting them to enjoy a life changing experience at Summer Camp. So many took significant steps in faith, including many giving their lives to Christ for the first time. Here is what one young person said:
‘I had gone to Fuse a handful of times yet in the back of my mind I had always felt like an outsider... until tonight! Tonight, is the night! The night to find my identity and feel God’s hand on my shoulder! Feel his hug when I find out my results from school! I AM ENOUGH! This is the start of the rest of my life!’
Our target is £6,000 to invest in the next generation.
At the inauguration of the church we are confronted with the radical compassion of these new converts. Dr Luke puts it like this:
And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. - Acts 2:44-45
Our target is £3,000 to show compassion to our church family.
Investing in facilities
Having taken a huge step of faith to build our own facilities back in the early 1980’s, God spoke to us clearly through a prophecy given one evening as the church fasted and prayed. After giving what we could the money for the new building would come through the church building. Soon after the build was completed our day nursery was opened and it released finance towards the mortgage & maintenance.
We have continued to be obedient to God’s Word and use the facilities to generate finance by adding conferencing and coffee shop, releasing tithes and offerings for ministry and mission.
This year we would like to replace the furniture in the foyer area. This is used intensively by the coffee shop and conferencing, welcoming thousands of people to our facility each year. The foyer serves as a great place for our church family mingle, hosts café church and so many of our ministries.
Our target is £21,000 to enhance our community space
ALL IN 2019-20 TARGET
ALL IN 2019-20 TIMETABLE
1stFund opensWhy we exist
8thWe're Committed to Community
15thWe're Moving towards Maturity
22ndWe're Passionate about People
23rdIndia Missions Evening
24thAfrica Missions Evening
29th We're Saved to Serve
6thWe're Forgiven to Forgive
13thWe're Given to GenerosityCommitment Sunday
20thWe're Bringing our Best
How to find us
Milton Keynes Christian CentreStrudwick Drive, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes,