Monday, 12 October 2015

An introduction that comes halfway through the story

Wouldn't that be weird - finding the introduction halfway through the book?  And yet that's exactly how this first blog post feels.  Somehow, at the same time as we begin something new, we continue something that began a long time ago.

Of course, that's no surprise when it comes to working with God.  The earliest things we notice are the shoots of the seeds He planted.  And that's only if we're paying close attention.  Often we don't sign up to His plan until we see people already enjoying the fruit!

So while this blog is a sign that something new is beginning, it's also evidence that God is continuing a process that began many years ago.  Hence, we're excited not only because of what lies ahead, but because of what we can see God has already done, opening doors and laying foundations.  

But if you've missed the first few chapters, don't worry - you're just in time for the introduction!

Welshpool Community Church is a church plant being supported by Newtown Evangelical Church. We currently consist of two couples - Tom and Ruth Magness with Brandon and Charlotte Oram - plus a small army of eight children.  We've all lived in Welshpool for over 10 years, and have supported local churches for much of that time.  However, we've struggled to find a church that is contemporary in its practice, but traditionally reformed in its theology (and if you're not sure what that means, don't panic - we'll come back to it another day!)

But that hasn't stopped us loving, supporting and serving in local churches, and I can see how God has used those years to teach us and prepare us for planting a church.  Take a look at the "What we do when we meet" page to learn about how we'll be applying some of those lessons when we begin public services in December.

We greatly appreciate the prayerful support of others.  If you want to continue following the progress of Welshpool Community Church, please enter your email address in the box in the right-hand sidebar.  You'll then be notified by email each time there's a new blog post.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him."  Ephesians 1v3-4

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