Saturday, 13 September 2008

New to this - in more ways than one!

I've never had a blog before - didn't even know they existed until a few months ago, I'm not very technically minded. A friend of mine suggested I start one to keep a record of all the street encounters I have as I embark on the adventure of taking Jesus to the streets...

The church I'm part of in Bedford, the King's Arms (http://www.kingsarms.org/) is an amazing place to be. God is doing incredible things among us at our Sunday services. People get healed and set free from stuff that holds them back most weeks, God speaks to us and meets with us. God is on the move and I love being part of what He's doing.

But we don't want to keep God in church! Might sound a bit of a funny statement, but if you think about Jesus when He was around...He was always out on the streets being with the people and showing them that God loved them and wanted to have a relationship with them. People are becoming increasingly disillusioned with 'church' and some would never step foot in one becasue of that. At the King's Arms we are in the early stages of an exciting adventure of taking Jesus to the streets!

It's called treasure hunting - not a totally new thing, but new to us. It's scary but mind-blowing all at the same time. In a nutshell, you pray and ask God for clues about who He wants you to speak to, God then gives you clues and you go out to try and find your treasure. So far we've seen about 17 people healed on the streets as we've walked through fear and been obedient to God's promptings.

The point of this blog? To involve you in our adventure as a church and my personal adventure in seeing Jesus made famous. I hope that you find the encounters we have exciting and inspiring and that you might also feel stirred to join the adventure!