'The Father is pleased with the faithful way in which you have served those people He has already given you and He intends to give you ' a great harvest of souls '. He wants you to earnestly seek Him for guidance as to how you are to nurture, serve and disciple these new people. This is not to find out how to reach them because He will bring them to you. I sense that you will need to be prepared not only to think about buildings but also about how you operate because this new group will not simply be an extension of the growth you have already seen but something quite different in numbers and kind. I believe this needs to happen before the 'harvest' will come.'When coupled with Julian’s prophetic word from January (listen to it here) I sense we need to fast and pray all together one day a month for six months. The plan is that on the first Thursday of the month we fast and in the evening all gather in one place to “pray the prophetic into our now”. We would not meet as separate Lifegroups that week nor would we have our usual three days of prayer at the beginning of each term.
The proposed THURSDAYS are 5 May, 2 June, 7 July, 1 Sept, 6 Oct and 3 NOV.
On Sunday 17 April I plan to preach from Joshua 1 & 3 as a signpost to help us see what God is doing amongst us.