As Christmas approaches and 2014 looms fast, we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported Commission in 2013 - it has been a big and busy year since Newfrontiers developed into the five spheres of churches in the UK.
It has been a great privilege to serve the churches across the south of the UK, and to hear of the wonderful developments in those churches - some brand new plants or congregations in new areas, and some churches over 100 years old! But all seeing fruits to their labour - people come to faith, people discipled, new initiatives in the community, and partnering with churches in other nations to name a few.
We enjoyed a great Westpoint event this year - and are looking forward to doing more together in 2014. Not just Westpoint of course - although that will be bigger, better and bolder than 2013 - but a brand new Student and 20s event, one day events focussing on Latin America, cross-cultural mission training, plus other developments in the pipeline. We are also really looking forward to hosting the Jubilee+ conference 'Churches that change communities' in Bournemouth in October (http://www.jubilee-plus.org/Groups/198373/Jubilee_Plus/Events/Events.aspx).
One event that is rapidly approaching is CST (Commission Students and 20s) - a new event in Exeter gathering people from across the Commission family of churches. A great range of speakers coming...you can book in on this website on the 'upcoming events' page. Don't miss it!
As we reflect on 2013 over this Christmas season, let's give thanks to God for our continued journey as a family of churches and look to do more as we adventure together.