BBQ This Sunday Celebration

BBQ This Sunday Celebration

Mark this in your calendar! We’re having Celebration at the new building on the 23rd June 11am. £1 for a burger/sausage per person, and some extra change for drinks. There will also be gluten-free sausages available.

Tell your friends so they don’t turn up at the wrong venue! We look forward to seeing you there this sunny Sunday.

Address: Birchholt Road, ME15 9XY

Walking The Way

Walking The Way

‘Walking The Way’ with Dave Cape

We have an exciting opportunity, right on our doorstep, to link up with Dave Cape as he obediently walks with his cross and bowl this side of the world. Watch the video below as Dave explains the heart behind ‘Walking The Way’.


This is the first time Dave will bring his cross and bowl on mission to the South East of England. It is so timely for where we are as a church and is an incredible opportunity. Not everyone is going to be involved in everything, but we want to ask you to seek God and ask Him how you can help. Now is the time for us to ask “Lord how do you want to use me? What is my part to play?”

Dave and Carol arrived Thursday 25th April for a scouting trip, walking and cycling the Pilgrims Way in preparation for the main mission on 23rd August until the end of September 2019. Kim Godden generously loaned a couple of bikes for this trip – thank you, Kim!

Getting Involved

We will be hosting an information afternoon on Saturday 4th May, 2-4pm at ‘Caldicotts’(the Pattisons’ home) for those interested in being involved in ‘Walking the Way.’ There are some specific ways you can help and support.

Over the duration of the walk, a number of churches will be invited to join at different locations. Most of The Way will be walking, and we really believe that it will be a prophetic statement of God turning hearts back to Him, and seeing a new wave of the Spirit come in our nation. Also, Dave being Dave is an evangelist. If he meets somebody and feels the leading of the Spirit, he’s going to want to talk and pray with people. He will often just stop on the roadside, put water in the bowl and wash people’s feet ministering to them. We’ve never been on one of these missions but the stories we have heard have been absolutely incredible, how God just touches people and reveals Himself to them in such an amazing way – here’s your chance to be a part of it!

Due to the nature of the mission, Dave requires specific skills and available people during the course of the walk. Below are the various skill sets needed. Please be prayerfully considering if one of these aspects could be something you’d be able to contribute towards:

Road Team
Walkers and water tank carriers as Dave carries the cross and bowl, as it is quite remote on Pilgrims Way. Requirements: Two strong guys 40 years and under, who are strong and able to carry the water containers. Dave doesn’t know how many times he is going to stop each day or where the Spirit is going to take him specifically, but he needs people who are able to carry the water tanks. He is asking that they can be available for one week at a time.

Press Officers
People who can liaise with media, PR, radio stations, TV, local newspapers, write press releases as well as contacting and liaising with local churches in each of the areas Dave is going to be walking.

Social Media Officer
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, websites, etc.

Photographer
Are you good at taking pictures (high resolution, variety and good angles)? Dave loves it if people can come with him and capture moments and the experiences they have along the way. That’s both stills and video.

Visitor Co-ordinator
This is big job. Somebody to co-ordinate groups, churches and individuals. They will handle timings and locations for the visitors. This role will involve working out roughly where Dave is going to be along the road, where people can stay on the route and be the point of contact for people to liaise on those details.

Ask God What is My Part to Play?
In preparation, please be praying about it; both for the mission and whether you can make time available to help in any of these roles or any other way? We would encourage you to engage in prayer, and not to resign yourself to just sitting back and watching! Ask God “what part do You want me to play?” God prompted Estelle from Pathways Church to prayerfully walk the route. So this last week, she completed the whole route, praying over the various areas she walked through. God used this time to show her specific things/strongholds in different towns and villages we can be praying into. Please carry the mission in your heart – be praying for Dave and Carol as they scout this week and for protection over them. Neil has joined Dave for the scouting trip.

The Turning London Launch

Find out more by visiting http://theturning.eu/

The focus of the Turning is discipleship, which is a key element in church culture. Discipleship is taking care of and looking out for one another, taking responsibility for those God brings across our paths and those in the community. We are going to see people turn to Christ and that is just the beginning, then discipleship starts! For ‘The Turning’ launch, this looks like multiple churches from 23 Boroughs of London simultaneously share the Gospel, united in preparation, delivery, and follow-up, to see thousands of people saved and discipled. Our friend, Alex Afriyie, who heads up London Network Church (another COTN church), will be involved in this movement.

Praise God that things are happening, things are on the move! The Lord is preparing the way and drawing people to himself and allowing us to be part of the process. We were excited to recently hear that two of Chloe’s university friends gave their lives to Christ through her involvement. One was a result of Chloe answering questions about faith via social media, with them finally concluding that “I’m on the outside of this house looking in the living room, it is not just enough to look in, I have to open the door and go in.”

This is something for us to get excited about! Let’s engage with what God is doing and let’s allow ourselves to go with the flow of the Spirit and take up that responsibility because we are called to be fishers of men.

The London launch of ‘The Turning’ will take place on the 23rd-28th of September. Dave’s arrival in London will mark the end of the Pilgrims Way Walk, and coincide with the London launch of The Turning. Please be praying. If that’s something specifically that you would like to be involved in, please let us know at office@jubilee.co ‘The Turning’ week will end with a specific weekend event in London which would be great to be a part of. We would love as many Jubilee and Acts Life Cluster people to join us in going to London to support this event and praise God for the work that He has been done throughout the week.


Neil & Hazel

The Sending – Tickets Now Available Online for Booking

The Sending – Tickets Now Available Online for Booking

Hello Jubilee Family,

Tickets for The Sending are now available!

REGISTRATION
To purchase your ticket, click here.
For more information regarding The Sending, please go to thesending.org

THE SENDING FEES
Adult – £25 per person
Please note, that children from the age of 12 years will be charged full price.
*Please note our change in venue to:

VENUE
Mentors Country Estate, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Cnr N2 and St Francis Drive, Jeffreys Bay, 6330

CHILDREN
Please note, children over the age of 12 years will be charged full price.
There will be NO childcare provided for at the Conference. However, an overflow room will be provided with a live feed from the main sessions for parents and their children under 12 years.   

ACCOMMODATION
Please follow the link below to find relevant information regarding accommodation in Jeffreys Bay. The good news is that with the new venue, accommodation can be booked onsite and it’s pretty affordable. Other options are listed as well below the Mentors Country Estate details.
thesending.org
PROGRAMME

THURSDAY, 4TH JULY
(Victory Church, Jbay)
19:00                          Pre-Event Worship and Intercession  

FRIDAY, 5TH JULY
(Mentors Country Estate)
09:00 – 12:00            AM Sessions
19:00                          PM Session

SATURDAY, 6TH JULY
(Mentors Country Estate)
09:00 – 13:00            AM Sessions
19:00                          PM Session 

SUNDAY, 7TH JULY
(Mentors Country Estate)
09:00                          Sunday Celebration
18:00                          Sunday Celebration
The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff


“THE RIGHT STUFF”

Article by Tony Kettle

Beginning in 1959, mankind began to refocus on the concept of space travel, as, due to the miracle of modern technology and advanced media, many of us were privileged to closely and avidly follow the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programmes, which terminated in 1972, followed by the space shuttle and space station missions. All these endeavours were completed through the auspices and direction of the United States National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA). Europe later came into the ‘space race’ with the establishment of the European Space Agency (ESA).

With the tremendous public interest in the work of NASA, generated by the media, many men (and later, women) eagerly sought careers as astronauts, the term coined for those who were trained to travel into space. However, NASA (and subsequently ESA) developed extremely rigid criteria and qualifications required for entry into the astronaut training programme. They called these outstanding attributes “THE RIGHT STUFF!”

It occurs to me that God also has, in a sense, His own ‘space programme’, with His own ‘astronauts’ in training! We are those ‘astronauts’, if we are believers – dedicated, committed Christians. Why do I call us ‘astronauts?’ Because God has commanded us to “set (our) mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2 NASB – emphasis added). He has “…raised us up with Him, and seated  us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…” (Ephesians 2:6 NASB – emphasis added). We are “…partakers of a heavenly calling…” (Hebrews 3:1 NASB – emphasis added) and eventually we will be “…looking for new heavens and a new earth…” (2 Peter 3:13 NASB – emphasis added).

Furthermore, God has His own firmly established criteria – His own “RIGHT STUFF” – for whoever desires to become a (spiritual) ‘astronaut.’        

So, what is this “RIGHT STUFF” that is absolutely hallowed in the realm of space exploration – and how does it equate with God’s criteria? Let’s answer that question by comparing the qualifications for astronauts in the natural sense with those for God’s (spiritual) ‘astronauts’ in the schedule below:

NASA EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (NASA)
Vs THE KINGDOM OF GOD (KINGDOM)

YOUTH

(NASA) Generally only recruited between the ages of 27 to 37, although they could continue in service through their 50s.

(KINGDOM)
“It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions” (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17 NASB).
“Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance…Likewise urge the young men to be sensible…” (Titus 2:2, 6  NASB).

UNIVERSITY DEGREE

(NASA) Usually a degree in engineering, medicine or appropriate subject. Need to be scientifically-minded.

(KINGDOM) God does not require that we have a university degree – but He has stipulated that “…we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16 NASB – emphasis added).

EXPERIENCE

(NASA) Candidates are required to have at least 3 years experience in the field covered by their degree.

(KINGDOM) “And not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach” (1 Timothy 3:6-10 NASB).

PATIENCE

(NASA) This attribute is essential because of the complex, difficult situations and problems that often take time to resolve.

(KINGDOM) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23 NASB).

BRAVERY

(NASA) Given the fact that many recruits have been test pilots, and / or served in the military, plus the tragic accidents that occurred in some programmes, this quality has become virtually second-nature.  

(KINGDOM) “Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go” (Joshua 1:6-7 NASB).

TEAMWORK

(NASA) In view of the dangerous environments and situations encountered by astronauts, thorough teamwork with crews is indispensable.

(KINGDOM) “so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it” (1 Corinthians 12:25-26 NASB).

PREPARED FOR STRANGE LIFESTYLE

(NASA) Recruits need to adapt to living in unnatural environments in space, away from the comfortable familiarity of earth.

(KINGDOM) “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2 NASB).

PSYCHOLOGICALLY SOUND

(NASA) The rigours of living in unnatural environments for long periods demand a strong mindset and emotional stability.

(KINGDOM) “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV).

TENACITY

(NASA) When serious, potentially fatal problems arise on missions, a strong resolve, perseverance, persistence and a determination to not give up is necessary.

(KINGDOM) “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NASB).
“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4 NASB).

Astronauts, naturally-speaking, need to be IN a space capsule on a rocket, in order to escape the gravitational pull of the earth. Likewise, we, as God’s (spiritual) ‘astronauts’, must be IN Christ in order to escape the ‘gravitational’ pull of sin (Romans 8:1-2)!

A balloon needs to be COMPLETELY filled with hydrogen or helium in order to rise from the earth. If it only has a little gas, the balloon will just flop about! So, we need to be COMPLETELY filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18) in order to ‘rise above’ the enticements of the world – to escape the ‘gravitational’ pull of sin (Romans 8:5-14). If we are not ‘filled’, guess what? We will just ‘flop about’ in life!

On the other hand, whereas a balloon, operating under the law of buoyancy, is limited in the height to which it can rise, the spiritual law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus is NOT limited in its power.    By remaining “in Christ”, we can go as HIGH into the Heavenly realm as we desire (Ephesians 2:4-6).  So, we can escape the ‘gravitational’ pull of sin – we can become (spiritual) ‘astronauts.’

When the astronauts in Apollo 13 encountered major difficulties (the oxygen tanks exploded), they sent out the famous message: “Houston, we have a problem.” They had to rely on NASA, so far away on Earth, to help them return safely. Thanks be to God, we don’t have that problem – we have the Holy Spirit IN us to help in our time of need (John 14:17; 1 John 3:24)!

“Lift up your eyes on high
And see who has created these stars,
The One who leads forth their host by number,
He calls them all by name;
Because of the greatness of His might
and the strength of His power,
Not one of them is missing.”

(Isaiah 40:26 NASB)


Blessings,
Tony Kettle

The Sending 05.07.19

The Sending 05.07.19

Have itchy feet to see the world impacted by the love of Christ?

You are invited to join us at THE SENDING – the Church of the Nation’s Global Commissioning event in Jeffreys Bay. We will worship together, pray together, receive prophetic encouragement, and be sent as the next generation of Kingdom sons and daughters to go out into all the earth, preaching the gospel to all creation. Here is a letter from Louis Els inviting us to join together.

Visit: thesending.org for more info

If you’re interested in travelling in a group, comment below or contact us at office@jubilee.co and we’ll get you in touch with Dan.

THE SENDING | 05.07.19 | Jeffreys Bay | South Africa | COTN Event

How Faith is Impacting Where You Are | Part Two

How Faith is Impacting Where You Are | Part Two

Daniel Ghinn, healthcare, technology and Jesus.

I lead a team that serves the international health industry with insights-led strategy. We created a technology platform to provide globally unique insights that inform our consulting for the world’s largest organisations in healthcare.

My career started in research and technology; as a computer programmer my passion was creating new things. In the late 1990s I was inspired by emerging internet technology which I believed was about to change all our lives, and I wanted to be part of that. So together with my wife, Jo, we launched the company that we now call CREATION. Within our first year, we started working with doctors, clinics, and healthcare companies. Today, we specialise in healthcare and work with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and influential organisations in health.

When we launched the company 21 years ago, we knew that Jesus had to be the head of the business. Since then I think we have been discovering what He really wants to do with it. One thing I have increasingly learned is that Jesus intends for His Church to be active every day for him, wherever we are. So I see my work as an integral part of being part of his Church, and I encourage those I work with to put their faith into action in this way too.

Some years ago when I was praying about vision for the company, God reminded me that even my wildest dreams do not come close to what He can do, because He “…is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

Daniel Ghinn and Anni Neumann visit clients in Germany

I see my work as worship because I do it to serve the Lord first, and I believe He wants to work with me to accomplish His purposes. In every aspect of my work I expect God to inspire my thinking and to show me things I could not have known without Him, so that I can minister effectively through what I do. This applies to setting strategy for our company and leading the team, as well as working on individual client assignments.

At times God has given me a specific insight for a client to address needs I could not have known about; other times I have been able to pray for clients about issues they are facing, and they have seen a breakthrough.

This is encouraging but I am still hungry for Him to do much more through me and my team through our work. I believe the best is yet to come!

Daniel Ghinn

God’s Language Is Love

God’s Language Is Love

God’s Language Is Love

Ever since we could remember, we have been all about seeing other people do well and making progress in life. As a couple, the biggest pain we feel is the pain of injustice, deprivation and seeing people living below what God has called them to be.

We feel that part of our calling as a couple is to help others with whatever it is that we have. No matter how little or how small. Whether its time, materials, finances, our skills, or just being there for people. We look at loving others from the idea of being God’s outstretched hand to man and that Christ died for everyone irrespective of their beliefs, culture, creed or orientation. No one should be cast away because they are different in anyway. Everyone deserves to be loved. There is a joy that’s unspeakable and unexplainable when you stretch out your hand and heart to love someone else irrespective of the situation, circumstance or who they are.

John 13:34 – 35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Romans 5:5 “And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.”

Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

There is no one too hard to love and we all as God’s children have the capacity to love. One of the things God has given us as his kids is the ability to love.

Just as having a £10,000 cheque and you refusing to cash it doesn’t negate the fact that you have it. In the same way you have to make a choice to love. God’s love lives deep within you and resides in you 24/7, 365 days of the year. It is however your choice to choose to love irrespective of what comes your way, who you come in contact with or what you are faced with. None of us as His kids have the root of hatred in us. We choose to allow hatred and bitterness to grow and develop, we can however decide to stamp and uproot it and live a life of love.

You may say “I have been so offended by a particular person and I just cannot love them or anything they represent because of the hurt and pain I feel.”

Remember we live by faith and this includes living out the love life we already have. We may not feel like it, or be excited by it but in the same way we act out our faith by doing. When it comes to any other thing whether it’s a job, or business, our family, spouse etc, you have to act by faith and express your love by doing ‘love’…just love. Love expressed could be in a smile, a greeting, a hug, running errands, listening to someone pour out their heart, having coffee with someone, driving someone around to shop, etc- ‘Just do it’. 

Our faith works by love. Love is our language and our Father’s language. Loving others should come to us naturally as its our nature as God’s children. And know that every time you love someone and express it by doing, you are God’s outstretched hand to that person, here on earth. Never forget that and never stop loving!

Siji and Ibi

Photo by Mandy von Stahl on Unsplash

Rutland Woods

Woodland Workers

On Saturday 19th January a hardy bunch from Jubilee and Kings Reach spent the morning transforming the area around the lake in Rutland Woods. The first task was to get the campfire lit and burning well. The second job was to get the kettle on!

Then knowing that supplies of teas, coffees and hot chocolate were assured, the workers set about clearing away the undergrowth and many of the young willow trees that had grown up around the shores of the lake blocking the view and shading the waters. While the powerful strimmers tackled the brambles etc around the lake, picnic site and roundhouse, another group raked out all the dead leaves, logs and branches from the stream that runs into the lake and then out the other side down towards the boundary of the woods. Other workers did a great job sawing down the trees and  hauling them and the vegetation over to the bonfire which soon reduced it all to a pile of ash and smoked us all out!

It was a morning of hard work interspersed with hot drinks, hot sausage rolls and cool biscuits enjoyed around the campfire sharing stories and drying out feet that got too far into the lake.

We were all amazed by how much we accomplished in such a short time and by what a good time it was.

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Before
After

A massive “Thank You” to all those who helped!

Please join us for the next work party (yes it’s work and yes it’s a party) February 23rd.  

Tim

How faith is impacting where you are | Part 1

How faith is impacting where you are | Part 1

Phillipa on her journey in the Health and Fitness Industry

R – Reality

I – Integrity

S – Sincerity

K – Kindness

I have been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years – quite amazing considering I was the one at school who avoided anything to do with exercise.  It was only after I had my third child, Matthew (who is now 27) that I found an aerobics class locally and realised that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.  With a young baby on my hands, I would be up early every morning studying for my ‘Exercise to Music’ qualification, so determined was I to start teaching as soon as I could. I have since acquired many more qualifications.

Soon after starting classes in the community, my dream was to own and manage my own gym.  I have never had an athletic build, quite the contrary, but I was determined to encourage people of any shape and size to realise that exercise isn’t just for people who look the part and are comfortable in their bodies.  I wanted to demonstrate that the benefits of exercise are available to everyone and if I can do it so can anyone else.

Phillipa leading Aqua Aerobics class at Mote Leisure Club

My life has been all about taking risks. I’ve never been satisfied with going along with the status quo and after my fourth child had started school, I pursued the hard work of making my dream a reality. The time between receiving the dream and it coming to fruition in 2007 when I finally opened my own gym, Curves for women, was around 14 years.  It was quite a journey of faith, but as the Lord promises, our faith is always rewarded. I had the privilege of seeing thousands of women achieve their health and fitness goals over the 10 years I worked with Curves.

The exciting thing for me is that I am back in the Maidstone Community working as a Leisure Club Manager at Audley Mote Park, where I continue to have an impact supporting and encouraging the over 55’s in their health and fitness.

As my acronym above shows – these are the four things that I live by while taking risks to step out and trust the Lord with every step I take. You get close to people working in my industry and people soon learn whether you are genuine or not.  My heart is to demonstrate the reality of my faith in Jesus whilst keeping it real, being a woman of integrity, being sincere in everything I do and say, and treating all people with kindness.

I am so thankful to the Lord for the doors He continues to open for me to share His love and my faith and love for Him in the industry He has called me to serve in.

Phillipa

Photo by Meghan Holmes on Unsplash