As part of the Kairos Connexion network, we have missional communities spread across the UK. Every month, we aim to share a story from one of our network churches.
It’s wonderful to hear what is going on around the country!
This month’s story comes from Blacon near Chester. They have two missional communities and a thriving kids club being run by the team there.
They recently multiplied Blacon central into two missional communities. Here is a quick update from one of their leaders, Ed Green.
‘Here in Blacon, we have two thriving missional communities.
In the original ‘Blacon Central’ missional community, we are currently reshaping what we are doing specifically focussed around the children and families who attend Shout Kids Club. The children are mostly from the school where our own children attend.
Shout kids club, is run by one of the core team. She runs a team in partnership with another church and it’s going really well! It has grown to over 30 children and right now we feel that we wanted to connect more with the families. Some of them we already know well and have good connections through school.
With this in mind, we recently invited families to come to our house for lunch and to hear from their kids about what they have been learning about Jesus, it was a bit of a squeeze – but we had a great time!
We then invited them to join us every month for lunch and to know more about Jesus – wonderful.
The second Missional community is called ‘Open House’ and has a group of families meeting regularly and focusing their energy towards the school where their children attend at the top end of their estate. Life is busy, and we have seen the need to incorporate missional living with our everyday lives involving our children and their school communities.
We feel that we are on the brink of something very exciting in Blacon, we have seen people come to faith, be baptised and continue to grow as followers of Jesus.
We are hoping and praying that this will grow and we will see more and more people choose to follow Jesus and as a result have many more missional communities develop – watch this space!
Pray with us that we can continue to see where God is leading us, and seek his wisdom as we expand.