Here's a few things that happened during August which we hope will provide insight into what we've been doing at Charis Communications and how your partnership is helping!
There is also a few things coming up in September too.
Leaders in Nigeria
If you read last month's newsletter you'll remember we asked if you would join us to pray for a group of leaders who were meeting in Lagos, Nigeria.
On 31st August 2017, these church leaders came together for their second Ministers' Fellowship event, encouraging each other and spending time seeking God as one body. The Charis media team filmed a teaching video to be used during the meeting, with Hugh sharing a word from Matthew 5 about being salt and light. This was a real source of encouragement and Biblical wisdom that they could feed from.
We were blessed to receive some photographs (below) of the leaders in Nigeria meeting together, reminding us of the joy of serving our brothers and sisters in Christ, whether that be locally or oversees.
Saturday Teaching Conference
SATURDAY 30 SEPT 2017, 10am-6pm
Cornerstone Christian Centre
21A The Mall, Bromley, BR1 1TR
Join us for this exciting one day, four-part teaching series delivered by Hugh. Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity and the fellowship and networking possibilities over the included lunch.
Are you planning to attend?
With new space comes fresh opportunities...
The latest happenings at the Charis office
If you had visited the Charis Communications office in August you would have been greeted by the smell of paint and the sound of walls being prepared and painted, furniture being moved, books stacked and various other refurbishment related activities.
As we now have possession of the entire top floor at St. Paul’s House, Hugh and the team decided that the facility needed a thorough freshening up. So, the team, undaunted as usual, has pressed on through pungent paint smells and the inconvenience of work stations being moved or becoming dumping grounds for evicted files, boxes and assorted paperwork.
(Yes, that is Hugh moving boxes around... we couldn't stop him!)
A major part of the decorating project, undertaken in faith, has been the thorough refurbishment of and preparation for the re-equipping of our video equipment to give us a new studio space. As mentioned in the Prayer Points, this marks a vital step forward in fulfilling the vision of developing effective leaders and increasing biblical literacy, both in the U.K. and internationally.
⭐ Hugh's Highlights ⭐
It has been my practice for most of my years in ministry to set aside the summer to accept invitations to conferences, seminars and celebrations.
At the beginning of the summer I was invited as the guest speaker at the launch of the ‘Women in Ministry Fellowship’. Before I spoke I had the joy of listening to many of the delegates sharing their hopes and expectations for the future of the Fellowship. I then shared from Romans 16 the exhortation from Paul that secured Pheobe’s acceptance.
A conference in Northern Ireland was next with the theme ‘Overcoming in Christ’. This event brought together three local churches plus delegates from France and Israel. I taught four sessions entitled: ‘Demanding Partnerships’, ‘Persistent Problems’, ‘Pastoral Responsibilities’ and ‘Purposelessness’.
A family conference in Shropshire had its 20th anniversary followed and it was great to be with them as they celebrated this milestone.
I then got to do some open-air preaching at a ‘Songs of Praise’ event held by local churches in Shoreham, Sussex.
I always love the unique challenge and opportunity of preaching outside the familiar setting of a church building.
Thank you once again for your support over the last month
in prayer and through the gifts you have given.
1. Hugh will be travelling to the U.S. state of Minnesota (September 6th – 12th) to deliver a series of seminars at a conference in the city of Minneapolis.
2. Our ‘LIFE TO THE FULL’ teaching conference scheduled to take place at Cornerstone in Bromley on 30th September.
3. Charis Communications has submitted grant applications for the financing of new video equipment, giving us an on-site studio. This is a vital step forward in our aim to help developing effective leaders and increase biblical literacy.
If we are successful it will mean we can quickly set up and film high-quality teaching from Hugh and distribute it for free online!