A Warm Welcome
A warm welcome to Kinmel Bay Church, or KBC as we are often called. We are a medium-sized family church comprising people from many different backgrounds – an independent fellowship with a faith founded on the Bible that seeks to be God-honouring, Christ-affirming, and in step with the Holy Spirit.
How is it possible that we have arrived at Summer 2022 already? Certainly for Alli and I, the first half of 2022 has flashed by. We are loving our new North Wales life, and have been so blessed by God’s goodness in bringing us to a church full of so many kind, generous and lovely people.
As summer arrives, many of you will be looking forward to heading off on holiday, perhaps the first holiday you’ve been able to have since before the pandemic. Whether or not you manage to get away, I pray that the summer provides you with opportunities for some r’n’r, connecting with friends and family, and spending time with God.
As you pack up your suitcase, don’t leave Jesus behind. Take Him with you on holiday. Pack your Bible and maybe think about taking a Christian book or two with you.
Let me recommend a couple to you.
Firstly, ‘Love Your Church’ by Tony Merida.
“God calls us to be “devoted to one another in love” (Romans 12:10). What does this look like for us today? How can we be the kind of church member who makes a real difference?
This engaging book by Tony Merida explores what church is, why being part of it is exciting, and why it’s worthy of our love and commitment. He sets out eight privileges and responsibilities of a church member: to belong, to welcome, to gather, to care, to serve, to honour, to witness and to send.
As we see how wonderful it is to belong to God’s family and be a part of his amazing witness to both the earthly and the heavenly realms, we’ll grow in our love for and commitment to our local church.
This is a great book for every churchgoer to read, whether they’re new or have been attending for some time but need re-energizing with God’s vision for the local church.”
Secondly, Tim Keller’s excellent book on prayer, simply entitled, “Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God.”
‘”Can’t anyone teach me how to pray?” Millions of people today are asking the same question. There is a sense of the necessity of prayer – we have to pray. But how?’
Prayer is central to Christian faith; indeed, as Timothy Keller notes in his introduction, it is the main way we experience deep change. Yet so many people struggle with prayer – a struggle that the author himself has shared. This wise and inspiring book is the fruit of those struggles, offering a real and glorious vision of what it can mean to seek God in prayer.”
Back here at KBC, over the summer weeks, we are going to be thinking about some of the amazing characteristics of God in a short series entitled, ‘How Great is our God’.
Each week will be a ‘stand-alone’ message, looking at just one aspect of the amazing God we serve. You won’t need to miss out even if you are away as they will be available on YouTube shortly afterwards.
As well as that, on Monday mornings between July 4 and August 22 (with the exception of July 18), you are invited to the KBC Summer Bible School between 10:30am and 11:30am, when we will be exploring two Old Testament characters, Ruth and Samson.
You don’t need to sign up; just turn up!
As ever, I am available to meet up with you if you would value some one-to-one input. Simply contact Elaine at the office to fix up a time.