A group from Revelation Family Church went to the brand new Wildfires Festival this past week at Wiston House in Steyning and came away with full hearts and stirred spirits! We had an incredible time together building friendships round campfires and enjoying inspiring talks, worship, seminars and family activities. We were so encouraged and refreshed by being together and giving time to seek God and 'lean in.' The three days ended with a fire procession and bonfire, symbolic of the wildfire of the Holy Spirit and fanning into flame the gifts, dreams, vision and passion that has been sparked within us! We're excited to walk into this fresh commissioning to be used by God for the transformation of our hearts, families, communities and city and are excited about next year!

If you would like to get an early ticket please contact the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for details.

 

As you may recall a group of eight friends from Revelation Family Church went to Mumbai, India last summer. We had an amazing time together exploring one of the most densely populated cities on our planet. One in every 250 people alive today on the planet lives in Mumbai! It is the 5thmost populated city on the planet. 

One of the highlights for me during those ten days was spending time in the Malvani District of Mumbai. We got to visit a group of schools educating thousands of children from the slums. Another highlight was joining Covenant Blessing Church for a couple of Sundays to worship during our stay. The church is a truly inspiring place to be. 

Pastor Basil and Cathy D’Souza are currently on a break in the UK and we are thrilled that they are very briefly passing through Chichester to say hello. If you wish to meet them we would encourage you to come to our Evening Gathering this Sunday 20thMay, 6.30pm at the Family Centre. They are amazing people living in an amazing place doing amazing things to help people trapped in extreme poverty, and there is no doubt that you will be inspired by them.

 

Click here to watch Phil's video with some helpful pointers and questions to help us really reflect on the teaching from last Sunday, in preparation for next week.

 

 

What is IF?

IF is a ministry that has grown out of America across the world and is a tool for churches to use to gather, equip and unleash women whilst asking the question “If God is real, then what?”

The tools they provide are;

IF:Gathering - a yearly conference that can be experienced locally through live stream of video.

IF:equip - a weekday Bible reading and reflection.

IF:table - question prompts for women to meet once a month round the table to go deeper in their conversations around life and faith.

You can find out more about IF by clicking here.

 

 

IF:Chichester

IF:Gathering encourages women who are connected with a church to gather women in their local context.  IF:Chichester is led by Lou Moore and a group of gifted and passionate volunteers.

We want to be women who live knowing God is real and His word is true, women who show up authentically and are ready to hear and be obedient to God's transforming word whilst cheering each other on as we run our race.  We want to be women who are equipped with God's word and unleashed to be all who God has call us to be in our churches, workplaces and families. IF:Chichester is not about numbers and building big events but about providing space and encouragement for women to live lives obedient to God. 

We gather for termly brunches and will be joining together for IF:Gathering 2018 on 27-28th April in St Paul’s Chichester. Tickets can be purchased here.

We also have a private group on Facebook (click here) which is a great place to find out more information about upcoming events, as well as to connect with others on their journey of faith in Jesus.

We would love for you to join us! All women are welcome, from every denomination and background. Please contact Lou Moore if you would like to know more (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 

City Angels is FIVE years old!

 

We're thrilled at the success and transformation we have seen through this project and are excited about the future developments and ongoing partnerships across the city.

 

 

Please click here to see our Five Year City Angels Report.

 
 
Some words from Roger on God's History as part of Living the Woven Cord series in the run up to Easter. Click here to listen to last week's talk by Roger (Part 1 of the series).
 
God is Trinity and the beautiful, relational unity and love expressed within the divine three in oneness show us the way in life. That the God of power and creation expresses his true nature in suffering, humility and selflessness (incarnation, cross) and his glorious and loving power through resurrection and ascension (salvation, rescue of humanity) is truly incredible.
 
The Father and Spirit release the Son to go. The Trinity changes forever as the Son is ‘made flesh’. The Son who created all things limits and humbles himself ‘becoming human’ to reach out and save.
 
On the Cross, God experiences death. The Father suffering the heartbreak of letting the Son go, suffers in and with Jesus on the Cross. Jesus suffers separation from the Father and the Spirit as he is overtaken and overwhelmed by all the evil and sin that ever has been and ever would be. The Spirit hovers, sustaining the whole of the earth, able to rescue the Son in an instant, yet holding back, sharing the desolation of the Father, the alienation of the Son and together with the Father and Son experiencing a loneliness, separation and darkness. All this to break the chains of death, sin and evil around creation and humanity once and for all. Jesus liberates humanity from slavery by paying the price of our redemption. In this act Father, Son and Spirit are total participants, in different ways,  showing an unwavering love and sacrificial commitment to humanity.
 
God, the Trinity held through the darkness, knowing that in the resurrection he would again show his power, the Father and Spirit raising the Son who has now destroyed sin and evil. Once again they would be restored and together but never the same. Jesus then ascends in bodily form to the right hand of God, alongside the Father, taking our humanity with him. Our lives can now be truly ‘hidden with Christ in God’. The glory of humanity, lost in Adam, now restored in the second Adam. The Spirit is now released on all humanity and the drama of God’s salvation enters its final act. We are now part of the adventure and cast, shaping the flow and detail of the plot as it heads towards it’s predestined conclusion.

Data Officer

Life Centre – Supporting Survivors of rape and sexual abuse
Salary - £6,864 pa (already pro-rated) for 12 hours work per week 
(4 hours Saturday morning and 8 hrs, 3-7pm 2 days during the week)

 

Life Centre is a Reg Charity (No 1127779) with a Christian foundation, providing specialist therapeutic services to survivors of sexual violation: www.lifecentre.uk.com.
We are looking for a self-motivated and organised individual to manage and keep up to date the centre’s database. Successful candidates will need to have experience in working on databases, good word & excel skills in order to produce reports on service level statistics for trustees and fundraisers as requested, good attention to detail is essential. The Data officer will also welcome clients on arrival, so a warm and friendly manner is essential.

Due to the nature of the support Lifecentre provides for female clients, the Data Officer must be female. This criterion is justified under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.   Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer. 

For an Application Pack, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone on: 01243-786349. Download the job description here:-
www.lifecentre.uk.com/word_docs/Data_Officer_JD_2016.doc 
and the job application form here:- 
www.lifecentre.uk.com/word_docs/Application_form_data_officer.doc

Closing date for applications: 5th August 2016
Interviews:  10th August 2016