Crossing London: More churches sign up to Mission 2013
More than 11,000 individuals representing thousands of multi-denominational churches have now signed up to be part of next year's mission initiative ...
Following the successful launch of Crossing London - Mission 2013 at last month’s National Day of Prayer and Worship, the initiative has since quickly gathered pace as more than 11,000 individuals representing thousands of multi-denominational churches have now signed up.
The Mission unites churches from the Anglicans to the Black Majority Pentecostals and the Methodists to the Baptists – crossing London boroughs from as far apart as Lewisham to Harrow. It has four key strands which focus on Encouraging Leaders, Equipping Christians, Engaging Communities and Encountering Jesus.
Bishop of Willesden and Deputy Bishop of London, Peter Broadbent says: “... we are now in a place where the Church works better than it ever has done in the past, we’ve got HTB and Alpha, the huge Black Majority Churches, we’ve got all the other denominations and the Church of England. This is just another chance for us to work together for the sake of finding ways of sharing faith, committing people to Jesus Christ, discipling them and sending them out to win the world for Christ.”
As more and more churches are signing up to be part of this key initiative, which culminates in a three-day large scale event at ExCeL London next October, the Crossing London team are currently hosting multiple Borough Briefings for pastors and church leaders. .
Throughout the next 12 months Crossing London will equip, empower, resource, inspire and gather Christians and churches together at a series of large and smaller events. The first of the larger Encouraging Leaders events, Inspire takes place on Saturday 26 January 2013 at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster.
The special guest and keynote speaker will be Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Samaritan’s Purse, the global partners of Crossing London. He will be joined by Chairman of Crossing London Rev Stephen Gaukroger and Hugh Osgood, Chairman of the National Day of Prayer and Worship.