Richard Wilson
Things will change

The word 'change' - and change itself - is a constant in our world. It was fifty five years ago that Bob Dylan sang that, “the times they are a-changin'". Today, rarely a day goes by without some mention of climate change. In our churches we often speak of changed lives. Maybe, even now, you are thinking that it's time for a change in your life or circumstances and you are seeking God's will for this.

For some years now the Jubilee+ conference has had the title, "Churches that Change Communities". The title is intentional. Students of history - and not just church history - know that it has always been the case that God's people have impacted and changed communities for the good. As Christians, we find ourselves living in, and being part of, that Genesis to Revelation redemption story and praying, "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven", and then seeking to live-out this prayer.

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you may have seen over the past few weeks that we have been asking some of our friends to share briefly on videos - in around a minute each - why they think you should come to this year's Churches that Change Communities conference.

Paul Brown, from City Hope church in Bermondsey reminded us that as the Church, "... we need to love, serve and support those who are suffering in our divided society." What we experience meeting together in November will increase the impact we have in our communities.

Churches change communities but change is also very much about our personal lives. Last year's conference changed Alison Inglis-Jones. In her words, it, "... set me on a path that I haven't regretted for an instant. God spoke. He met me and life will never be the same."

Aktah Shah's challenge was that "God will meet with you in a way that moves not just your head and your heart but also your hands and your feet as well."

When God moves us, things will change.

So book into the conference today, and find out how God will change you and use you to change your community.