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Praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’? Here’s a next step.

Across the UK, churches are joining in the Archbishop’s Thy Kingdom Come Pentecost season of prayer – from 10th to 20th May. The focus is on more people coming to know Jesus. The simple next step in making those prayers real – is a guest service on Sunday 17th June, as part of The National Weekend of Invitation. And leading into it with an Invitation Cross Sunday on May 13th –a simple way to help people face their fear of inviting and to nail down who they will invite. Out there are up to 3 million people open to receiving an invitation. Many are already in touch with…

Making Jesus Known

Have you ever witnessed something so incredible that just you have to find out more? Something so unbelievable that you can’t risk missing out? For me, this is a daily reality. As part of my job, I get to film stories of how people have come to know Jesus all around the UK. Every story is a fresh miracle of salvation; a reminder that no-one is beyond the reach of the gospel. As lives are transformed to display the beautiful, irresistible nature of Jesus, the impact is contagious – you don’t want to miss the opportunity to encounter Jesus for…

Cardiff Foodbank - your generosity is making a difference!

The Trustees and Foodbank team as so very grateful for your partnering with them to pray for the work of Cardiff Foodbank.    They are particularly thankful for the following recent developments : Sara Redwood, who joined us at the beginning of March, as our new part-time administrator. Many generous donations at our recent quiz night held in March where we raised £400 as well as adding several regular donors committed to give financially each month. For all the regular and corporate volunteers who have been helping us weigh all the food in the warehouse for our annual stock-take – not for…

Manumit coffee that changes lives!

Did you know every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave.   Manumit Coffee Roasters is a not-for-profit coffee company that trains and employs survivors of modern slavery to roast specialty coffee at our roastery here in Cardiff. (manunitcoffee.co.uk)   100% of our coffee is roasted by men and women who have endured unimaginable horror at the hands of their traffickers but are now seeking to rebuild their lives.   We are delighted to be able to provide special rates for churches who have chosen to stand with us and purchase our coffee for their church gatherings and we have have…

God Outdoors - Check out what CVM discovered

We have recently been made aware of an intriguing initiative called God Outdoors that is being developed by some of our supporters. “Risking spiritual encounters amongst the wonders of creation,” is what they’re aiming for.   How it works... They set a date and a destination. You arrange your own transport, choose your own route, etc, and then you all meet at the top of a specified mountain (or at some other inspiring location). You can take part alone or with friends. When you meet up at the end destination, there’s a chance to share your food with one another and take communion…

Let’s Do Something DIFFerent - Helping Homeless in Cardiff

A conference bringing together organisations and individuals keen to help the homeless in Cardiff was held at City Hall yesterday with the aim of channelling support to some of the most vulnerable citizens in a more focused way. The event provided those passionate about tackling the issue in the city with the opportunity to consider more collaborative and creative ways of focusing their efforts and resources to help. The conference was a chance for businesses, organisations, individuals and churches to learn more about the incredibly complex challenge and understand some of the factors that either cause homelessness or reinforce the…

Join a Global Wave of Prayer - Thy Kingdom Come

Naomi Osinnowo is editorial content manager at the Evangelical Alliance. In less than two months, Christians across the world will be of one intentional voice, praying that people will come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. This global wave of prayer, known as Thy Kingdom Come, was started by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016, and has seen individuals and churches around the world petitioning God for the salvation of their friends, families and neighbours. Justin Welby and John Sentamu are urging you to get involved this year, from 10-20 May, marking the season between…

Great Commission Website Celebrates Women

The Great Commission Website has been Celebrating Women throughout the UK Church who are making Jesus known, and encouraging others that they can do the same! In case you missed any of it, here some of our inspiring women of faith... Lucy's story // Finding support as a carer through Jesus and church Usha's story // Sharing faith as a Jesus-follower and an Asian woman Sarah's story // Women as powerful reconcilers and witnesses to Jesus Watch Watch Watch Unexpected detours // Beth Powney This isn't how God made it // Nell Goddard Bring Jesus to work day // Abi Jarvis Read Read Read   Take me to the full…

Teachers Aid - helping orphans and vulnerable children gain access to free local schooling

Teacher Aid is a charity of 5 volunteers with a pledge to help orphans and vulnerable children gain access to free local schooling.  This Cardiff based Charity works to help provide education in Zambia, one of the poorest countries in the world, where many people do not know how Aids is contracted and the standard of education is very poor. There are insufficient state schools. Teachers usually have huge numbers of pupils, teach in shifts and they are underpaid.The Government does NOT pay for Teacher training. As Teachers Aid says "We know we cannot change all of Africa, but believe the…

The National Weekend of Invitation

One weekend. Multitudes of personal invitations to those outside our churches. All with a simple request to please ‘Be our guest’. Offering a welcome to those who may just have been waiting to be invited. Simple? Yes. And it is something every church can be part of. But not ‘easy’. First we must face the fear that holds us back. And that’s part of the plan. Beyond the walls of our churches are almost 3 million people who are open to being invited. Yet this is not happening – making it the greatest missed opportunity for churches. To put it…