Making Christ-centered Disciples
We are looking forward to our February meeting of Wessex Filling Station next week.
We will be continuing our Winter | Spring theme of Discipleship 2019 as we explore what it means to 'go and make disciples'. Our keynote speaker for next Thursdays meeting is Tim Heaton, Africa Inland Mission's (AIM) area mobiliser for the South Coast.
Tim will be joining us from his home town of Chippenham, but is a Devonian at heart - who was brought up in Cornwall! He experienced the Holy Spirit's touch from an early age and saw the Spirit's touch too in his parents lives as they modelled kingdom values in their service to local churches. Tim sensed that God was calling him to something other than a normal career - a sense that was boldly underlined whilst at University in Cardiff.
Travelling to Africa on a short term mission with AIM post university, gave him a taster of what was to come and on his return to the UK he enrolled at All Nations College to study Theology. There he also met his wife to be, Bronwen.
The Mission Fields of Mozambique:
Together Tim and Bronwen spent nearly a decade in Mozambique working with the local Mwani people, who were Muslim by birth. In the north of the country their mission work was fraught with challenges but their witness was strong and their heart was one of serving others.
Mozambique is a country of diverse experiences and as they spent their time working with the locals they began to see God working amid the turmoil. After they had completed nearly seven years working in the sticks, they were given the opportunity to move the to the bustling port city of Pemba, the provincial capital of Cabo Delgado, where to ministered as team leaders until their return to the UK in 2015.
Since then Tim has been travelling inspiring people with teaching and mobilising churches in their mission strategy. He is area mobiliser for the South of the UK and Wales.
You can read Tim's full testimony in the article - Who is Tim Heaton?
Wessex Filling Station
Recently asked what Wessex Filling Station was all about, Brian Edgeley, a member of the host team said: "it is good to remind ourselves that we are not a church, but simply a community of Christians from different churches who have the desire to see the church united and praying for the good of the communities in which we live".
'Wessex Filling Station' gives people the opportunity to come together once a month to celebrate our unity, our faith, and to grow together as we hear from a keynote speaker of worth; someone who God is using in our country to inspire others for the good of the Kingdom.
And Tim Heaton is such a man, he is quietly passionate, inspirational, motivational and has a good story to tell - and he tells it in a way that captures the imagination fired by biblical truth!
Andy Selby, one of the leaders of 'Wessex' continues: "... that biblical truth roots us in our faith and brings us into a deeper relationship with God. I am really excited and looking forward to hearing what Tim has to bring on Thursday evening!"
We will be led in worship by Phil Smith and the Worship team. Phil is one of the worship leaders at St Saviour’s Church - a friendly, caring Anglican church which serve's the Iford and Boscombe East areas - and his desire will be to lead us into the presence of God before Tim comes to speak.
Date and Time:
- 28th February 2019 @ *7:30 pm ~ 9:30 pm
* Doors open at 7:00 pm with free refreshments
The Village Hotel