We want to communicate with you the plan for the next season of Tables so that during the month of February we can prepare, dream and pray together, but before we do that, I want to say, thank-you.
Thank you for opening up your homes and being willing to lead our community as we gather and practice walking in the way of Jesus. It has been great to hear some of the stories that have emerged from your tables. One of the most encouraging and prominent pieces of feedback that we have received has been the natural building of community.
Vision 2019: The next 10
During our Learning day, we acknowledged that we are turning ten years old and David Armstrong shared some exciting potential opportunities while unpacking Redeemer’s vision and direction for the next ten. For those of you who missed out you can watch this video to catch up on this video with David sharing the vision.
The Senior Leaders have recognised that God has been calling us to establish a house of prayer. It is no coincidence that we have increased our 101 prayer and worship night to a regular monthly gathering. If you were able to attend on the 30th January, the Spirit of God was moving in the room resulting in prophetic words being spoken that encouraged and edified our community.
What does this mean for Table leaders?
The goal is to launch a dedicated prayer room in the run-up to Easter. With this in mind, we wanted to take the opportunity to gather around tables and explore prayer with our community. The book that we have chosen for our collective reading is ‘Dirty Glory’ by Pete Greig, the founder of the 24-7 prayer movement. It is our hope and prayer that this account of the first 5 years of establishing the 24-7 prayer movement would excite, build faith and increase expectancy as we too launch our prayer room in Donegall Street.
You may already have this book on your self, but if you don’t you can always grab a copy here:
Looking ahead to Tables recommencing in March we would ask you that you get to grips with the book, ingest it, let it influence and shape your prayers for the next season of tables there are even some helpful questions at the back of the book to help initiate discussion.
101 Prayer & Worship Nights
I want to highlight the 101 prayer and worship nights. These are important nights for the life of our church and we would ask that you add them to your monthly rhythm. Your regular table gathering should meet the week before and after the dates (below) - for those who meet on nights other than Wednesdays, please adjust according.
We have already seen the beauty that comes when we corporately pray, worship and wait on God. Please promote the 101 prayer and worship nights in your communications to your Table.
Prayer nights will be held on the 3rd Wednesday night of the month. The dates are as follows: -
We are excited to see God speak, stir hearts and release dreams in, and for our community, as we collectively seek His face
Looking forward with much anticipation,