Welcome back to Chronicles, and in this edition we will take you on a journey over the last few months as the team has been quite busy.
April the season of new beginnings and the "heart" according to the Islington community, as over the month they delved into the scriptures to discover the true meaning of the word love from Hebrew to Greek, modern and old age, it indeed was an insightful session.
The month of May was inspired by the scripture "Study to shew thyself approved unto God" 2 Tim 2:15 "and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you" 1 Peter 3:15. This brought to everyone a great atmosphere for a good quality debate.
In the first couple of weeks, the community took part in a session which required citizens to be randomly selected to defend or oppose a statement related to the topic surrounding the Kingdom vs Christendom. It was good practice for a real debate and forced participants to realise their strengths and weaknesses when dealing with challenging questions, from those who oppose their beliefs. In the last week, the fellowship watched 'A Case for Christ' by Lee Strobel, a remarkable film based on a book by Lee Strobel, an atheist who in the search to debate and disprove Christ becomes a believer, perfect film to round up the month of debate.
In June, everyone came prepared for "Work Month" time of reflection and productivity as the citizens come together to work on both individual and group projects related to advancing the kingdom. In this session, individuals bring their laptops and sit together working in solitary or sharing ideas and supporting each other's projects.
In the last couple of weeks, the community sessions were facilitated by Frederick, who guided us through the process of delivering a consultation.
This session involved the Ekklesia gathering information then making a policy decision. It also emphasises how the Ekklesia corporately hears the Lord through the Holy Spirit within his body.
I hope you enjoyed the snippet into our community, and join us again next quarter.
Jokae serves as a deacon in the Islington fellowship. A social housing professional, Jokae supports the ministries reach strategy by leading the co-ordination of internal/external communications, digital campaigns and article publishing.