God does the growing, we but do the watering. As Paul put it when writing to the Corinthians:
“What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Corinthians 3:5–9 NIV11)
Hence, we desire to see God grow a “GREAT” church here in Thames Valley. This acronym stand for:
Enabling Our Children to Become Christians
Always Free yet Spiritual
Toiling to Build the Church Well
If you are part of the church, please pray that God will do this work, and look for the part He has called you to play.
If you are not a member of the Thames Valley churches of Christ, we’d be very grateful for your prayers. Please also visit us if you can, or have a look at our resources on this site and let us know how we can serve you.
Malcolm (on behalf of the leadership team)