Working For The Kingdom: Where You Are
The NavConnections 2017 day conference was held at Wycliffe Baptist Church in Reading, on Sat 8 April, with Mike Treneer, former International President of the Navigators, as the main speaker. The day’s programme combined biblical teaching, fellowship, testimonies and updates on some of the Navigators UK ministries and initiatives in the Southern Quadrant and overseas. All of which received very positive feedback despite some logistic challenges.
During the day, Mike Treneer shared two messages on the Heart and Habits of a Kingdom Worker. These insights were drawn from observations of ‘the plentiful harvest’ (Matthew 9:37-38) and Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman (John 4:1-26). Mike illustrated how people’s hearts were gripped by the Good News of Jesus following encounters with Him. Jesus gifted the Samaritan woman, and ourselves, with his presence, his humanity, an emotional empathy and acceptance and intentionally enters her thought world and the muddle of her reality.
The programme also included four short testimonies from lifelong Kingdom labourers whose hearts God had captured and transformed through Navigator ministries in their youth; they included a retired town planner, a medical consultant, an academic and a retired educationalist. There were also updates about recent changes to Second Half Living and recent initiatives including: the discipleship community at ‘the London House’, working with International Postgraduates at Bournemouth University and a video report from Adam & Kate Collett, overseas mission partners in Riga, Latvia. This day conference also saw the launch of Work.Life by Tim Yearsley the latest publication from The Navigators UK.
The feedback also clearly endorsed the idea of repeating, and possibly extending, such an event in the future. Photos and recordings of the messages will be made available shortly on the Navigators UK website.Phil Watson
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