Welcome to the Gathering - and for the first time welcome to our online programme! Take a look around and see what’s in store.
We’ve just finished working on a new vision statement to help people picture the huge challenges faced by millions in this country and our amazing response to it. But this is a real challenge! How do we describe the pain, anguish and hopelessness felt by our clients in just a few words? How can we possibly do justice to the amazing work being done by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers across this country as they pour out their lives to serve the poor and save the lost?
It’s a little bit like the Gathering. How do we possibly cram into a couple of days our heart and God’s heart for you? How do we express our love and appreciation for all that you do, with so little time, and so many of us? There is so much we could learn, be trained on and hear to inspire us - how can we possibly fit it all in? Well, we’ve got to believe that by God’s spirit it is possible. So let’s all throw ourselves into an amazing couple of days of being built up, strengthened and encouraged that we might carry on bringing his kingdom here on earth, as it is in heaven.
Oh, the new vision statement - I’d almost forgotten. You can learn it if you want to, but the most important thing is that we live it!
‘UK poverty is real, with millions locked in its miserable grip. That’s why we’re aiming for 1,000 CAP centres covering the UK by 2021, each bringing life changing freedom and good news to people in desperate need. Always through the Church. Always hope.’