City by City – Hastings

20 February 2019
Colin Shaw

City by City – Hastings

by | Feb 20, 2019

We are really grateful to God for all he is doing in the city of Hastings. A good number of the Pastors in the city gather together once a month on a Tuesday morning to pray, study the Word of God and fellowship.

There have been monthly gatherings where we have had leaders representing 20 different churches present, crossing many different denominational lines. There is a growing sense of unity amongst the leaders of the churches, where we are not threatened by one another but are praying for each other, helping one another and choosing to speak well of one another.

Outside of our monthly gatherings, we hear reports of Pastors meeting with other Pastors to encourage one another and learn from one another. Some great friendships and levels of trust have developed and are developing, where we genuinely want to see each other blessed and see our city transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have had a number of stories of churches blessing other churches in the city, even financially!

One testimony which has happened in the last 2 years is that one church was given $30,000 by another church in the city.

This gave the church that received the finance the final resources they were trusting God for to buy a building!

So God used one church to answer the prayers of another church to the tune of $30,000. God is certainly at work in our city and surely these are all the seeds for a city-wide and even region-wide revival!

Cliff Cherry, Pastor
Redemption Point Church

City by City exists to help encourage unity, prayer and transformation throughout New Zealand.

How good it is to see Christians in each town or city worshipping and praying together regularly.

 

How good it is to see Churches honouring one another, seeking to help meet the spiritual and physical needs of their locality together.

 

Colin & Grace Shaw

Colin Shaw
Author: Colin Shaw

Colin, with his wife Grace, was commissioned by the City by City team and carry a God-given burden/vision for Christian leaders, in each locality, to gather as one in order to share and pray together. They encourage Christian leaders to focus on what they have in common rather than the things that too often divide and to keep all things Christ-centered. All that Christ be made known and glorified through His Body the church of that locality.

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