These Daily Devotionals are awesome!

I am so enjoying the daily devotionals that Ali is sending out for our 40 days of #GoCampus2017 prayer initiative! You can read today’s below, extracted from Mark Batterson’s Circle Maker, and you can get the rest of these too by signing up here for free,
Be inspired, strengthened and stretched and at the same time be used powerfully in prayer as we trust together “To share the amazing life-changing message of Jesus with more students than ever before” this next academic year.
Here’s today’s from Ali:

Job 12:8 “Speak to the earth, and it will teach you.”

One God-idea is worth more than a thousand good ideas.

At the turn of the twentieth century George Washington Carver helped solve an agricultural problem in the south of America. The problem was depleted soil from continuous cotton planting; the solution was the concept of crop rotation and he specifically encouraged the farmers to plant peanuts instead of cotton. This solved the soil problem but not the economy problem as there was no market for peanuts. Carver went back to God in his regular 4.00 am meetings, walking in the woods and asking Him to reveal the mysteries of nature. Job 12:7-8 was one of the most circled promises in his Bible.

Job 12:7-8
But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.

God answered his prayer. Carver is famous for discovering more than three hundred uses for the peanut. The genesis of those revelations was a conversation with God who gave scientific insight and revelation which led to the discovery of all these uses of the peanut. These discoveries were not good ideas they were God ideas. Good ideas are good, but only God-ideas change the course of history.

Like with Carver, God ideas are given when we spend time in God’s presence and allow Him to reveal His plans and revelations to us. Prayer is the difference between the best we can do and the best God can do. In these instances the Holy Spirit will do the heavy lifting and will reveal things that can only be discovered in the presence of God, giving us God ideas for our ministry, family, business and for our lives. When we come into the presence of God, we also get perspective of our problems and it allows us to see that God is bigger than our problems.

How big is your God? Is He big enough to heal your marriage or heal your child? Is He bigger than negative evaluation or a bad result or your worst sin, greatest fear or biggest dream? If He is bigger than all of those things, then pray like it.

One God-idea is worth more than a thousand good ideas.

  • Pray for creative God solutions for all areas of our lives, on our uni campuses and in every sphere of society.
  • Pray for God to be present in all areas of our lives and not compartmentalised to the area of worship and religion.
  • Pray for an understanding how big God is and where we are positioned in Him and for us to exercise our God-given authority to walk in victory and bring Godly order in a chaotic world.

Thanks for praying with us for #GoCampus2017!

January @ Every Nation London

Here’s what on at Every Nation London this January for you…

“GET SET” – a preaching Series to help you position yourself for God’s GO for you in 2017

Every Nation Worldwide week of prayer & fasting – Mon 9- Fri 13th
As is our custom, we will again start this year with a week of prayer and fasting to commit ourselves to Christ and His cause. This year, however, our International Apostolic Team has led a new initiative whereby all our Every Nation churches from over 70 nations around the world will be fasting and praying together in the same week! #ENfast2017

Three actions for all of us:

  1. Choose your fast: When? From What?
  2. Download the Devotional Prayer Guide for the week here.
  3. Try to attend the church prayer meetings at The Hub that week as follows:
    • For Women only – On Thursday 12th, 19.30 – 21.00
    • For Men only – On Friday 13th, 19.30 – 21.00
    • (Stratford & Slough on different dates)

2017 All Leaders Day, Sat 21st – Leaders, have you registered for this annual highlight event yet? Register here. (If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please speak to any of our staff to see if this is for you).

The Follow Course: Your opportunity to grow in knowing God and to strengthen your faith. Note the start of the next courses: (For Slough and Stratford congregations see here)

Connect Groups – these launch from Sunday 15th – Find one near you here.

Vision Focus Sunday – 29th – God’s got some great plans for us in 2017!


It’s Super Sunday Weekend in London!

If you are anywhere close to London this weekend, join us for an incredible Sunday as all our three Every Nation congregations get together for one very special God-encounter!

This is a fantastic highlight time for us as a church across the region when all our three congregations come together as one to celebrate what God has done as well as being inspired to move boldly into the next season as the Spirit leads us.

Whether you are a regular at one of our congregations or not, you are most welcome.

Our guest speaker is pastor Brett Fuller who leads the dynamic Every Nation church in Washington DC called Grace Covenant. God has used him to make a significant impact in that great city, and I know that you will receive an impartation to thrive wherever God has called and positioned you.

We will be meeting in the Drewe Theatre – map here – By the photo above you can see our new updated venue set-up – really cool! There is plenty of free car parking in the surrounding streets.

The meeting will start at 10.30 and continue a little longer than usual until 12.30, followed by a free light lunch for all.
As always there will be a dynamic program for all children, with the youth staying in the service to join in the Super Sunday experience

We are also excited to be graduating our first set of Follow Course students who have taken the “Come> Grow > Lead” journey through Follow 1, 2, and 3.

Also coming up for you:

  • Great Relationships Day, Saturday 5 November. For all single/not-yet-marrieds, a day of relevant and rich straight-talking truth about relationships and sex. Open to all but you must register to book your place. All details and Free registration here
  • Freedom Day, Saturday 19 November. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who needs to break free from the past and experience a new level of freedom in Christ? All details and Free registration here.

Have a Super weekend friends!

Our past year in 3 minutes…

Here’s a 3 minute round-up video of all that’s been happening at Every Nation London Hammersmith congregation this past year…

Thanks for all who are part of this awesome God-adventure in so many different ways!


Making Disciples. Making a Difference. 

Our story

Every Nation London Update

If you are part of the Hammersmith congregation of Every Nation London, here’s the update email sent out today in case you missed it:


This Sunday we meet in The Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park for some fun, rich connection and water baptisms! Details are:

  • We start at 11am.
  • Venue map here. We will be in the actual swimming area lawn so just find the Lido entrance to the left of the cafe and you can go in without paying.
  • Bring a picnic and a blanket.
  • Dress to impress (if you want!): There will be prizes for representing your favourite sports team or national colours.
  • More travel / parking details on our website here.

Thanks to many heroic efforts these past 7 days, we have moved into our new ministry base and the first of many life-changing events is already in full swing this weekend as we present the New Decisions Seminar in there! For your information and update, please note:

  • The Hub has our office in it, but its more than that: We envision it to be “a place of presence” where we can much more effectively run all our non-Sunday activities and an open door to engage with our community and city.
  • The new address is 188 Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, W6 7DJ
  • We have taken it on a six year lease, with a break clause option at 3 years, as we continue to dream for future building steps.
  • The cost is approx £3,000 per month more that our previous office, where we hadn’t had a rent increase for 16 years! Even so this new place is a very good financial deal at just over half the going rate for offices in the area. We appreciate your ongoing regular and faithful financial partnership to boldly continue our mission to make disciples and make a difference. Thank you!
  • The Hub fitting and refurbishment offering: We do need a fair bit of work and new furniture & equipment to turn this into a truly appealing ministry setting, and are trusting to raise £10,000 for this. Please consider contributing to this exciting new chapter during August and September. Just mark it “My Hub Gift” online here or on the envelope.

We are having 3 days of prayer & fasting from Mon 5 to Wed 7 September, and will end this with an evening or passionate praise & worship at The Hub as we consecrate ourselves afresh to the Lord for the next new season. We’ll kick this evening off with a “Hub-warming” for you to see it, with snack & drinks from 18.30-19.30, and the worship starting at 19.30 – 21.15ish. All welcome!

SUNDAY 4 SEPT: Back in our regular venue, with new “The Heart of…” series starts. This Sunday will also include our annual church finance report by our Finance Board.

And finally…

This is an excellent opportunity for you to grow in knowing God and strengthening your faith, and for meeting new people!

  • Follow One – four Mondays starting 19 Sept. Register here.
  • Folllow Two – 6 Mondays starting 12 Sept. Register here.
  • Follow Three – The 4 Mondays in November + Sat 10 Dec. Registration will open soon.

Enjoy the summer weekend friends!

Wolfi & the gang at Every Nation

7 truths about water baptism

We’ve been doing some serious clearing out of old stuff at our office in preparation for the anticipated move to our new “Every Nation London Hub.” (more about this another time.) I was given the task of deciding the fate of a crate of photo’s we’ve been storing for ages. What struck me as Ali and I went through these on a trip down memory lane, was that the majority of these “church” photo’s over the years were from four categories: Church together gatherings, mission trips, our Bible School graduations, and water baptisms – stacks of them in all sorts of places!  Actually I was quite encouraged by this, because isn’t that what Jesus instructed when He commissioned His followers to GO into all the world, and make disciples, baptising them… teaching them…

Water baptisms are one of my favourite things to be involved in, as they so powerfully demonstrate the message of Jesus, and what it means to follow Him. If you have never been baptised in water, here are a few truths about it for you to consider and respond to. (And if you are keen and ready, we have a great opportunity for water baptism coming up on Sunday the 28th August when we have our Church in Hyde Park service, which will include water baptisms in the Lido there.  Speak to a pastor or Connect group leader if you would like to be baptised too.)

So, here are 7 important truths I believe that the Scripture teaches about water baptism:

Water Baptism  is: Continue reading “7 truths about water baptism”

OPEN: Our Vision Focus for 2016

What can we expect at Every Nation London in 2016? Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 07.59.20What is God saying to us, and what do we see? Listen here for our Vision Focus 2016 message and run with this vision this year, being “Open to God, and Open to others, and believing that many others will open their hearts and lives to our gracious heavenly Father”… A few slides under the video summarise some of the points in the message. I ask you: “This year, at least be open to being open, and see what God will do!” Continue reading “OPEN: Our Vision Focus for 2016”