Community Church Blog

16th November 2017

Nikki's Testimony

Leading up to the meeting on Sunday 15th October, I had been experiencing terrible pain in my right side for quite some time. I thought that perhaps it was a very bad kidney infection. I couldn't sleep on that side as the pain was so bad.

I had been praying, drinking water and cranberry juice - doing all that I could to find relief - but the pain got very intense leading up to that weekend, and I really didn't want to go have to go to the doctor.

At church that Sunday, the Supergang children were invited to pray for anyone who was sick. I went forward for prayer and one little girl came up to me and asked what the problem was. I told her about the pain and that I didn't want to go to the doctor. She immediately turned round called over 2 other children, giving them some firm instructions… "You, come here, and you, come here. You touch her here and you touch her there. She doesn't want to go to the doctor, she is afraid.” This little girl had such confidence & authority!

They prayed simple but powerful prayers and the pain totally left my body later that day and has not returned. I am healed! I have no pain in my right side. I can sleep with ease again.

Thank you Jesus!!

Maureen Hopkins

Posted by Maureen Hopkins

30th May 2016

Leadership blog

Personal encounters with Jesus, physical healing, salvation, words of knowledge and prophecy are all things that have been happening recently…IN OUR CHILDREN’S WORK!!

Yes, there is so much of the Kingdom of God happening regularly in Supergang! I remember a few weeks ago making the comment that if you ever hear me using the term ‘main meeting’ rather than ‘adult meeting’ then you have my full permission to slap me. That still stands as true because it is so clear that in the mind of our Lord, there is no segregation between what happens with the adults and what happens with the children.

Truly there is no junior Holy Spirit!

As I write this I am aware that last Sunday we had thirty 6-11 year-olds in Transformers. That makes for one very busy Small Hall. Our Supergang teams do such a magnificent job as they faithfully produce life-shaping and transforming sessions for our kids. They really are some of the frequently un-sung heroes of CCBS.

In case you missed it, our Children’s Work is actually the primary driving force in our desire to launch our second Sunday morning meeting from September 11th this year. Congestion in that part of our church life is more acutely felt than in the Main Hall. What a wonderful problem to have!

Already in this regard alone we are breaking the mould of what is expected from a church in a small town. God is already fulfilling His promises among us!

My prayer is that as we obediently do what we can to create room for growth, God will supernaturally add many new family units to us. This is what co-labouring with the Lord looks like. Sometimes it isn’t comfortable to embrace change, but the privilege of seeing lives transformed and filled with the love, joy, and peace of the Kingdom makes it so very worth while.

Pray with me that our kids and young people will truly use our ceiling as their platform and see more of the Kingdom in their life-times than we ever dreamed possible! Let your Kingdom come Lord!

Gareth McCormick

Posted by Gareth McCormick







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Gareth McCormick
Lizzie McMillan
Maureen Hopkins
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