Community Church Blog

19th February 2019

Al shares his inspiring journey

As if one big message wasn't enough for a Sunday we had another from one of our elders.
AL STROUD shared more about his inspiring journey as he moves from working in the secular to working at Community Church, how God has spoken very clearly and what this all means for him and his family.


Dave Piek

Posted by Dave Piek

17th April 2018

God's Provision

Back in the 80’s Maureen and I were struggling financially with two children to support, mortgage to pay etc. all on my single income. I went to some trusted Christian friends for advice and the first thing they asked was “are you tithing?” “What?” I responded, “Our bank account is already overdrawn every month - how can we afford to tithe?” But deep inside I knew they were right.

I set up a standing order to give a tenth of our income and a few days later we went to Kingdom Faith - a week long Christian camp at Peterborough. One seminar there was about finances and budgeting, but we had paid for the camp, bought tapes of meetings etc. so I wondered if we had overspent. However, at the end of that month we were NOT overdrawn for the first time in ages! We hadn’t had time to even start budgeting so I had to check our bank statement several times - there was no extra income and to this day I can’t explain it other than God somehow intervened. 

Through the years since then I’ve had a couple of periods of being out of work, but there has always been food on the table and we’ve never really had to struggle - God has always provided.

Maureen Hopkins

Posted by Maureen Hopkins

7th March 2017

Testimony of provision

One of the names used for God is 'Jehovah Jireh' which means 'God is Our Provider'. Here's a testimony from one of our church members that shows God's provision: 

I have been needing a haircut for a while and had been talking to God about it. I was on my way to a GP appointment in town and as I was walking past a hairdresser’s shop I noticed a sign in their window saying “Short-haired models needed.”

I walked on past the shop but felt like God gave me a nudge to go back and ask them about it. They told me to come back later that day and they would give me a free hair-cut.

While I was having my hair cut that afternoon, my daughter met me there and they offered to give her a free hair cut too! She hates having her hair cut and has been avoiding doing it for about 3 years! But it was a nice quiet place and so she agreed. The hairdressers then asked us both if we’d be willing to go back again in about 6 weeks and have another free hair cut each!

I had been telling God that I needed one hair cut. In the end He has arranged for four!

Amazing provision!

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19th January 2017

God's GENEROSITY - Precision of provision

Would you like to read a story of how God guided and provided with incredible accuracy for Chris & Becca Marsh recently?

Chris writes…

Back in November of 2016 we were asked to consider doing the LDP1 discipleship course, which would start in the new year. I was interested to consider it but I also knew that there was an estimated cost of £170 (based on last year’s prices) to do the course. My prayer at that moment was, “OK God, if this is something you want me to do, I’d like you to make it clear.” 

Within a few days my wife Becca was offered some extra hours at the school at which she works. These extra hours, calculated up to Christmas, gave her an additional £170.01p! We sensed that God was speaking – so we signed up for the course.

Then, in January, when the LDP1 bill came through, due to the recently poor exchange rate, the cost rose to about £200. On the day we discovered this extra cost Becca opened her payslip and discovered that her pay rate for her extra hours had been slightly increased. Her pay slip was for £202!

God’s precision in providing for our needs is amazing!

Dave Piek

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