One River Many Streams

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There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God

Psalm 46 v 4

There are a number of times, recorded in the Bible, when God’s people experienced an unexpected, dramatic, change in their circumstances. On occasions, rather than remaining together God’s people were scattered to different areas. The pandemic might not match the Biblical accounts, but it feels like we are in one of those times when many of the activities we treasure, and would want to hold onto, are not available. Even as the lock-down imposed to overcome Covid-19 is eased, it looks like it will be many months before we can return to the form of meeting together and worship we were used to.

At both our churches we are not able to fit our normal Sunday congregation with social distancing in place. We are therefore moving forward with new structures in place. In this season, we have re-organised our community into ‘Streams’ of 30 people or less.

The ’One River, Many Streams’ vision for this season is threefold:

  • Help everyone keep growing as followers of Jesus;
  • Gather as community in smaller ‘Streams’;
  • As individuals and in ‘streams’, reach people and places we have never reached before.

We are still united in purpose and vision (‘One River’), but for now we will function as ‘Many Streams’.

During July our Sunday morning Church Online services we will look at Bible passages that will help us through this time and look at how we can practically work as ‘One River, Many Streams’.

There are many resources being produced to help us understand and adapt to this new season, they are brought together on this page. Keep returning to this page each week to see the new content, or subscribe to our YouTube Channel >>> to be notified when new videos are added.

Bible Studies

Each week there is a Bible Study that compliments the Sunday, Church Online, Talk. You can use the study by yourself or within your home group. There is a study guide that goes with the series.

Download the One River Many Streams Guide

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Family Resources

Although these resources are primarily produced for families to use together, they can be used by anyone!

There is a video each week to help you get more from the resource pack.

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Parish Life

Richard is producing a video explaining more about what parish life will be like as we live as One River Many Streams.

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