Newday 2017

August 3rd, 2017 | By David Bareham

As I write this I am at an annual event that takes place every August with thousands of teenagers which has become a highlight of our church calendar – Newday!

This year, we have over 70 young people from Community Church plus around 25 leaders and servers. We have the pleasure of joining with Hope Community Church Brentwood, and with Revelation Church Camden, so all together we are catering for over 160 people!

Among our young people we have those who are not yet Christians, those who have drifted, and many who are following Jesus. There is something for everyone at Newday. Every day we start with worship and the word, then seminars before lunch. The afternoon is free with sports and other activities available, the after dinner the main evening meeting with great worship and amazing speakers.

Already (Thursday) we have seen four of our young people make a first time commitment to follow Jesus, and many more rededicate themselves as disciples of Jesus. Over the whole site there have already been over 100 first time commitments to follow Jesus and some amazing healing stories. Our young people have been challenged to make good decisions which will shape theĀ and direction of their lives.

This is why this is such an important event for us as a church. Anywhere where we see people saved it is worth giving our time, effort, and finances towards. At Newday every year hundreds of young people decide to follow Jesus. Also, these weeks prove to be pivotal in giving direction for our young people. Some in the past have had their whole purpose for their life laid out for them at Newday and have followed that leading.

Continue to pray for us, for the remaining few days, that many more will meet with God, and pray for the ongoing discipleship of our young people when we return back to our everyday lives. Let us pray that our young people will continue to follow Jesus and honour every decision and commitment made at Newday.

David S Bareham

Thursday 3 August 2017

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