News from the Team

Revd Michael Fanstone
Association Moderator

Revd Michael Fanstone, SEBA's Moderator

This is the time of year when it’s not surprising that we sometimes wonder if the cold, short days of winter will ever end. But look carefully at some gardens, and you’ll already see signs of life...snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils daring to stick their heads above the chilly soil. Yes, spring is actually just around the corner! In our spiritual lives, and church life too, we sometimes go through periods where nothing much seems to be happening, but here’s the good news. We serve a God who is always looking ahead. He has plans and purposes, and is always looking for responsive churches and Christians who will latch on to them and explore how to make the most of them.

The vision of the SEBA leadership is that all of our churches in South Eastern England will be listening to what God is saying to them, and then be open to respond in heart and action so that His Holy Spirit can work powerfully in and through them. The really good news is that, despite the chaos, darkness and disillusionment that can currently be felt across our nation and region, God wants to bring not just a spiritual springtime, but eventually a harvest that is plain for us all to see as droves of people in our local communities discover Jesus for the first time, and become His dedicated followers