In 1997 our Church leadership team gathered for an away day in a local village hall.
We were in touch with newfrontiers having researched the various new Church groups and had found them to be very similar to us.
A guy in the Church with a significant prophetic gift had a picture of a fishing rod and a net.
We were challenged whether we wanted to be like a single rod that no matter how far the line went out could only catch one or two fish at a time, or if we wanted to allow ourselves to be knit in with others to form a larger net.
Last week I went away for two days Prayer and Fasting at Peterborough. That was great for many reasons, but something I found profoundly moving was seeing a room with 800 people from all over the country in prayer for our Borderlands weekend.
We are a small region of Churches on the edge of things geographically; but here was a national movement, over 240 Churches represented, getting behind our seven Churches and praying blessing upon us.
That touched me in a way that I am struggling to get my head around. In a good way!