CCK Life.

Posted on January 08, 2012 by Tim Jones
What does fasting mean for a Christian? It is a grace of God which allows His people to respond to His provision and kindness by humbling themselves before him. In practice, fasting normally means going without food for the sake of seeking God, either personally or as a group. In the Bible, this most often means eating nothing and only drinking water for a period of time. Some Scriptural examples exist of partial fasting through dietary adjustment (such as Daniel 10:3) but that is not normative. In Scripture, fasting is often accompanied by mourning a lack or loss and undertaken in hope of God moving powerfully to bless His people and achieve His work. What did Jesus say about fasting? Jesus made some vital references to fasting in his teaching to his followers. In Matthew 6:16-17 Jesus is depicted teaching on the futility of making a holy spectacle of things that should be done for God; specifically giving money, praying and fasting. In this statement a couple of things are interesting.
Posted on December 14, 2011 by Dave Brading
Yesterday we started exploring the meaning in the famous carol 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'. Today we'll investigate the remaining verses. Hopefully these brief studies will enable you to sing this carol with a much deeper understanding. Don't forget our Christmas services taking place on the 18th December across the city. Hail the incarnate Deity Bible: Colossians 2:19 “For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” and Hebrews 1:2-3 “but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word” Thought: God came to earth to save, to mediate. He took on the restriction of Humanity. Jesus actually had a body. Incarnate means –embodied. We are to ‘hail’ – that is ‘praise’ – this event.
Posted on December 14, 2011 by Dave Brading
I write this in the knowledge that over the next couple of weeks, I will find myself in several situations where I’ll be in a crowd singing those ‘classic’ Christmas Carols. This might be true for you too, so I thought it would be great to take a look at the Biblical teaching contained in one of them (no it’s not ‘Little Donkey’,) so that when the time comes, we’ll be able to sing with genuine feeling! So here is a blow-by-blow account of a hymn which is full of magnificent truth-teaching: ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’. Read my thoughts on each verse below, meditate on the meaning and, next time you sing it, you will find yourself worshipping! Hark the Herald Angels Sing Bible: Luke 20:4, 8&9 “ 4 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,  and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.”
Posted on August 17, 2011 by Steve Boon
Steve Boon brings us what we anticipate being the last blog post on how CCK has moved towards becoming a multisite church. In less than a month about 120 CCK members will be re-focusing on our new Shoreham site helping run their 2 week ‘dry launch’ Sundays before the doors open publicly on September 25th. That will leave the rest of us at the New England Site which is also re-launching on the 25th September.
Posted on June 15, 2011 by Emily Sneyd
Each year, CCK offers a small group of people the opportunity to serve the church for a year whilst getting invaluable theological training from Andrew Wilson and other teachers.  You might see them running around stacking chairs on a Sunday, but the FP Impact year is about so much more than that. Here, Max White, Vicky Myers, Gareth O'Sullivan and Katie Leversuch share what this year has meant for them. What have been the most exciting things about your Impact year?
Posted on May 18, 2011 by Emily Sneyd
Tal has just joined the Eldership team here at CCK and he and his wife, Jo, head up the Family Life department together. They have four children; Jemima, James, Kaitlyn and Alex. Here they share their testimonies and talk about what they love about serving the church. Jo
Posted on May 12, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
In our featured series, ‘Towards Multisite’, CCK elder Steve Boon writes about what we are planning for each site to look and feel like. This 4th blog post on our journey to becoming a multisite church centres on a common question I am often asked of what a CCK site will be like. I could answer this in one sentence, by saying that as our current venue (which will be known as the ‘NEQ site’ as of 25th September 2011) is indeed a site, then that is the ‘bar’ all of our sites will look to match.
Posted on April 19, 2011 by Emily Sneyd
Colin and Gill Bonner have been part of CCK since the Eighties. They live in Southwick and currently serve as coaches in the Harbour Zone. Colin is due to join the CCK Eldership team in the next few weeks and they will both form part of the team on our site in the West. In this article they share their personal God stories and tell us what they're looking forward to with regards to going multi-site. Gill
Posted on April 18, 2011 by Steve Boon
In our featured series, ‘Towards Multisite’, CCK elder Steve Boon writes about the steep learning curve that accompanies the challenges for CCK becoming a multisite church. Our journey towards becoming a ‘multisite’ church is well and truly under way, and in this 3rd blog post we want to flag up for you 10 things we’ve learnt and in some cases are still learning; 1. Multisite helps us reach and release more people:
Posted on March 28, 2011 by Katie Leversuch
Knit is happening again! We have had the chance to sit down with Jen Jarvis, the event organiser and chat about what Knit is and why she set this up: What is Knit? Knit is an event I set up late last year where keen and newby knitters get together and basically knit! Its a great evening where we all chill out and knit (or sew, crochet, whatever you want really!). Just a nice way of hanging out with women of different ages and walks of life. How did the concept come about?