Behind our Vision
Followers of Jesus Christ, from churches across Chelmsford have been praying in our Town, now City, as God has led and stirred them for countless years.
Today, ways of ‘doing church’ are many and varied and each can bring a real depth and diversity to Worship of our amazing God. But sometimes, different doctrines, practices and traditions make working together complicated and be the unfortunate cause of misunderstandings.
Prayer is a unifyer!
All Christians and churches practice prayer and even many who are not believers in Jesus Christ pray too. Chelmsford 24-7 seeks to ‘join the dots’, making connections between Christians praying ‘here’ and those praying ‘there’. We are all part of ‘The Body of Christ‘ and few could argue that we should not be united in a common aim to pray for our City, Nation and World and much more besides.
Jesus once said, ‘A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’ (John 13:34-35).
If we, who call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ, cannot demonstrate real genuine love for each other, how can we expect those who have not had that experience to be drawn to Him? If the people of The Church in Chelmsford can move in God’s kind of love, it will be a powerful and attractive message to our City.
Prayer that is in accordance with God’s plan and purposes always changes things. God speaks to us through prayer and if we are in unity and truly love each other, able to share across each of our Fellowships what God is saying, our prayers and the actions that result will bring profound and positive change and transformation to the people and life of our City and to the surrounding District.
We know that we are part of a greater plan that God has for our generation, and together with the prayers of like-minded people in many other towns and cities, they will also contribute to transformation, even a Christian ‘revival’ in our Region and our Nation.