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.
Ways of ‘doing church’ are many and varied and each can bring a real depth and diversity to the Worship of our amazing God. But sometimes different doctrines, practices and traditions make working together complicated and be the unfortunate cause of misunderstandings.
Prayer brings us together ‘as one’. In the Gospel of John, Chapter 17, Jesus exhorts his followers and those who come after (us), to be one with each other and one with Him in the very same way that He is one with His Father God.
Chelmsford 24-7 seeks to ‘join the dots’, connecting Christians praying in one place and in another. As part of ‘The Body of Christ‘ we must be united in love for each other and in our love for Jesus. Then we will be truly effective in our prayers for The Kingdom of God to come, to our City, Nation and World.
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 of one accord and truly love each other, 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.