God is enough

27 Oct 2023 • From Bishop Richard Jackson

In this week's video, Bishop Richard talks about how we're encouraged to believe and trust that a life of faith seeking to be obedient to God will be provided for.  'Our challenge is to bring together the biblical vision of a God of abundance with the reality many of us experience in the day-to-day running of our churches.'  He quotes Gil Rendle in his book Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in a Changing World: "It is quietly being learned that there is no longer what is needed to continue what has already been done.  But there are sufficient resources to do what we're currently called to do.  There is enough!"

Bishop Richard continues: 'The key to Kingdom faithfulness must be to encourage growth and to help younger people find Christ.' But 'to say we must do things differently going forward is not to denigrate the wonderful service and dedication that has got us this far.  Our strategy is about adapting to the future, not criticising the faithfulness of the past.'

Visit the diocesan website for transcripts of the Bishop of Hereford's Message.