Broadfield Christian Fellowship
Broadfield Community Centre, Broadfield Barton,
Coffee Shop suspended until further notice
Online Sunday Service and Tuesday Prayer at https://bit.ly/bcfstream
Thought for the Week Ė from Caroline (29th November 2020)
Psalm 119:66 ďTeach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.Ē
I was given a prophetic word by a member of the team accompanying Isabel Allum, a very gifted prophetess, a few years back. One of things that was said to me was that I would see things that other people donít see and I would wonder why they canít see it. Well I have found that to be very true and it can be so frustrating, not so much with non-Christians as I donít expect them to be spiritually discerning but I have found it puzzling and as I said frustrating when mature Christians donít see it, and especially if you see a course of action which is unhelpful. However I have had to learn that we all have different gifts, I'm not always right, and that I must not use the gift of discernment in order to judge and criticise, which is so easy to do. All Christians to a greater or lesser degree need to have spiritual discernment and it is much needed in the church. Discernment is learning to think Godís thoughts after Him, practically and spiritually; it means having a sense of how things look in Godís eyes and seeing them in some measure ďuncovered and laid bareĒ (Hebrews 4:13). ďNothing in all creation is hidden from Godís sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.Ē
When you see something in a personís actions or behaviour which is crystal clear to you but others donít see it, itís easy for the frustration to turn into judgment, but that is the dark side of discernment, the good side is that you know what to pray for and want Jesus to intercede with you for that person, so that they will be free. We learn patterns of behaviour to get through life and we can be the authors of our own problems but think itís everybody else. When we switch from the kingdom of Satan (the world) to the Kingdom of Light we have to learn a whole new way of life, and that journey can take some time. When Jesus was on the cross He said, ďFather forgive them for they know not what they do.Ē They didnít have a clue that they were executing the son of God, they were ignorant but not blameless, they would have to repent and believe to receive that forgiveness, and Jesus also recognised/discerned that Satan was behind Peterís remark in Matthew16:23 when He said, ďGet behind me Satan! You are a stumbling-block to me ÖĒ You would definitely have had to hear clearly from God before you could ever say that, thatís for sure, so DONíT try it, even if itís a temptation when you have discerned a spirit behind someoneís behaviour or remarks.
Welcome to the Broadfield Christian Fellowship Website
Broadfield Christian Fellowship is a local church made up of people from all backgrounds. We are based in the Broadfield Community Centre, which we share with the Church of England and Roman Catholic churches. We are adjacent to the local shopping parade, which includes a large free car park, and opposite the library and Neighbourhood Hub, ideally situated for the local community.
Broadfield is the largest neighbourhood in the new town of Crawley in West Sussex, situated in its south-western corner within the triangle formed by the A23, A264 and A2220. It is predominantly made up of estates of council, housing trust and former council housing, with private housing estates around the perimeter. Broadfield has a population of over 13,000. Click here for a map showing our location.
Broadfield Christian Fellowship is a Link Church within the Ichthus Christian Fellowship, which is based in South London, and a member of the Evangelical Alliance. We are in fellowship with other evangelical churches in Crawley and have links with various local Christian groups, such as The Lighthouse Project, a Christian ministry to the children of Crawley, The Christians Against Poverty Crawley Debt Centre, Holmsted Manor near Cuckfield, run by Youth With A Mission, the International Bible Training Institute in Burgess Hill, and The Easter Team, a local Christian charity that serves people who are homeless or in need in and around Crawley. We also support and have a number of members actively involved with Street Pastors Crawley.
We meet every Sunday morning at 10.30 am (10.00 am for refreshments) in the Community Centre Social Hall for worship and teaching. Our worship style is informal and generally led by people from within the Fellowship, with occasional visiting speakers. We normally celebrate communion on the third or fourth Sunday in each month and at other times as arranged. We have weekly house group meetings, usually on Tuesday evenings.
Every Wednesday at 9.30 am we run the Triangle Coffee Shop in the Social Hall, at which coffee, tea, biscuits and cakes are served for a nominal donation. Second-hand clothes and other items are also freely available. This provides an important service to the community and many people drop in during this time. We also host the Friday Meal, a free drop-in cooked meal at 5.00 pm every Friday. The Coffee Shop and the Friday Meal have been awarded the highest 5-star Food Standards Agency rating for Food Hygiene by the local authority.
On the first Sunday of each month at 7.00 pm we join with other churches in Crawley for celebration, teaching, prayer and fellowship at Crawley Baptist Church, Crabtree Road, West Green.
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