The following statement is from Chris Cartwright, Elim’s General Superintendent, on behalf of the National Leadership Team.

Elim’s National Leadership Team have been aware for some time that Pastor Colin Dye would be stepping aside from his role as Senior Pastor at Kensington Temple and the London City Church Network, a role he has held for 30 years, to take up a missionary role serving the wider vision of KT/LCC across the nations. As a result of this the NLT have been working with the KT Board in seeking to find someone who could lead the church and the network forward.

After much prayer, the NLT presented Pastor Mark Ryan’s name to the KT Board for them to consider him to become the next Senior Pastor of KT/LCC. After meeting and interviewing Pastor Mark and Kathy Ryan, the KT Board agreed with the NLT that he should become Senior Pastor at KT/LCC when Pastor Colin Dye steps down in October this year.

Mark Ryan has been the Senior Pastor at Birmingham City Church since 2009 having previously led the Elim Church at Letchworth Garden City. Mark is a seasoned and gifted leader who has seen significant fruitfulness in all the churches he has led during more than 30 years of ministry in Elim and formerly in the Church of God. Mark has the full confidence of Elim’s National Leadership Team to step into the significant role of leading both Kensington Temple and the wider London City Church Network in pursuing their vision.

In the coming months KT/LCC will have opportunity to show your love and appreciation to Pastor Colin and Amanda for their extraordinary ministry over so many years. We will be praying for Pastor Colin and Amanda as they prepare for a new season of ministry beyond KT/LCC and also for Pastor Mark and Kathy Ryan as they look forward to the opportunity to lead KT/LCC in the season ahead. The NLT will also give its fullest support to the elders of Birmingham City Church as they begin the search for a new Senior Pastor to continue the great legacy being left by Mark and Kathy.

We want to assure you of our prayers for the whole KT/LCC church community that, as you move forward in renewed and steadfast faith, The Lord will come upon you powerfully to fulfil His promises and His purposes.”

Chris Cartwright
General Superintendent,
Elim Pentecostal Churches.

How the Denomination Decides

Congratulations to Rev Mark Ryan, and his wife Kathy, who has been appointed to Kensington Temple as the new Senior Minister from 16 October 2021. The long search for my successor is over and I will soon be able focus on my wider prophetic and apostolic ministry to the nations.

Meekness

[2 minute read] Every day, battles rage as nations or people groups try to establish supremacy over parts of the earth. Most people believe that ‘might’ will triumph over ‘right’ in the end, but Jesus suggests something different:

Starting up a Christian Group at work

Over the last year, our church family has learnt a huge amount about doing things online, and our work by the ‘Giants’ groups in equipping our church did not slow down. Now, as more and more of us return to places of work, we are reminded of our harvest field with the number of close relationships we tend to develop in the workplace.

Our God, the restorer A KT Shout It Out! testimony

[3 minute read] “God is So Good” says Julie as she shares her story of his presence taking her from immobile in her hospital bed back to independent living.

Living Free! The life-transformation course

[3 minute read] “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). Discover the first steps of your discipleship in the Christian faith as you embark on this life-transformational course.

Overwhelming freedom in baptism

One night, I was listening to a worship song about being free and surrendering all to God. Whilst listening to the words I began to pray and asked God to feel his presence.

Pioneering Online Bible School

[2 minute read] Senior Minister Colin Dye has launched a pioneering online Bible school for the converts from Islam in Central Asia and Caucasus. The Bible school is using Colin’s Sword of the Spirit video series which has been translated into Russian as a study material, and it includes live interactive teaching sessions where believers in the region can find answers to difficult questions.

Believe and be baptised

[1 minute read] Sunday 18 April was a great day at Kensington Temple as 30 people gathered with family and friends at 2pm, first for a reminder of previous teaching on baptism and then to be ministered to. Some had the joy of being baptised with the Holy Spirit immediately before going through the waters of baptism.

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The Way to God

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

I have got one hope of going to Heaven. It’s only one. Jesus died for me. But the good news is Jesus died for you. But it  doesn’t mean you are going to go to Heaven until you come to the place that you accept God’s plan for your life. And accept that you have sinned, and realise your only hope is what Jesus did for you. I would urge you to pray this prayer, wherever you are. Pray it right now.

Lord Jesus, I need you. I want you. I know I’m a sinner. I am sorry for my sins. Wash my sins away by Jesus’ blood. I welcome your Holy Spirit into my heart. As best as I know how, I give you my life.

If you prayed that prayer and meant it, you’re ready, you’re saved. Don’t be ashamed. Tell someone that you’ve prayed that prayer. And know this is the way you go to Heaven. And if you’ve just prayed that prayer for the first time that means you’ve just been born again. Happy Birthday.

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Hello and congratulations on becoming part of the family of God.  We, at Kensington Temple, are so excited to connect with you to take you forward in your new journey.

Starting my Journey – Common Questions 

Why should I become a ‘Christian?’

All of humanity is guilty of sin. The Bible shows in Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

In our own lives, we find that we do things that are wrong and displeasing. We can also say things that are not honourable and kind. Even our mind can become a war zone sometimes, we have lots of unhealthy thoughts that we consider and entertain. This all occurs due to the  fall of humanity, whereby everyone was condemned to spending eternity separated from God. But God has given us the greatest gift ever to all of humanity – His perfect Son – Jesus Christ.

The most quoted Bible verse is found in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

True love always gives, and God loves you so much that He willingly sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for you sins. Your life is redeemed upon accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. When that happens, you will receive the gift of eternal life in Heaven with Him.

What does becoming ‘born again’ or ‘saved’ mean?

Everyone needs help in life. There are issues and challenges in our daily lives that Jesus has the power to deliver us from – forever!

When you become ‘born again’ or ‘saved’ – you are set free from the enemy, delivered from the dire consequences of your own sin, protected from evil and eternal death. When we believe in Jesus Christ, He saves us from judgement and gives us access to live with Him in eternity.

The Bible tells us in John 5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

In the world today, so many people, organisations and groups of people claim to have the answer to life. They present their version of truth as the correct and only version. The Bible shows us the value and benefit of becoming ‘born again’ or ‘saved’

Romans 10:9 “Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

What does praying to God achieve?

Praying is our primary line of communication to God. This is our way to share our heart with Him and it gives us daily opportunities to proactively engage in conversation with Him. It’s about establishing a relationship with Him built on faith and trust in Him. It is dialogue, not monologue as He also wants to speak to us. The creator of Heaven and earth is interested in speaking with you each and every day.

Praying guarantees that you can maintain your relationship with God and it helps you come fully alive to His plan and purposes for your life. We have an open-ended invitation from God found in Jeremiah 33:3a “Call to me and I will answer you…”

There is also tremendous power in prayer. We can ask God for things – needs and desires in our lives. The best part is God already knows our needs of our hearts before we even know; but He wants to hear from us. Every time we pray, we find ourselves drawing ever closer to Him.

We discover a great promise in Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

As we grow as a believer and spend more time with Him in prayer, our confidence in Him, in His Word, and in His plan for our lives increases. We see that He is good and faithful. He longs to meet our needs and we can take great courage that each time we prayer, He hears us. 1 John 5:14 says “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”

What is Water Baptism and Why is it so Important?

If you have accepted Jesus as Lord of your life, His first commandment to you is to be water baptised.

The last commandment Jesus gave His disciples is found in Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”

Getting water baptised is your first step of obedience in your new journey with Jesus. It is a healthy and intentional step into your discipleship as a believer. In time, you will discover how to obey all His commandments and follow His perfect example for the rest of your life!

Water Baptism is very important and Jesus purposefully chose to do this Himself. Luke 3:21-22 shows us this “Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

If the Son of God believed in water baptism, we should also!

Water Baptism is a deeply impactful and significant event. As we go into the water, the ‘old self’ is left there and as we rise out of the water, spiritually speaking, our ‘new self’ in Christ emerges. We immediately begin aligning ourselves with Jesus and identifying with Him. Basically, as we are fully immersed in the water, it symbolically marks the burial of our old and sinful life. Then, we are raised up to a victorious new life in Christ! How awesome is that?

Galatians 2:20 declares “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

 When Should I Get Water Baptised?

The Bible gives example after example of people getting water baptised as soon as they could after they had accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. There is no reason to wait! In the Book of Acts there are examples of new believers getting water baptised the same day!

Does it have to be full immersion?

Ultimately, yes. The core consideration for this is that only full immersion can fully symbolise burial. You are burying your old self in that watery grave of sin. The New Testament word for baptism means to ‘immerse.’ We must follow God’s Word fully here.

Colossians 2:12 states “having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.”

Some Things to Remember about Water Baptism.

  1. Some Church ministries teach that water baptism saves you. This is not the case. You have already made a confession of faith in Jesus Christ prior to you being water baptised. You are saved by grace through faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-10).
  2. Water Baptism is a symbolic event that reflects your conscience desiring to be clean. Peter informs us in 1 Peter 3:21 “Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
  3. Baptism is your public declaration of your faith in Jesus. We encourage you to invite your family and friends along, so they can hear your testimony of all that Jesus has done for you.

Our next baptism is on the 18th April at the 2.30pm service.

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