In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now (Philippians 1:4-5)
Covent Garden Talks exists to bring people working in this part of London face-to-face with the good news of Jesus Christ.
People working in this part of London have no greater need than to know the forgiveness of sins and eternal life that comes only in knowing Jesus Christ. Christians working in this area have no greater priority in this life than to engage in the work of bringing the lost to know Jesus.
God has presented an extraordinary opportunity for people to be reached with the gospel of Jesus by placing Christians in the workplaces of this part of London. The amount of time spent in the workplace and the number of unbelieving contacts we are given at work means that, for most of us, this is where we have our greatest gospel opportunities. While it might be possible to go it alone, the New Testament’s normal expectation is that Christians join with others in ‘gospel partnership’ in order to work together in this common aim (Phil 1:4-5).
Covent Garden Talks gospel partnership
Joining the gospel partnership of Covent Garden Talks involves committing to three things:
‘Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain’ (Psalm 127:1). The single most important thing we can do in order to see the gospel go forward in the workplaces of this part of London is to join with others to pray. Committing to becoming a Covent Garden Talks Partner means committing to praying for the ministry. You can do this by joining one of the prayer meetings, meeting to pray with another Partner informally, or praying for the ministry on your own. (Click here for further details)
The word ‘partnership’ (koinonia) in the New Testament is taken from the business world and is about a financial investment in a common business project. Committing to becoming a Covent Garden Talks Partner means committing to investing financially in our common business project of getting the gospel out in this part of London. (Click here for further details)
‘My word that goes out from my mouth shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it’ (Isaiah 55:11). God is powerfully at work strengthening believers and drawing unbelievers to Himself. God does this as his word is proclaimed publicly and as individuals speak God’s word to others. Committing to becoming a CGT Partner means committing to listening to the proclamation of God’s word at the weekly talk, inviting others (believers and unbelievers) to come and hear God’s word taught, and speaking God’s word to others (believers and unbelievers).