The beginning of an adventure
In 2016 four leadership couples, who were already well known to each other, began to meet with a common sense of excitement that God was creating an opportunity for the beginning of an adventure, to see the fulfilment of a prophetic word delivered by Carls Wills some years before – ‘I am going to transform the reputation by which Essex is known’.
And so the foundations of ‘Transforming Essex’ were laid – Christians throughout Essex coming together committed to creating relationships of respect, honour and love among themselves and the wider community to partner with God’s heart to see every part of Essex transformed by the genius of his creative Word and love. A family of lovers of Jesus committed to seeing Jesus’ kingdom coming in fuller and fuller measure across Essex.
This family values the contribution every Christian in Essex can play in bringing godly transformation to every aspect of their life, including church leaders, intercessors, and ‘kingdom influencers’ (Christians God has placed in the community committed to seeing their sphere of influence impacted by the values and ways of Jesus’ kingdom).
We have never journeyed this way before and are so grateful for the encouragement of others who have come alongside to support and advise, particularly Paul Manwaring whose insights into revival and strategic thinking have been so valuable in shaping a framework for TE.
Churches and Christians from different denominations and streams are engaging with TE, participating in ‘Round Tables’, attending regular gatherings and praying.