Many parents and children know the sweet-yet-sad reality of a child growing up to become independent. Pastor Matt reflects on Sunday 6th January 2019, a slightly sad, but very sweet, day.
Back in January 2012 the Highfields ‘parent’ congregation established the Highfields Pontprennau ‘daughter’ congregation, and after a process of prayer and deliberation over the last couple of years, it was agreed that the Pontprennau church family had become autonomous enough to step out on its own.
But independence doesn’t mean isolation, which is why it was so lovely, after our first morning worship as an independent fellowship, to join on the Sunday evening with our brothers and sisters in the Highfields congregation for our commissioning service.
To sing together, pray together, sit under God’s word together and take communion together was a particularly special blessing and a wonderful testament to God’s faithfulness to both Highfields Church and The Bridge Church. We will always be grateful to God for leading the people of Highfields to plant a church in this part of the city, and we look forward to his future grace and faithfulness and to all he will do through us all, in Cathays, Pontprennau, Cardiff, Wales and the world. 1 Samuel 7:12 – Thus far the LORD has helped us.