The Filling Station
A Little About LEAF Affiliate: The New Forest Filling Station
The New Forest Filling Station is a contemporary vehicle for bringing Christian renewal and evangelism to the New Forest.
The Filling Station is not a new independent church movement, rather a model of how existing churches can work together to bring new spiritual life to their areas and in the process bring many people to faith in Jesus Christ. The New Forest Filling Station is part of the National Movement of Filling Stations which were inspired by Richard Fothergill, director of the Filling Station Ministry.
The New Forest Filling Station was set up by two of LEAF's members Roger Lockwood and David Heron who are now part of the Filling Station management team.
One of the fundamental principles of the Filling Station is to promote Christian unity. As it says in Psalm 133:1
The Filling Station Model:
The New Forest Filling Station (NFFS) works with existing churches to bring new Christian life to an area. Using a model of monthly mid-week evening ‘celebration’ meetings held at the Careys Manor Hotel in the heart of the New Forest - Brockenhurst. The mid-week monthly meetings has seen a real growth in numbers as people have come from across the area for further fellowship and renewal. NFFS offers high quality speakers and teachers, contemporary sung worship and powerful, accessible prayer ministry. Within their meetings personal testimonies, group prayer times and personal, and church-based, networking take place to the benefit of all. The mid-week meetings are designed to be overtly spiritual but are presented in a manner that those outside the existing church would feel comfortable experiencing. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday evening each month (with the exception of Christmas) and aim to be short, sharp and focussed in character. Many people have expressed meeting God through them and their perasonal faith built up. In particular the New Forest Filling Station is working with many church leaders who find them an excellent addition to their existing local efforts. Several local pastors are also on the prayer and ministry teams.
Brockenhurst Village Hall
Every second Wednesday of each month from 7:45pm through 'till 10:00pm (doors open for coffee and cakes at 7:00pm). To keep up to date with speakers and future dates please see the Facebook page linked below; or email the Administrator and ask to be added to their email notification list.
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