Nehemiah and the complexities of a building project

Nehemiah and the complexities of a building project

Our building project at Christ Church will soon be completed and, by a happy ‘God-incidence’, during our 150th year. The story of its development, however, has sadly been a mixed one with nearly ten years of delay caused by endless opposition. A similar opposition was present when the church was reordered in 2006-7 and when the lounge and kitchen were built in 1980-81. The book of Nehemiah is often rather neglected but is instructive in presenting the challenge that will always be present when God’s people attempt such tasks. As we study the book, we will also see the role of faith, prayer, courage, integrity and commitment in ensuring that our new buildings serve God’s purpose in bringing more of his loving rule to New Malden.

4 September Nehemiah’s Prayer Nehemiah 1 Katy Loffman
11 September Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem Nehemiah 2 Carolyn Lucas
18 September Those who built and those who opposed Nehemiah 3 and 4 Stephen Kuhrt
25 September Nehemiah’s integrity Nehemiah 5 Becky Mills
2 October United Harvest Service at 10.00 am   Stephen Kuhrt
9 October Further opposition and completion of the project Nehemiah 6-7 Katy Loffman
16 October What happened after the building work was completed: Part 1 Nehemiah 8-10 Anita Ferrero
23 October What happened after the building work was completed: Part 2 Nehemiah 11-12 Stephen Kuhrt
30 October Nehemiah’s Final Reforms Nehemiah 13 Carolyn Lucas