How does The Filling Station work?
Using monthly mid-week evening ‘celebration’ meetings held in non-church venues we have seen Christian communities grow in depth & numbers where a Filling Station has been opened. The Filling Station offers high quality speakers and teachers, contemporary sung worship and powerful, accessible prayer ministry. Within meetings personal testimonies, led group prayer and networking also takes place.
Meetings are designed to help bring renewal to the existing Christian church. We believe that all can experience the powerful presence of God’s Holy Spirit in their lives and start to exercise the spiritual gifts as a result. In terms of evangelism, meetings are designed to present the gospel in an attractive, genuine and powerful fashion to those who are currently outside the church. 1 Corinthians 14:24–25 is our guide to evangelism in the Filling Station; where Christians are overtly exercising their faith through prayer, worship and teaching, non-Christians in their midst become convinced of God’s reality. This has been our experience since the Filling Station began. Over 150 people have come to Christ in that time.
Meetings are held on a monthly basis and aim to be short, sharp and focussed in character. We find many people meet God through them and their faith is built up. Many church leaders find them an excellent addition to their existing local efforts.
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. One of our fundamental principles is to promote Christian unity. As it says in Psalm 133: 1 ‘How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! … for there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life for evermore.’
The Filling Station meets monthly on a Monday evening, mainly at the Penmorvah Manor Hotel, Budock Water, Falmouth TR11 5ED, see the Events page for updates on the next meeting.
Are you feeling spiritually dry and wanting more? Perhaps a Filling Station meeting is the answer.
Here is a short video showing the start of the Budock and The Lizard Filling Stations.
Click here to visit the Filling Station website for more information