Grace Vineyard Calendar
Healing On The Streets & Worship On The Streets - HOTS & WOTS
3 June 2017 –
HEALING ON THE STREETS IS A SIMPLE, BUT BEAUTIFUL WAY, TO REACH OUT TO THE LOST AND HURTING ON THE STREETS OF OUR TOWN. IT ENABLES US TO CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY EVERY OTHER WEEK, POWERFULLY EXPRESSING GOD’S LOVE IN THE MARKET PLACE, WHATEVER THE WEATHER. WE SIMPLY INVITE PEOPLE TO SIT ON CHAIRS SO WE CAN PRAY FOR THEM.
The HOTS model is simple yet profound, gentle yet powerful, full of God’s presence and brimming over with love. We create a thin place on the streets where heaven and earth meet, and people can encounter Jesus. It is marked by a true sense of peace. Amongst the hustle and bustle of busy shoppers, walks the Prince of Peace. The kingdom comes, stillness falls; passers-by begin to slow and stop, as the deepening presence of God draws their hearts. Over time we build relationships, creating stepping stones for people to come to Jesus, and be healed along the way.
Alongside HOTS we have WOTS - Worship On The Streets - where members of our church worship team worship God through song, singing current worship songs as well as many of the well loved hymns. As believers in Jesus Christ we carry the presence of God with us wherever we are, but when we worship we release the presence of God where we are and worship changes the atmosphere of the area and brings others into the presence of God in the centre of our town.