Summary Article re. Thy Kingdom Come 2018
Individuals, families and churches – in more than 100 countries worldwide – took part in this year’s Thy Kingdom Come.
From continuous prayer events to prayer stations, Messy Church to Beacon events, pilgrimages to prayer buses there was a variety of activity to suit all tastes.
Now in its third year, Thy Kingdom Come continues to go from strength to strength with a significant increase in the numbers of countries involved.
Christians in at least 107 (at last count) participated in the 11-day prayer movement compared to 85 last year!
All denominations and traditions were involved with considerable participation from the Catholic Church of England and Wales and the Methodist Church of Great Britain.
The movement’s growing global appeal has also led to the creation of TKC resources in 10 languages including new additions - Urdu and Arabic.
The initiative has also strengthened its digital engagement strategy this year with a focus on creating video content featuring a range of high profile Christians voices representing different denominations for online purposes.
A TKC app was also introduced this year engaging both new and younger audiences especially.
The finale of Thy Kingdom Come – which coincided with the Royal Wedding - saw both Archbishop Justin Welby (who started TKC along with Archbishop John Sentamu) officiate and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry a (keen advocate of TKC) deliver an electrifying sermon -evangelising to audience of almost 2 billion people!
Christians engaged with TKC from the following nations this year:
- Sri Lanka
- South Korea
- Solomon Islands
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates
- Saudi Arabia
- Greece Crete
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Switzerland -
- Channel Islands
- Spain - Mallorca Ibiza Menorca
- Canary Islands
- Ghana -
- South Africa
- United States
- Northern Ireland
- Guatemala -
- Cayman Islands
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Puerto Rico
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago