There are many books and strategies about how to establish a new Church. One could spend a lifetime studying and pondering options! But in the end the Christian Faith must lead to action. When we gathered a group to pray and reflect on the idea of establishing Emmanuel Church, we realized that we would need to plan, prepare and strategize. But as we prayed we also realized that we could not control every step of the journey, and we would need to venture out trusting God to lead. It struck me as we prayed together that while God would not reveal all the details of the future to us, he did grant a remarkable and tangible sense of unity. A group of people united in prayer and resolved to act together to plant a new church – that is the kind of thing that God uses to build his people.