This idea is elaborated on in the Bible. “Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint.” (Proverbs 29:18)

Vision is fundamental for a church, and vision comes from God.

At the Gorton site of CCM, we have recently been spending time clarifying our vision and our starting point in this process has been to ask what God has shown us.

There are two key prophetic promises that we are looking towards, both of which follow the same theme.

Take a listen to the audio recordings of Vicky and Lynn sharing what God has shown them.

Listen to Vicky’s prophecy

Listen to Lynn’s prophecy

Both of these pictures conjure an image of rivers flowing through the streets of Gorton.

As well as being a prophetic image, this is a Biblical one. God’s river is frequently seen flowing from places of blessing (think of Eden, Ezekiel’s temple, the hearts of believers, the new creation) and from that place it brings life to everything around it.

So if we were to boil down what we are all about as CCM:Gorton, then it would be those 2 words that say it all.


We’ll share more about this in coming weeks, but for now I want to ask to think about one question:

‘What would it mean to bring life to Gorton?’

We’d love to hear your thoughts.


Written by:Tom O'Toole