I’m delighted to join presenter Samuel Ball on UCB 2 every day this week as his guest.

I was in the studio with Sam, on his show, a few months back and so it’s great to catch up with him this week.

I’ll post clips of each spot here…Or you can tune in to UCB 2 at 18.40 every day this week, by clicking here.

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Monday – I share my one of my favourite worship songs.

Tuesday – I share my two favourite passages of the bible

Wednesday: I share my 2 year old daughter’s favourite worship song

ThursdayIn this slot, I share how God has blessed me in recent days.

Friday: Finally, I share some prayer requests and my all time favourite worship song.

 

As Tom’s work expands, he is increasingly on the road not only for gigs, but meetings, media interviews and other key appointments.

In the time he’s not on the road, he needs to invest in the development and delivery of his events in order to increase and sustain excellence in all that he does.

 

Therefore we are now looking for an administrative assistant to help in some or all of the following area

– Making initial contact with churches

– Dealing with Toms public facing email. (Gmail) Forwarding to relevant team members and replying on Toms behalf when appropriate

– Arranging meetings with key leaders and event hosts where appropriate with access to Toms diary in iCal.

 

How much time is needed

 

The amount of time this role needs will vary from day to day but we would suggest that if it was one person fulfilling the role, they would need to commit around 3-4 hours a week to these tasks.
The emails would need checking daily and sometimes dealt with immediately.

If interested in this voluntary role please email Tom at tom@tom-elliott.org

 

 

 

 

But I’m also delighted – and here’s why!

News was shared on Sunday in my local church that as from September this year, I’ll be going full time as an itinerant Christian Communicator, Comedian & Magician. As part of my wider family, i also wanted to share the news with you too.

So what happens in September?  I’ll be serving, under the direction of the trustees of The Affirming Life Trust – An almost registered charity that I have founded and which I will now become director of.

This Autumn will see a number of exciting things happen, including the birth of  a second child for Natalie and I.

Over the last 3 years,  I’ve served in a part time role as youth worker for my home church, Minchinhampton Baptist, in Gloucestershire. I’ve loved every minute, but believe God is calling us, as a family to something new.

They have been super supportive of my itinerant ministry and I’ve enjoyed serving young people in their walk with God.

Ian Wiliams from the leadership team at the Minchinhampton Baptist Church writes;

Tom has been a enthusiastic youth leader in our church for the last two years; but as we all know, being connected to us is not part of what God has been calling him to do. As a leadership,  we have seen his calling to be a Christian Communicator, Comedian & Magician grow and flourish. You only need to look at his social media feeds to see increased media activity, gigs at Christian conferences, local churches and secular ventures. So this Summer, we feel is the time that we release Tom to take a step of faith, with a new Trust being launched to commission him as a Church to fulfil his calling full time. He goes with our blessing, prayers and encouragement. There is alot of work being done in the background to make this transition and Tom would love any support his church family can give him.Tom will be greatly missed on the staff team. We thank you, Tom for your contribution but we look forward expectantly what God wants to do through you in the coming months and years

So, with the backing of my local church, I’m taking the leap and trusting in God for his provision, his wisdom and his Spirit to be at work.

I’d really value your prayers more than ever as I take this step. Particularly for the following.

> God’s power as I seek to take the Gospel into mainstream venue’s without compromise.

> God’s protection over myself, Natalie, my daughter Abigail and ‘Bump’* (Due in October!)

> God’s provision of opportunities, finances & people

If you feel prompted to support with your time, skills or finances, however much or however little, please get in touch today and let me know. Whatever support you can give to this new ministry is appreciated. No matter how small…

 

Thank you for your continued support. As Easter people, let’s believe God for more in each in our lives.

 

Every blessing & many thanks

Tom Elliott

 

*PS – Yeah I’m scared, but it’s in the ‘scared’ we find the ‘Sacred’!


*PSS – ‘Bump’ will not be the child’s name.

 

 

Earlier this week, on Premier Praise, I told the story of the day I got stuck inside a mailbag and handcuffs.

It was at Gorsley Festival, here in Gloucestershire and myself and Steve Legg, were hosting the after hours evening for 300 campers.

They all gathered, with hot chocolates, marshmallows and puffer jackets, prior to spending the night in tents. Being the final night of the festival and my turn to entertain, I decided to do my mailbag and handcuff escape. Continue reading…

 

As part of my mission to see 200 children rescued from poverty through Compassion this year, I’ll be hitting the roads with an evening of Coffee & Comedy.

Continue reading…

 

One thing I love about those on my social media & mailing list is the variety of people on it.

Christians, Atheists, Ministers, Business people and performing artists – All from many different towns, cities and villages across the UK!

I’m committed to learning and developing my work so that it’s the best it can be!

The best way of doing that is by bringing together the minds of all these different people and allowing God to shape my thoughts through the input of others.

Would you kindly take just a few minutes to complete this survey?

Create your own user feedback survey

 

As a Christian Communicator, I long to see more people invited to my events who haven’t yet made a response to God. Continue reading…

 

I heard a great story recently of a young lad who went off to University. Months had passed since he left home and his parents hadn’t heard from him once.

They were starting to worry, get frustrated and upset at his lack of response to texts, emails and calls.

One day his dad was just about to leave for work when an email from his son pops up on his phone. Having almost given up waiting, he was delighted to see his sons name.

Here’s what it read;

Dear mum and dad

Sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while. To be honest the last few months have been crazy. 

A few months ago there was a fire in my block of flats and I lost all my possessions. 

I managed to escape through a window but in doing so I broke my back and severely damaged my knees. I was in hospital for weeks and suffered a great amount of pain. 

Whilst I was there in Hospital, I met a lovely nurse who I fell madly in love with, so much so that last week we got married. 

You’re probably not to happy, but I want you to know that everything I’ve written above is a lie.

The truth is…

I have failed all my exams, but I wanted you to understand this in perspective.

Love from your son.  

 

Understanding our lives in perspective, is key to living in the fullness of life that Jesus promises us.

We need to understand the perspective of who God is and who we are.

 

We need to take a moment and remember that God is above all things and wants us to have ‘life in all it’s fullness’.

That doesn’t mean life is automatically easy, but it requires us to depend on and trust in him.

 

When we are clueless – God is a God of infinite wisdom.

When we are lacking – God has all that we need

When we are hopeless – God offers a greater hope and purpose

When we are down – God offers a deeper joy

When we are broken – God restores us in the very places that fractures have occurred

Remember who God is. Get your perspective right.

 

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33

 

Mick Uffindell hosted my show at Boscombe Baptist Church and is now a supporter of my work, standing with me in prayer and provision.

Watch him share about the event and why he now supports this work. Continue reading…

 

Watch my Facebook Live video discussing the question above & the launch of my charity, the Affirming Life Trust

Continue reading…