We are an active, growing, welcoming, multi-generational church of about 200 members. We are becoming more culturally diverse. Around 300 regularly attend worship on a Sunday morning and over 1000 individuals come to the church during the week with many attending church-led activities. Our vision is for each person we are in contact with to grow in their discipleship journey from welcome, to faith, to discipling of others. We understand that a discipleship journey starts with the first welcome and can be long through many varied but simple steps to faith, behavioural change and witness as we come to know more about God and become more like Jesus. In the next decade we desire to be more of a multigenerational church with hundreds of passionate Jesus followers living life to the full. We desire to be a community where all are welcomed and accepted, a community where each person of whatever age, life stage or depth of faith is on a journey to life in all its fullness. We desire to be a community which inspires and enables people, where gifts are valued, supported and released to the wider church. We want to be a community that is faithful in witness to Jesus in action and word, wherever it is each day – each person shining brightly and lovingly for Jesus.
Our LIFE Values
All we seek to do will be >> God-honouring - which means that everything we say and do is for God’s glory and pleasure; >> Christ-like - which means living lives of love, grace and generosity; >> Spirit-led - which means that God is in charge!
Our LIFE Strategy
>> Loving hospitality - we believe life is renewed when hope goes the extra mile >> Inviting relationships - we believe life grows within authentic friendships >> Full of grace - we believe life is changed by grace >> Every-generation community - we believe life improves when all ages are in relationship.
The Leadership Team
Rev Wayne Dulson
Rev Simon Ford
Teliu Baptist Church, Romania
We have been to Teliu on four occasions and have now further developed our partnership with a formal partnership agreement – signed – 5 Feb 2017
This partnership exists to recognise the special link between the two churches as they seek to honour God, grow in Christ’s likeness and be led by the Spirit.
Its purpose is to enrich each church and also to help each church fulfil God’s mission within its own culture.
To accomplish this purpose and to grow in our friendship and relationship we have agreed to the following areas of partnership:
To regularly pray for one another
- Praying for spiritual growth
- Praying for people going through difficult times
- Praying for strength to stand for Christ against pressures from the world, the flesh and the devil
to help one another to reach the unsaved
- Providing food parcels for poor
- Funding for camps for kids and teenagers that are not reached
- Outreach to Romanians in UK
- Common mission elsewhere in the world
to help build the link between the two churches
- Occasional sermons based on same Bible text
- Evangelism – Alpha course
- Special services e.g. thanksgiving, invitation services
to ensure the details of the visit/mission are prepared, for it to be most effective
- Agreeing the specific work to be done
- Agreeing the best time to arrive and length of stay
- Agreeing the details of food, accommodation, travel etc.
This year we are planning a joint mission with our friends from Teliu to Ukraine.
The view from the summer-house used by the orphans at Tohana Nou