Posts Tagged ‘community’

Christians Against Poverty

April 17th, 2013


Even the most cursory review of scripture reveals God’s immense care for the poor; His desire to see the needs of the oppressed, hungry, naked and destitute met and their cause upheld. This concern was lived out through Jesus’ ministry and is also therefore central in the activities of His church.

One of the ways we are seeking to live this out as a church is by partnering with Christians Against Poverty and Grace Church in Stirchley/Cotteridge to run a debt counselling centre here in Birmingham.

The centre has been running for 6 months and we are now working with a number of clients across the city.

As part of Churchcentral’s week of prayer this week, let’s be praying for the CAP Centre. Although there are many specific areas and situations which need God’s intervention, there are basically three things which if our clients receive, their lives will be utterly transformed:

1.      For our clients to find hope, forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ

2.      For our clients to break out of unmanageable debt

3.      For our clients to find community in the church

It’s wonderful that our God is committed to those in severe need, as well as willing and able to answer our prayers! It’s also great that CAP and the local church are able to offer these things to people in great need here in Birmingham.

If you would like more information or to receive our CAP prayer newsletter please email

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Life Groups

September 6th, 2011

At Churchcentral we believe that God has saved us into a wonderful family, his people, his church. We are part of a community of believers with Jesus at the centre. We value relationships with each other – relationships that celebrate, encourage, support and provoke one another to live life the way God intended. We also live in a magnificent city and are all part of local neighbourhood communities. In addition to gathering together on Sundays, we recognise how important it is to our lives, to the lives of those around us, and to the life of the church, to meet in smaller groups throughout the week.

We call these gatherings Life Groups. They are all about being community together to serve and reach the communities in which we live. We launch our all-new Life Groups this term with 14 new Encounter, Equipping and Interest groups starting from 27th September. Each day through this week in the blog we’ll focus on one of these different types of groups, exploring what the purpose is and how you can get involved. Sign up starts next weekend.

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Spur One Another On…

January 21st, 2011

Hebrews 10 throws out clear challenge: “…and let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…”. This comes after the writer reminds the Hebrews of a God who promised and is faithful!

Following Jesus is not a solo project! We are supposed to do it in community, with others around us, encouraging, helping, spurring us on!

If you are a student at Churchcentral the student weekend away is an excellent opportunity for all of this. From the 18th - 20th of February it is a chance to get away, have a brilliant time developing and deepening relationships with each other while totally focussed on our God who is faithful in every way. Year after year students return having made great friends and having heard clearly from God. Many last year described it as a “must”. It is a weekend jam packed with fun, food and good company. It has been an amazing success in the past and this year is going to be no exception.

Book in this Sunday with a £10 deposit and get the whole weekend for the bargain price of £49! It’s your last chance before the price rise. For more details talk to Steve and Danielle Wheeler.

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