WHERE, WHEN AND WHAT
We meet every Sunday at 11 am at William Austin Infant School, Culverhouse Road, Luton LU3 1PZ. (Map here
Apart from the main service, there are other ministries:
is an energetic children's club that meets at the school on Friday nights from 7.30 to 8.45 pm. The age range is that of years 1-6 in primary schools. The activities include group songs, a Bible story, a craft, and very lively games! For more information, ring or email for more information. All of our leaders are DBS checked and we take child safety very seriously.
YCG also meets on a Friday night at the same time as the Explorers group. This is for young people in high school and up. YCG stands for Youth Club of God - it was their idea. Much like the Explorers, we try to make the scriptures relevant and enjoy our time. The YCG are a crazy bunch and loads of fun! And of course, there are always snacks to go with.
Once a month, with a few exceptions, we meet for prayer. Actually, that happens at the end of almost every Sunday morning service but on a Sunday evening, usually on the first of the month, some of us meet for a group prayer time. In 2019, our sole focus was prayer and we saw many benefits including answers to prayer AND changes in those that were praying. Even if you can't make it for a morning service, or you don't attend regularly, or you're a first time inquirer, you'd be welcome to join us. We are informal and respectful; we don't dance around or shout our prayers to the ceiling! Ring or email to find out when we next meet, you might just enjoy yourself.
Finally, there's Servants' Hearts. This is a women's meeting that happens on a Sunday afternoon following the morning service. This meeting isn't monthly but it is regular. The next one is probably in the spring. There is food shared, chat and a theme to talk about, and always a time of prayer. Even if you can't make it to the Sunday morning service, you would be welcome. The dates can vary so you'd best ring for details or look at our upcoming events.
Other activities include some open air ministry, seasonal events, the occasional film night. You never know what we will be doing next!
Our meetings are focused on teaching the Bible because we believe life is meaningless without the insight and the information contained in the Christian scriptures. What's more, we do our best to make the Bible accessible. Why study something that is irrelevant or beyond all understanding?
Apart from teaching, we seek to offer worship that is meaningful and encouraging. Because we are a small fellowship, we don't have a band or a praise group but we do like to sing and enjoy having people share in the ministry of worship. This might include young people reading scripture, someone offering a poem, or a reading, or others sharing some thoughts. All in all, we want worship to be uplifting and informative.
Dress standard? There isn't one, really. Most of our folks come smartly dressed and our pastor almost always wears a tie (that's just him!). Really, just come as you are and you will fit in.
Finally, we try to make room to enjoy each other's company. Churches ought to be extended families and we do our best to get to know people or share in their lives. That's not to say we will swamp you on your first visit. We're not going to hit you up for money or make you join the first day you turn up. We will just do our best to offer a warm welcome, a friendly atmosphere, and helpful worship experience.