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Community Church

Great Ashby is a new estate and Great Ashby Community Church is a newish Church. So, we are still learning what it means to be part of a community that is just starting up.

Community Present

We get involved in the community centre, the school and local community groups because we believe it's our responsibility to be part of making living in Great Ashby a life affirming experience.

Community Minded

We have decided not to have a building of our own but to use our homes and local facilities like the community centre and school.

Who we are

Great Ashby Community Church was set up in October 2006. We are a group of local Christians (mostly Baptists and Anglicans) committed to friendship, worship, discipleship and mission.

Welcome

Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds. Whether you are new to Great Ashby or a long term resident, have no church background or you used to be an archbishop - we just don't mind!

Difference

We consider ourselves to be on a journey of faith. Even though we come from different backgrounds with different life experiences, we have one thing in common: a personal encounter with the God of grace and love.

Not Rules

We have discovered that Christianity is not about rules and regulations.

Relationship

. . . but it is about a dynamic relationship with the living God.

On the Vine

10th January 2015

Dear friends,

May I, first of all wish you all a very Happy New Year for 2015!
Once again it is the time for making a fresh start. I wonder what New Year's resolutions you have made. Mine have been ones about diet...as usual. I really hope I can stick to them this year!

Here in Great Ashby Community Church we are beginning a new sermon series based on the book of Acts. We will be using, as a help in this, a new publication by Whitney T Kuniholm called "The Essential Question". Throughout the series we will be invited to ask God what it is that he would like us to be and to do. I hope that you will take this seriously. This world so badly needs Christian people who are committed to listening and to obeying God's call. As God's church we should be asking things like:

"How can I / we make a difference?"
"Where is God leading me/ us?"
"What is he trying to say to me /us?"
"Will I / we take his call seriously?"

I think this is a really important thing for all of us to do as we enter another new year. Even if we think we know the answers to these questions, God may want to say new things to us. He may want to be calling us in different directions. We will not know unless we spend time with him, listening to him.

May God bless you all deeply and richly during this coming year. May he guide you, call you and may you know his love and presence throughout the year, whatever life may bring you. May he bless you in the joyful times and in the times which are more difficult and challenging. May he give you the courage to answer his call.

Let us all:

"Be Joyful in hope, patient in difficulty and faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:12)

Yours in Christian friendship,

Sue

Are you a wierd sect?

Given that any church can look a bit strange to people who aren't used to it - NO we're not. The two local churches which went with the original idea are both from mainstream church setups in the UK. The major partner, Bunyan Baptist Church has been established in Stevenage since 1897. It is part of both the Central Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain. St Nicholas is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church. All three churches are members of Churches Together in Stevenage. So, if you have any concerns about this - check out these links

Bunyan Baptist Church

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Bunyan Baptist
Churches Together in Stevenage

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Churches Together