- A few years ago now Sarah Ford and Bart Woodhouse lunched the first Encounter evening at the Bridge Community Room in north Dartford. After a [...]
- On April 6th this year Ebbsfleet Community Church, together with several supporting Dartford Churches, launched Healing on the Streets (HOTS) outside Spital Street Methodist Church. [...]
- The Methodist Church in Sittingbourne is running two Encounter evenings over the coming months. At Encounter there will be an extended time of worship and [...]
- The theme for the next few weeks that Simon will lead is going to be the Story of Salvation described In Ephesians. The story is [...]
Reflecting our Methodist roots and our friendship with Pioneer
RELATIONALGod is community and, we believe, it is only in community that we can accurately reflect Him and see real and lasting fruit. We honour and celebrate diversity within the context of our relationships. We recognise that anointed leadership is a grace gift given to serve, with humility, in the context of community. We value the contribution of both women and men at every level of leadership.
MISSIONALWe see ourselves as co-workers with God in His mission – the reconciliation of all things under heaven and earth under Christ. The Good News about Jesus needs to be presented in a way that is relevant to our context through our words, actions and with a demonstration of God’s miraculous power. We believe that justice and social action are central to the message of Jesus.
CHARISMATICOur life and faith is energised and informed by a living experience of the Holy Spirit, both individually and corporately. We believe in a God who breaks into time and space by His Holy Spirit, bringing revelation, healing bodies, sharing spiritual gifts and performing miraculous signs. Our spiritual life is rooted in the Scriptures and informed by our church history as "revivalist Methodists".
KINGDOM ORIENTEDBecause ‘the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it’, we believe that the whole of life and creation is sacred. We, therefore, look to express a culture and lifestyle of worship that has no sacred-secular divide as we celebrate all of life. We desire and pray that we will burn with the fire of the Holy Spirit so wherever we are we will reveal the love and action of God's Kingdom.
We are committed to the unity of the Body of Christ and will seek to support and encourage God's people wherever we find them.
PLANTING A CHURCH
JOIN THE AVENTURE
Ebbsfleet Community Church is a new congregation based at the new Ebbsfleet Garden City. We are planting a church, and watching to see what the Lord grows. This is a wonderful adventure, not without its challenges, but full of potential to see the Kingdom of God made know to communities both new and old. As we plant the church we will be funded and supported by the Methodist Church, together with our friends at the Pioneer Network of Churches. We are excited and expectant to see what the Lord will do and would like to invite those who are moving into the area to prayerfully consider join us on this adventure! If you would like to talk with someone about joining or supporting the new church please contact us and start the conversation.
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