St Nicholas Church

Present & Future

Church Hill, Laindon, Essex. SS15 5RX
He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.”
Luke 9:37-38
Present

In 2017 St Nicholas Church have revisited and revised its core values, its vision and purpose. We have recognized that what defines us as a Church is much bigger than our local culture, history and personal preferences. First and foremost, we are the children of the Heavenly Father, called by Christ to live in the power of the Holy Spirit according to the plans of God. We are Christians and therefore we are the followers of Christ - His disciples. In the core of our ministry is the desire to know the will of God for ourselves, to follow Him and to share the love of Christ with others. What makes us spiritually alive and excited is prayer, Bible study and serving others.

Our Mission Statement is a threefold:
Welcome - through Jesus
Healing - by the power of the Spirit
Purpose - to the glory of God the Father

Welcome - so many people need love, support, comfort and faith. We believe God calls us to minister to people through prayer and practical help.

Healing - we recognize that in the world where so many are wounded, broken and hurt, a Christian community is responsible to offer the message of healing and reconciliation. According to the Bible we are His Body, His hands and His feet. Jesus is still the same, yesterday, today and forever. He is present among us and continues to offer His healing touch to those who recognize their brokenness and need in the gospel. We are sent into the world to love the Lord and our neighbor.

Purpose - Jesus accepts us as we are, but the true encounter with Him is always transformative. We are never the same after meeting with the Living God. As a Church we encourage people to follow Jesus, to discern their vocation and to nurture their gifts in ministry. Christ, we said: “I came to give life— life that is full and good”, offers purpose and excitement in life.

So join us in our journey of Faith, full of meaning, joy and discover the uniqueness of our Triune God.

Alongside of our Sunday Worship we regularly meet for our Bible Studies during the week, where we immerse ourselves into both spiritual and practical aspects of our ministry in this area. We also provide a small Toddler’s group and have a Gardening Club. Please speak to our priest regarding those meetings.
Future

Our vision is to see this Church growing both spiritually and numerically, people healed and equipped to serve God and their neighbor and the whole area of Laindon and beyond transformed by the power of the Gospel.

How do we do that? We are concentrating on those areas: 
S .......... Seeker-Sensitive services
T ......... Transformative approach
N ........... Nonconformist = unique
I ..................................... Inspirational
C ................. Central to the Gospel
H ....................................... Holy living
O ............................................ Oneness
L ................................... Love growing
A ................................ Affinity groups
S .. Simple and focused Structure

We are seeking to build a dynamic musical ministry that is open to changes, flexible and fervent in faith and prayer.
We wish to provide counselling and bereavement services.
Offer a haven to the lonely.
Provide support to young families
And teach the faith to the unchurched people.

For all this we need people’s help and support.
Come and join us.