Love God, Love people, and be followers of Jesus
We are a community church, part of the bustle of Southend-on-Sea and particularly of Prittlewell. Our passion and focus is to play a significant and increasing role within the community.
Our aim is to glorify God, not only through who we are as the worshipping fellowship of our church, but also within the local community and wider world that surrounds us. Consequently, we organise and run a wide range of activities and groups to cater for people of all ages and interests to help introduce others to God’s wonderful love, and for all of us to know him better.
We’re situated in an excellent location, easily accessible by public transport and major roads – there’s even a bus stop right outside!
Our aim is a clear – to seek God’s Kingdom first1.
The roots of God’s Kingdom are summarised in this passage from the Bible:
Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’” Matthew 22: 37-39
In these few verses we hear the voice of Jesus clearly. He commands us to love God and to love our neighbour. Our neighbour, as Jesus explains elsewhere2, is any person we meet who is in need and whom we can help. That is what it means to love people. And as this teaching is from Jesus, we hear the necessity to be followers of Jesus.
As such, we seek to:
- Look, listen, and respond to God’s active presence and voice in our community and the wider world3;
- Speak to, share with, and invite people to hear and respond to the Gospel;
- Help the whole church grow in their faith.
- Matthew 6: 28-34
- Luke 10: 25-37
- Proverbs 23: 12, Isaiah 30: 20-21, Revelation 2: 7; 2: 11; 2: 17; 2: 29; 3: 6; 3: 13; 3: 22