Three Counties Church
Background to 3 Counties Church
Founded in 1966, whilst locations and styles of worship have changed over the years, the passion and heart of the church remain the same. We want the culture at 3 Counties Church (3CC) to be missional, supernatural, sacrificial and one of friendship and fun. Our vision is to love God, develop authentic relationships with one another and impact our communities with God's love and power. We seek to do this with our core values of grace and love, servanthood, integrity, humility, reliance on God, intimacy with God and obedience to God.
We are currently led by a leadership team (see http://www.3countieschurch.org/about-us/meet-the-team/), with David Wright as our overall team leader. Although we have never joined a particular denomination, we have always sought out and been blessed by Godly external input. Our present leadership team have been influenced by the Vineyard and the Anglican Church (HTB). We are mentored by Pete Gilbert, an evangelist and church planter who also runs a discipleship course called DNA. We are a member of the Evangelical Alliance. Whilst we are an 'independent' church, we very much see ourselves as a part of the wider Church of Jesus and over the years we have played a major role in drawing together other churches in the town. We continue to meet regularly with other local church leaders and to work together with other local churches in our youth work, Healing on the Streets and schools outreaches. Our gathered services currently include a weekly 10.15am Sunday morning service, a twice monthly Tuesday morning café style service and a monthly Sunday evening café style service. We have termly small groups that are varied in nature and include discipleship and relationship building within and beyond the church family.