Worksop Christian Centre
Worksop is a former mining town in North Nottinghamshire, with a population of around 45,000 people. The collapse of the mining industry in the 1990’s left many people unemployed. It still has its social problems but in recent years it has been re-emerging as a commuter town for places like Sheffield and Nottingham.
Worksop Christian Centre was born as a vision in the heart of our founding pastor, whose calling as an evangelical church planter led him to Worksop. Having already established two churches elsewhere, he arduously renovated an old boys school in the heart of the town. The church officially opened in October 2003.
We are an independent evangelical church and members of the Evangelical Alliance. Our congregation, upward of 100 people, come from a variety of denominations, as well as being diverse in social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. More than half of the adults in our church body are involved in ministry of some kind. We have established ministries catering for all ages. However, we struggle to engage with the 18 to 30 age group. There are many young adults in close proximity to the church, and it is our heart’s desire to reach out to these people with the gospel.
Our founding pastor did much work to establish the church's biblical statutes, as well as forming a close-knit community of believers who are willing to give generously of their time, energy, and financial resources. In 2008, he was called to aid a struggling church in another town.
God then brought us a pastor who has worked hard to encourage spiritual growth, intimacy, and fellowship through team ministry participation and the introduction and development of Small Groups. Together with the elders, he has encouraged the church to focus on the Great Commission "of making disciples who make disciples". God is now calling him to further the gospel through his work in another Christian ministry.
Therefore, as a church we are praying that God will increase His blessing by sending a new pastor to shepherd us, who will equip and mobilise our church family to reach out into the community. With Christ at the Centre, we seek to extend God's kingdom one life at a time, by making disciples who make disciples.