Evangel Church has a vision to become a Christ centred hub for the local community. We see a church which functions seven days a week. Already we have created an upstairs space behind the sanctuary which in time will be the heart of the building from which various teams will function, it will be a gathering place for prayer, and team administration. It will be used by Evangelism, visitation, youth work, children’s work, trainers, hospitality teams, mother and baby workers, missions, community care, prison visitation, greeters, counsellors, prayer coordinators, prayer team, deacons, outreach team (different to evangelism) church planters and worship leaders.
The teams themselves will meet in spaces created downstairs in the reconfigured church hall and in the sanctuary.
A new Kitchen and seating area will be developed along with modern toilet facilities. Hot
drinks, light snacks and a chat will be available throughout the day.
The sanctuary has been remodelled. New flooring, seating, a new baptistry, reconstructed
platform and redecoration have greatly enhanced our worship space as has the beautiful
stained-glass partition which separates the sanctuary from the newly created upstairs space.
For some years we have been working through our architects and already our small
congregation have contributed over £150k to improvements however it is an ongoing
programme and there is still much to do.
Another contribution to our overall vision has been our provision of space for the Durham
Christian Partnership to provide food bank, financial advice, and support to less fortunate members of society. Some of this is currently in a state of development and change but
beginning this year will focus on really improving opportunities for many sections and age
groups within our community.
Our focus will always be to bring men and women to the worship and discipleship of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please pray for us, we value your prayers!