I’ve been meaning to write a blog for ages but I’ve been crazy busy building a new website for the church plant we’re involved in, starting in autumn this year. The church is going to be called Christ Church Derby and it’s going to be located (God willing) in the Friar Gate area of Derby. The website is available here. I’d love to know what you think of it. Any constructive criticism? Anything that should be on there that we’ve not put on? We even have a logo too, although we may fine tune it over the next few months. In the logo we’re trying to convey the message that we want to see a traditional church started in the city that’s very contextually minded. That is we want to make sure that we don’t compromise the truth, but at the same time, we want to make sure we understand the culture and explain the truth of God’s Word in a way that people will understand.
To help get our vision across about what Christ Church Derby is seeking to be, we also made a short video.
We’re hoping that the website will evolve as the church goes from being an idea to a fully functioning church in October 2010. At the moment it’s aimed at getting people to pray and hopefully come, but when the church starts we’ll be adding more church stuff, like a diary and a podcasts section. I have some exciting plans for the podcasts actually. More on that to come. At the moment, we’re trying to attract three types of people through the site:
- People who can pray. We realise that without God this will be nothing more than just a Bible based social club. We realise that God gives good gifts to his children and asking for a new church is a good thing. So please pray with us as we plan and pray for Christ Church.
- People who can come. We’re not trying to poach people from other churches but if anyone is at a natural cross roads in their Christian service, in Derby or elsewhere we’d love to hear from you. Starting new churches always costs existing churches good people and that is a massive sacrifice for churches to make. But we believe that it’s a worthy sacrifice for churches to make to see the kingdom of God advance.
- People who know people who might want to come. Do you know anyone coming to Derby to study? Do you know anyone coming to Derby to work who would benefit from being involved in Christ Church? Do you know someone in Derby not going to a church at the moment who might want to come? We’d love to hear from you.
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