Whilst many churches are seeing declining numbers and reducing the services they hold, Woodgreen Evangelical Church on Hastings Drive, in Warndon Villages, Worcester, has just launched a second Sunday morning service to cope with the influx of local people who are taking an interest in the church. Assistant Pastor Andy Rees, who moved from a busy central London church to Worcester a year and a half ago, says, “We get more than 300 people turn out on a Sunday morning, and at least 80 of those are children and young people.”
“We have people join us who are sceptics, some who want to find out more or others who have been Christians for years, but all are welcome.” “It is very encouraging to see more and more people coming back each week,” he said. “It’s also great to see the different people who join us – as well as many people who have lived in Worcester all their lives, we have a group from the Philippines, one person from Poland, and another from Ghana.
It’s a lovely atmosphere – people find our services vibrant, but not wacky, and our welcome genuine, but not claustrophobic. We also host various activities throughout the year such as a lunch club, which is always well-attended.” Pastor Rees said that the church discusses some big questions, such as what happens after death and how can we know there is a God?
Source: Worcester News
BIBLE STUDY: Romans 15:8-13
PRAISE: God that churches are bucking the trend.
PRAY that Christ may be proclaimed and hearts opened to Him throughout Great Britain.