Our vision is to build a thriving community that reaches Nottingham with the gospel and replicates this across the UK.
Church is much more than just a group of individuals, going it alone. It's a loving community where everyone is welcomed and looked after. The word 'thrive' means to prosper and flourish and that's exactly what we want for our church and for everyone in it. We want God's best for everyone and we long to see our church grow and truly become a thriving community.
The word 'gospel' means 'good news', and we believe that the good news of Jesus offers life in its fullness. That's why we want to share this gospel with our city, so that everyone can hear about everything this full life offers. We also want to bring all the benefits of the gospel wherever we go too: like helping those in need, serving our communities, neighbourhoods and every corner of the city. That's what it means for us to reach Nottingham with the gospel.
Replicating across the UK
As well as reaching our wonderful city, we believe God has called us to go beyond Nottingham and reach other cities. We have already started new churches in Birmingham and Manchester, with another in Newcastle coming Autumn 2020. This wider family of churches is called Grace Connection. To find out more about our vision to plant churches, click here.
We believe this is what God has called us to. We're not there yet, but we're dreaming big for our future. If you’d like to hear a fuller explanation of our vision, listen to our latest vision talk below from our senior pastor, Ben Topliss.