Earls Hall Baptist Church is in Westcliff, part of Southend-On-Sea. According to a recent traffic survey conducted by Southend Council, between 8,000 and 10,000 people pass the church building each day. The challenge the fellowship face is to find ways to connect those people to Jesus and support their local community.
Although the pandemic has meant that the building has not been used as it normally would, Earls Hall have increased their social media footprint, and have used the side of our building to share different messages of hope to the community. Over the Easter period, “Jesus, is the way, truth and life” was displayed in the windows and lit up every evening.
For those members who have not been able to access social media, the fellowship has sought to maintain contact with them. Like many, they are looking forward to being able to meet face-to-face again.
The fellowship is praying with an awareness of the timeline to the easing of lockdown restrictions. As a fellowship, they want to not only hear God’s voice, but are asking for a willingness to move their feet. There is a real sense that God is ready to pour his Holy Spirit upon them, as they lead people to a whole life lived for Jesus. They recognize that it may mean some changes to what is deemed normal.
In 2019 – 2020 Earls Hall Baptist Church were an EBA Project of the Year. The pandemic has meant that fundraising plans had to be placed on hold. However, they have not given up! The fellowship is still seeking to step out in faith.
Recently, they have become a partner church with Kintsugi Hope. Kintsugi Hope help churches to engage with mental health and wellbeing. The courses will not only bless the church, but the wider community too.
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