We are a passionate, vibrant and Spirit filled church, working out Kingdom values, and longing to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Whether you are wanting to find out more about joining and building with us, enquiring about how to really KNOW Jesus, or just need some help with 'life', hit the contact tab and drop us a line - we would love to speak with you.
We're not designed to live this life on our own, come and connect with us and find a brand new family!
Christian to the Core is one of the programmes we use for discipleship. It is a 12 session journey through the eight core values of the most effective Christians discovered through global research. You will be challenged as you grow deeper in your intimacy with God and discover his greater purposes for your life. Here are the 8 core values studied in depth over the 12 sessions:
1. Intimacy with God - including Spiritual disciplines
2. Passion for the Harvest
3. A Visionary Life - Vision & Overcoming Obstacles
4. Culturally Relevant Evangelism
5. Multiplication of Disciples - through Discipleship
6. Family Priority
7. Faithful Stewardship - including Spiritual Gifts
8. Integrity - including Finishing Well
Young Adults Ministry
The young adults ministry are for those who are in the midst of starting and establishing their careers. The group enables friendships with other young Christians in a similar life season.
The ministry looks at topics relevant to this age group and how spiritual formation helps shape all areas of a believers life.
The young adults ministry encourages group members to consider missional opportunities to enable personal growth. It has a social focus too, by enjoying activities together such as bbq's, bowling, weekend's away and eating at our favourite restaurants.
This group loves to welcome new members and if you are interested to join please contact us.
Schools Ministry in Mitcham
For over 20 years we have helped to develop a schools ministry that has reached primary schools across Merton, including Cricket Green school for children with diverse learning difficulties. Working with other schools workers in the area, we have been coordinating the Bible Explorer teaching Programme in Mitcham and Merton schools.
Kevin is a teacher and trainer for Walk through the Bible ministries and teaches the children's version Bible Explorer in local primary schools. This consists of five, one hour teaching sessions designed for school years 5 & 6 of both the Old and New Testaments.
Schools ministry is a significant part of our work. A key aspect of our vision is to oversee the teaching of the Bible to primary school children in Mitcham. We seek to do this through school assemblies and teaching Bible Explorer RE lessons, and whole school projects.
*Bible Explorer is now called OT and NT Mini
Christians from across different churches working together on the streets of Mitcham, Wimbledon and Morden, listening, caring and helping. Training begins in March and Sepember. To find out more visit the Merton Street Pastors website, or email the Merton coordinator.
Inspirational Breakfast - every Friday morning:
An Inspirational spiritual breakfast every Friday morning 8am - 9.30am at Pastor Kevin's home:
49 Oakwood Avenue, Mitcham CR4 3DQ
Anyone with a heart and passion for Mitcham is welcome to join us when you can!
Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre (CAP):
A ministry of the Jeremiah Project run at ARC. See separate page above.
Worship & Prayer
Worship is at the heart of our DNA as a church! We enjoy a freedom of expression in worship that allows each person to meet with the Lord in spirit and in truth.
We love to express our praise and worship and encourage everyone who joins us to develop this same passion and intimacy with God. We understand worship isn't just something we do on Sundays but actually something we are designed to live in each day!
We believe 'praise' must go first, so we always begin our times of gathering by focusing our minds and hearts on God. This encourages faith to rise up in us and faith always attracts the presence of God!
Regular times of prayer are part of our programme.
Members are encouraged to be part of a small group who connect regularly. These vary depending on the season the church is going through and may include:
Daytime praise/worship, Bible study and ministry time
Midweek evening fellowship gatherings
Small prayer support groups
Specific Prayer times
Believers Baptism Classes
Young Adults Connect
ARC Bible School Programmes
Children & Youth Ministries
God has clearly designed families to be the primary context where spiritual growth happens. Parents spend the most time with their children and are the most influential people in their children's lives.
1ST STEPS, is our Sunday ministry for children up to 5yrs.
TRAILBLAZERS, is our Sunday ministry for children aged 6yrs to 12yrs.
STORYTIME is a weekly video message for children (and adults!) going through the whole Bible.
YOUTH ministry is led by our Youth/Young Adults Pastor for children 12yrs to 16yrs.
FUSION is our ministry for College & University aged young people.
Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
Mandy regularly travels and teaches at YWAM bases around the world
International Leadership Institute (ILI)
Kevin serves as a Pastor, Mentor and Bible teacher for History Makers Europe
We are grateful to partner with our friends from K180 opening up many opportunities for overseas missions
Cross the Nations - CROSSWALKS
We support and partner with Stronghold Ministries and their evangelistic Cross Walks across Europe
Living Word Ministries Surrey
Sid & Maureen Anderson support an incredible work in India through their ministry that we also invest in
James Sesay serving his vision as a lawyer in Freetown, Sierra Leone