Grace Church Beckenham is a new church forming in Beckenham (south-east London) in partnership with Christ Church Bromley, Co-Mission and the FIEC. It’s launched ‘digitally’ to reach out to the area during the coronavirus lockdown.
Here's Matt Dew-Jones with 60 seconds on Grace Church Beckenham...
We are thankful to God that he’s forming a great launch team, gifting our small team not only with people – sometimes almost ‘out of thin air’ – but also with exactly the talents we need. We would appreciate prayers that God would give us all we need for when it is possible to launch our church physically.
In the meantime, in order to reach non-believers around us, we are releasing apologetics videos (see an example here) and hosting ‘Covid conversations’ evenings. Please pray that through these Jesus would save many of the 60,000 people in Beckenham.
Our first ‘Covid conversation’ included Matt Lloyd’s testimony on ‘How do we cope when everything changes?’ (Matt is known to many in Co-Mission from his days at Christ Church Mayfair before suffering a spinal injury.) Praise God that alongside hundreds of Christians viewing this, stories are emerging of unbelievers in Beckenham engaging with the gospel as a result.