Growing Together Thinking about ourselves as a church and our mission


Leading Forward from the Pandemic

At Countess Free Church we are not talking about ‘going back to church’. The simplest reason for this is that our church never shut, and has been active all through the past troubled months. Another reason is that we sense God has been leading us through right from the beginning, and now wants to lead us forward further still – so for us it is not a case of looking back …

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Discipleship, Shared Life, and Mission

The early church folk were not limited by the need or mindset of buildings. They simply met as smaller groups in people’s houses! These small (perhaps tiny) gatherings were the ignition points of ministry and mission in the areas around them.

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Family Discipleship Together

Each of us can learn from each other – a thought shared, a different perspective, or another way of ‘saying it’ can all be beneficial. This is just as true within a family as it is in a wider setting. At Countess Free Church we have been helping our families grow in their walk with Jesus by encouraging and providing resources for them to learn from each other.

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We Love …

Valentines Day this year is of course quite different. Among the difference is a shift in emphasis from the ‘romantic’ aspects of love to the other aspects of loving those who help us and look after us. The love for the NHS is a wonderful example right now, as well as a general encouragement for us all to simply ‘love our neighbour’.

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Young People Wrestling with Scripture

At Countess Free Church we don’t believe in simply ‘passing on’ our faith to our young people. No – we would rather they come to faith in Jesus for themselves, discovering they can know and follow Jesus directly!

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We Cry …

We cry with the NHS doctors, nurses and all frontline staff. We cry with those suffering pain and loss. We cry with the nation as it goes through this hard winter of difficulty.

We cry out to God – bringing our pain to Him.

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We Have Hope – A Light in the Darkness

We live in uncertain times. The pandemic has struck us all hard. We are left wondering what kind of Christmas we can celebrate, and the New Year for many just adds more uncertainty to the stack. Yet in this uncertain times we – the people who are Countess Free Church – have hope!

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