BUILD FOR THE FUTURE

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power which is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen”

Ephesians 3


TCC is buying and refurbishing a church building. Can you help?


The mission of TCC has always been to obey the “great commission” of our Lord Jesus Christ - to make disciples for Jesus Christ by proclaiming the gospel and building people up with the Bible to the glory of God.

 

TCC launched that mission in our town in 2011 with a small group of men, women, boys and girls. In God’s kindness we have seen steady growth to the 130 or so people we are now. 4 years ago we settled in a local primary school for our Sunday meetings. We also began using an assortment of hired venues around the town for youth & children’s work, for evangelism and for building up disciples. 


For some time now, the school we meet in has felt uncomfortable at times. We’ve hit the notorious 70% full “glass ceiling” that seems to cause churches to plateau in growth. We’ve also been struggling to find mid-week venues that can continue to meet our needs. 

 

By God’s grace, we want to continue to reach and grow more and more disciples for Jesus Christ. We want to strengthen our capacity to teach the Bible to growing numbers and for more people to experience the witness of the gospel community.  


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WESLEY HOUSE

Buildings can’t save or grow disciples for Jesus. Only God can do that through his gospel! But good buildings are a means of God’s grace in enabling gospel ministry. A good building can be magnetic in gathering people and can facilitate a wider range and higher quality of evangelism and edification.

 

TCC has recently had the opportunity to acquire Wesley House - a large former Methodist chapel with an extension in the centre of Hinckley. Have a look on Google Street View here. By God’s grace the building has been bought for us by generous gospel partners. On top of that our church family has given £40,000 so far towards the £100,000 we need to refurbish the building.

 

Might you be able to help us raise the rest? 

 

We want to be very careful not to become too distracted from gospel ministry, but Wesley House promises the following benefits:

 

The new building will help us reach the lost…

 

Having our own building in the centre of town shows that we are a permanent presence invested in the area. That builds trust in a way that meeting in a school hall can not. An attractive building would be also more inviting to local residents. It suggests a church ministry that is contemporary and comfortable (unlike the stereotypical image of a declining church). A larger gathering space will allow us to grow beyond the current capacity of the school hall we meet in.  It will also allow more space and time for gospel conversations before and after meetings and will encourage believers to bring friends with more confidence. For many, especially younger adults, a crowd attracts a crowd. A lobby and hospitality space with improved refreshments facilities will offer opportunity for relaxed socialising with unbelievers. We expect the significant refurbishment of the building will also create considerable local interest and probably boost attendance.

 

The new building will help us teach children and young people…

 

We want to invest in raising the next generation of disciples. We already have over 50 children and teenagers with us regularly. We want to reach many more from the growing numbers of young families in our town. This age group are obviously the future of Christianity! Our current facilities are far from ideal for children’s ministry and far from attractive for teenagers.  The new building will provide much better facilities especially for a crèche and a youth hub. The opportunities to reach larger numbers of young people with the gospel as well as providing for our own youngsters tempted to drift away, are good reasons to invest in better facilities. 

 

The new building will help us serve our church and community...

 

We need more appropriate meeting spaces not only for Sundays, but also to grow the mid-week ministries we currently run and to start the new ideas we have. Our town is very low on suitable facilities and this building will mean we have exactly what we need for evangelism and edification.

 

The new building will help us establish the gospel in the town for generations to come…

 

The Bible urges us to build the work of the gospel on the foundations of the gospel. A good building is one way of establishing our gospel work more permanently in Hinckley and the surrounding area. We want to plant a church that lasts way beyond the current leadership and congregation. We want to be good stewards of this opportunity and of the financial resources entrusted to us. A building will not do gospel ministry for us. But it can enable and establish gospel ministry now and for the future.   

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Have you already committed to give? Or are you willing to give to this work now?

 

Many people have already committed to contribute to the development of the building and have made financial pledges. Thank you. Others may not have been in a position to make a pledge or might have only just heard about this project.

 

If you have made a financial commitment with a pledge, please do transfer the amount committed to the first phase. Details are below.

 

If you have already pledged but after prayerful consideration you would like to contribute more to the building project, please do let our treasure know. Again, details are below.

 

If you were not able to make a pledge before, or have only now heard about this project and would like to be involved, please do prayerfully consider how you can contribute. Each of us faces different circumstances with different challenges and opportunities, so we should ask God for help as we make these decisions.

 

The motivation for this kind of sacrificial generosity will always be the gospel: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich”

(2 Corinthians 8:9)

 

Cheques can be made payable to Trinity Ministries Hinckley and passed or posted to our treasurer, Helen Pibworth.

 

For bank transfers, the details are

 

Account name: Trinity Ministries Hicnkley

Sort code: 20-49-08

Account number: 13980561

 

If you would like to give via PayPal click here:

Whether you are giving a gift already pledged or making a new donation, please let Helen know at helen@tcchinckley.org.

 

If you have not previously filled in a Gift Aid form for gifts to TCC, please ask Helen for a form.

 

If you have any questions about the Wesley House project please feel free to contact us at admin@tcchinckley.org.

 

With thanks to God for your partnership in the gospel.


  • WESLEY HOUSE

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  • BUILT in 1782

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  • Named after its famous preacher

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  • The church stopped meeting here around 1900

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