Wesley House

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

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AN EXCITING RE-BUILDING!

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 120 or so people we are now. 5 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. 


After some growth the school felt uncomfortable at times. We hit the notorious 70% full “glass ceiling” that seems to cause churches to plateau in growth. We were also struggling to find mid-week venues that could meet our needs. 

 

Of course, 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 Christian encouragement. 


TCC has recently had the opportunity to move in to Wesley House - an 18th century former chapel with a modern extension in the centre of Hinckley. It's an ideal tool for our mission. We are now in the middle of a big rebuilding project!  


PHASE 1


So far we've raised £150,000 and replaced the roof and refurbished the ground floor.


PHASE 2


We're now aiming to raise a further £50,000 to rebuild the main meeting space upstairs. Meeting downstairs is cramped and is restricting growth. Completing the first floor will provide the extra space we need to grow. It will also mean the ground floor can be used for youth and children's work and for a welcome area suitable for the unchurched people we aim to reach. 


PHASE 3


For the final stage we'll be seeking a further £50,000 to complete the rebuild with replacement windows, a new entrance, external modifications and an accessible lift.


Could you partner with us in phase 2, or even phase 3?


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THE NEW BUILDING WILL HELP US...

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 around 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 to give

The motivation for 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)


For bank transfers, the details are 

 

Account name: Trinity Ministries Hinckley

Sort code: 20-49-08

Account number: 13980561


We have a give.net page at www.give.net/tcchinckley.


Cheques can be made payable to Trinity Ministries Hinckley and passed or posted to our treasurer, Helen Pibworth, Wesley House, 61 Stockwell Head, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 1RD.


However you give, please let our treasurer know at helen@tcchinckley.org.

 

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

 

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

 

With thanks to God for your partnership in the gospel!



  • BUILT IN 1782

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  • the church stopped meeting here around 1900

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  • Named after its famous preacher

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  • Wesley House now

    (in need of A paint!)

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