Why ‘Evangelical’?

Firstly, because we believe the Christian gospel or ‘good news’. We acknowledge that we are sinners and recognise that our sin grieves and angers God, deserves his punishment and causes problems with our fellow human beings.

Yet we have learned that God loves us and sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to die for sinners and be punished in their place. Through the death of Jesus, those who believe in him are forgiven their sins and come to know God for themselves. This new relationship with God is something that lasts for ever and so we have a sure and certain hope of eternal life with God after death.

Secondly, because we believe the Bible. We do not derive our beliefs, nor decide how to live, from ‘tradition’ or from the ever-changing opinions of men and women. We recognise the Bible as God’s Word, his message to man. We learn from it about God, man and sin and the great salvation Jesus Christ has gained for those who trust him. We find there how to please God and how we can serve him in our everyday life.

For more details on our beliefs please see ‘What we believe’.

Our purpose

The church exists to worship God, to proclaim the good news that the Lord Jesus provides eternal salvation for all who repent of their sins and trust in him alone as Saviour, and to provide teaching and fellowship which help believers to live in a way pleasing to God.

Local involvement

  • Evangelism in the village and surrounding area
  • Work with young people – Boys Club for young lads, Brownies for girls, Rendezvous for teenagers
  • Bible classes (or Sunday School)
  • Holiday Bible Club every Easter, well known in the village since the 1970s
  • Club for those with learning disabilities led by a trained leader
  • Active presence at the Welwyn Street Market during Welwyn Festival Week
  • Regular services at Welwyn’s QVM hospital where our pastor is a Volunteer Minister (or ‘chaplain’), Heath Lodge Care Home on Danesbury Park Road in Welwyn and Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage.
  • Support for a Food Bank in Welwyn Garden City

Outreach

As well as sharing the good news of Christ locally we support others who seek to bring the Word of God to people further afield. We support evangelism in other parts of this country and Christian workers in Spain, Italy and Sri Lanka as well as having close links with churches in many other countries.

Watch a short video about the church and its history.