© Excel Church 2019. Charity Number 1172868
WEEKEND SERVICE TIMES
One simple word: Extension.
We simply have a vision to “branch out” and “extend” our reach to as many people as possible. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to get out into new areas of our community and draw people into a relationship with Jesus.
Isaiah 54v2 is a key verse for us: “Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big!” (The Message)
Our Mission will always remain the same.
Connecting with God, connecting with each other, connecting with our world.
We exist to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ by…….
Connecting with God through prayer, worship and bible teaching
Connecting with each other through relationship
Connecting with our world through evangelism and service
We have now completed a large £600,000 building project which has enabled us to extend our facilities. We have doubled the capacity of our main auditorium by extending and reconfiguring the room. We have also extended our foyer and crèche and modernised the building throughout including a complete refit of the toilets.
In addition to this we have built a community centre on the back, designed to be a resource for both the church and the local community. We have called it Bilston People’s Centre. This is enabling us to increase our activities for the local community. It is also available for hire for either one off events or regular groups.
Bilston People’s Centre comprises of a large hall (seats about 80 theatre style) and a small hall upstairs (seats about 40). There are also new offices, a kitchen and toilet facilities. You can find out more about the people’s centre on the dedicated web site.
This project was a huge step of faith, but God has proven himself faithful. Whilst we still have a lot of money to raise to pay the mortgage off, we have been amazed by the generosity of God’s people and the many ways that money has come into the project through grants etc. We never thought we would complete the whole project in just over 1 year, but this is a real testimony to the goodness of God. This new facility is now going to enable us to fulfil our vision of extension and we now look to fill what has been built!
The Mayor officially opened our new building on Saturday 16th April 2016 and we celebrated with an afternoon tea and church service where Dr John Andrews was the speaker. There are a few photos of the day below and also of the finished centre.
You can see below a video of the history of our building and how the project all came together, including a time lapse video of the build.
If you would like to contribute towards our building fund and help us fulfil our
vision, you can either make a one-
Cheques can be made payable to ‘Excel Church’ and should be sent to: Excel Church, Wolverhampton Street, Bilston, WV14 0LT
Call the office on 01902 498781 to request a standing order form, or for more details.