Our communities are groups of people (bigger than a small group, but smaller than Sunday church - around 15-50 people) who come together around a common purpose or vision and to share in fun, friendship and faith.
3 Dimensional Living
It is important to us that each community is living in 3 dimensions.
UP - Worshipping God and investing in our relationships with Him together.
IN - Getting together to invest in our relationships with one another (for example sharing meals or doing fun shared activities) and being a part of one another’s lives outside of planned events and meetings.
OUT - Having a particular shared vision or purpose (a mission!) that we are committed to together (this is us playing our part in God’s Kingdom coming in the world) inviting others to join us in it and being open to new relationships.
Where are we at?
So far we have a number of communities at TWBC. See the information below for those that are currently running. We would love for you to consider joining one or even starting a new one!
Home From Home: Led by Duncan & Dilys Threshie
Mission: ‘Welcoming and inviting those from other countries to feel at home in Tunbridge Wells.’
What we do: Small group twice a month.
We meet once a week for worship at the 10.30am celebration at TWBC
2nd Sunday of the month 1.30 - 3.30pm Bring and Share Lunch at the church with games and activities.
4th Sunday of the month 4.45 - 6.00pm Informal all-age worship gathering.
Seniors (60 and over):
Led by Mary Hooper & Pat Smallwood and their co-leaders.
What we do: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month 9.00 - 10.00am Traditional Service at TWBC.
Monthly small group.
CAMEO soup and desert with activities alternate Wednesday lunchtimes.
Link Up 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of the month with different activities and talks on various topics.
New Beginnings: Led by John & Sue Willington
Mission: ‘Nothing is impossible with friends.’
Seeking to be a family with those who are marginalised and living on the edge of society (for example the homeless, those with addictions, mental health issues or criminal convictions). We partner with many others and organisations in Tunbridge Wells.
What we do: Small group Alpha every other Friday with a light meal.
Street Teams sharing food Saturday - Thursday at Crescent Road Car Park.
Winter Night Shelter for the homeless during January and February. Fortnightly 30 minute worship service at 8.00am at TWBC.
Wayfarer Project fund for emergency shelter.
Other times of fun, friendship and eating together.
Youth: Led by Lizzie Russell
Mission: ‘We have a heart for our friends and want to welcome them to be part of our community.’
What we do: Small group weekly on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm for school years 10-13 and on a Sunday evening 6 till 8 at Church of Christ, Commercial Road for years 8-13.
Sunday morning Bible Study all weeks and 2nd Sunday of the month we meet at Cafe Nero for coffee shop youth.
UNITE town-wide Youth Service on 3rd Sunday of the month at The Gatehouse.
Plus other social and fun activities including games night, cinema trips, film evenings and more!
Children and Families: Led by David and Rachel Hayward
Mission: We are families of primary and pre-school children all going on a journey of faith together
What we do: Small group for ladies (creche provided) called Impact, Monday mornings 9.45-11.30am. Monthly blokes group Wednesdays 8.00 - 10.00pm.
Sundays monthly - 3rd Sunday of each month: Children and Families Community Lunch
Annual Residentials: A weekend men's gathering in June, a family week camp at New Wine in July
Peace and Justice: Led by Barry and Maureen Chaseley
Mission: We believe God uses our gifts and talents to change the world one
person at a time.
What we do: Our evenings are taken up with,
Socialising and evenings out.
We support some charities regularly: Fair Trade, Samaras Aid, Samarians Purse, (shoe Boxes) and other charities as opportunities arise: distributing sleeping bags to the homeless, cancer research, slavery awareness, fund raising.