church

We love one another.   A church is a group of ordinary people united around the good news about Jesus. We’re not built to live life alone so it’s great that God calls us into His family.                                

On this page you can find out more about who were are as a church.  You can read about how we envision our life together as a church family as well as who leads Christ Church Wollaton.  Or else read on about our story of how we got started.

our story

In 2006 a group of local Christians got together to start a new church to reach the people of Bramcote with the good news about Jesus.  In January 2007, Emmanuel Church Bramcote began.

From the earliest days, there was a desire to keep spreading out to reach more and more people with this good news.  Following the pattern found in the New Testament, the church formed a strategy to reach new areas by planting new churches.  They didn’t want to plant one church and be done with it.  They wanted to be a church-planting church which planted church-planting churches.

After much prayer and discussion, Wollaton became the obvious place for the first of these church plants to begin.  A team was gathered and plans were drawn up.  Finally in September 2015, one church became two as around 30 adults and their kids left Emmanuel Church Bramcote to form a brand new congregation, Christ Church Wollaton.

It is our prayer that every person in Wollaton gets the opportunity to hear and respond to the life-changing message of forgiveness through Jesus Christ.  There is much work to be done.  We hope to be a friendly, Bible-focused, Jesus-loving family seeking to reach out with good news to the local community.  We pray that we live up to that ambition in the years to come.

life together

The church is not a building.  (Which is just as well because we meet in a school.)  And it’s not a set of programmes and events.  It’s a group of people.  Ordinary people who trust in Jesus to save them and want to live together with Him as their Lord, King and friend.

One of the amazing things about the gospel is that it brings together all kinds of different people into one big family.  So we want everything we do at Christ Church to be done in the context of loving relationships; people helping other people know and love God more.

A major part of church life takes place at our Sunday services.  We gather together to hear from God through the Bible and respond to Him in prayer and singing.  Plus there is plenty of time to catch up with one another and serve in all kinds of ways.  Each week God is challenging and encouraging us to grow in our love, trust and obedience of Him.  To find out more about our Sunday services, head to our ‘When & Where’ page.

Most people at Christ Church are also part of Connect Groups.  These are smaller communities within the big family of the church, offering the chance for deeper relationships and regular encouragement to live out what we’re learning together.  We’re not so much a church with small groups, as a church of small groups.  These groups meet midweek most weeks in various homes in the area.  If you’d like more information, pick up a Connect Groups leaflet on a Sunday at church.

Of course, you can’t cram everything into a Sunday service and midweek Connect Group.  We want to establish strong friendships where we’re involved in one another’s lives to challenge and encourage one another throughout the week, whether that’s practically helping out when needed or working together to reach our other friends, families, neighbours and colleagues with the gospel together.

One thing you’ll soon learn about us at Christ Church Wollaton is that we are spectacularly ordinary.  There’s nothing especially special about us.  And you don’t have to be extraordinary to join us.  We’re just messed up people like everyone else but who have been gripped by the good news of Jesus and day-by-day together it’s changing everything.  We’d love you to join us.

church leadership

Christ Church Wollaton is led by the Leadership Team, which is responsible for the doctrinal integrity, policy and strategy of the Church – overseeing the church’s pastoral and spiritual work.

The Leadership Team are:

Nathan Burley

Nathan is married to Libby and they have two kids, Abraham and Felicity.  He enjoys playing the guitar and getting out in the sunshine.  Day-to-day, Nathan is the Minister of Christ Church Wollaton.

Brian Kruger

Brian is married to Rachel and they have three children.  He enjoys doing woodwork and reading.  Brian works as a software engineer.

Christ Church Wollaton was planted out of Emmanuel Church Bramcote in September 2015.  Whilst we are an independent church in our own right, we remain connected legally as one organisation for the time being.

The overall charity is run by the Leadership Team of Christ Church as well as the Leadership Team of Emmanuel Church Bramcote and the Finance & Property Group.  More information can be found about those groups can be found on Emmanuel’s website.

Our legal information can be found below:

Emmanuel Church (Bramcote) is a registered charity in England and Wales (1157080)
and is registered as a company 
limited by guarantee in England and Wales (08898983).
Registered office: 10 Crummock Close, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3BG.

As well as our close ties with Emmanuel, we love to partner with other like-minded churches.  We are members of the Midlands Gospel Partnership and are affiliated with the Evangelical Alliance through our connection to Emmanuel.

 

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If you would like any more information about us as a church, please get in touch with us via our contact page.