Loving by Giving Church
Queen’s Hill Community Centre, Poethlyn drive, Queen’s hills, Costessey, NR8 5BP
Please join us at 10am. Our services fall on the first and third Sunday of each month.
We would love to see you there!
Who we are
We are a Christ-community who believe that love and faith is not something you just talk about; it is something you do… practically. We believe that we are here to make a positive difference; to love people and to serve them – and sometimes the best way to do this, is to give to them. This could take many forms, from providing clean water to a community in the North of Tanzania, to building a community centre in Romania or providing a backpack for a homeless person in Norwich. Wherever we are, our love should be put into action.
Just as we believe that love should be practical, we also believe that faith should change one’s life. We therefore strive to be a Christ-community where everyone is welcome and accepted, regardless of who they are, whether they have never had a relationship with Jesus or drifted away from Him. We aim to make the messages practical to people’s lives and to be a community where we truly care for each other.
Whatever your background, we pray that you will encounter God in our midst and that you will come a little closer to Him through your interaction with us. May you experience that you are truly welcome here.
What we do
We meet on the first and third Sunday of each month to worship and fellowship together and learn how to live our faith practically. We also aim to relieve poverty wherever we can and are involved with various projects in East Africa and Eastern Europe, as well as locally.
Jaco Beukes is the Pastor of Loving by Giving Church and is passionate about helping people apply God’s Word to their lives and living life to the full.
He achieved his doctorate in the field of practical theology for developing a new therapeutic approach, called Pastoral Coaching, while working with people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. In addition, he developed various self-coaching tools, so that others will be empowered to coach themselves to greater levels of success. These tools include the Life and Leadership Assessment tools and have been incorporated into his books, Taking Control and Raise Your Leadership Score.
Jaco is married to Eldré and they have two daughters.
Our Sunday morning services start at 10:00 and finish around 11:00, with tea and coffee being served afterwards.
There are Children’s groups for ages 4-15 during the service.
Life groups: these are midweek meetings in homes or over Zoom where we encourage and support one another, study the bible and build friendships.
If you are interested in joining a Life Group, please contact us at email@example.com
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
There will be many events throughout the year from ‘bring & share’ lunches after Church services to Women’s and Men’s Ministry events, as well as an annual Church retreat at Sizewell Hall.
Please listen out for notices at the start of each service and keep an eye on the Church calendar.
- Children’s Ministry – Prepare bible study/crafts or just lend a hand
- Hospitality – Serve drinks at the end of the service
- Facilities – Help with setting up and packing away at the end of the service
- Worship – Please let us know if you are interested in being part of the team leading worship (i.e. playing an instrument, singing or helping with the sound)
- Prayer Ministry – Be part of a team that specifically prays for the Church/services/members
- Outreach Ministry – As a Church we aim to serve others and together take part in many Loving by Giving projects which you will hear about throughout the year and can get involved with. You may also like to take more of an active role with the Prison Ministry and Backpack project which is running throughout the year.
Joining a life group is a great way to get to know other members of the church and do life together; support one another in prayer, build each other up, and encourage one another to live Christ-centred lives. Some groups currently meet over Zoom and others in person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join a Life Group or if you would like to facilitate one.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
There are various ways that you can contribute financially to the work of the church
- Collection during the service
- Direct debit or Standing order
Name: Loving by Giving
Account number: 812-979-96
Sort Code: 40-08-53
You can donate any amount via mobile phone, by texting LBG followed by the amount (e.g. LBG 10) to 70085
Don’t forget to Gift Aid – This will cost you nothing extra, but the UK Government will give us an extra 25p on every £1 you give.
If you would like us to pray with you or for you, get involved in the different ministries of the Church, join a life group or have any other query please contact us.