Local Mission

As a church we believe it is important to support others and help make a difference in the lives of people further afield.

Church India

India is one of the most crowded nations on earth with more than 1.2 billion people made up of 2500 different tribes/people groups. It’s a land of stark contrasts having a successful space programme and yet with huge numbers living in grinding poverty. The vast majority are Hindu and there is growing persecution of the Christian minority as a result of the actions of the Hindu ruling party (BJP). In spite of this, the Church is growing particularly amongst the poorest, lower caste people.

Carmel Ministries are involved in a holistic gospel ministry primarily in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the south. In recent years, under Pastor Ebenezer’s leadership, they have been engaged in a vigorous church planting programme in poor, unevangelised rural communities so that today more than 60 churches have been planted.

David and his wife serve in a very rural location where they have lived for the past 10 years gathering a congregation of 30 people. They sought permission to build a church in this Hindu community for a number of years and this was granted in 2019 by the Government and village leaders. With donations from our Church, Carmel Ministries have built a place for worship which opened in November 2019 and we continue to support their ministry.

Baptist Union Prayer Diary

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Eastern Baptist Association

SWEC is a Baptist church and is part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Eastern Baptist Association. The Eastern Baptist Association is a family of almost 180 Baptist Churches situated throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge. EBA’s vision is for growing healthy churches in relationship for God’s mission in the East of England. Our fellowship together is so that we can encourage and resource one another for the work of mission, both for each church in its local context, and in things we might do together. Every Church contributes to the wider mission in their own unique way by taking part in enriching relationships, developing ministry and enabling fruitful mission in its own area.
We support Home Mission, which is the way in which the Baptist family is resourced nationally, regionally and locally. Home Mission is all about helping Baptist churches and individuals to reach their mission potential and bring the love of God to their communities. It is the Baptist family purse, and each year our Union has an appeal to raise money for Home Mission. To help churches understand more about the breadth of Home Mission-supported activity, EBA has produced a video (see below for link). We join Upson Downs Baptist Church Meeting, which has been going on for quite a while. Just as they think they are making progress Mr Grenville-Stubbs raises his hand…
Click here to watch the video

Contact Info

Rev Adrian Ward
South Woodham Evangelical Church
85 Hullbridge Road
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex CM3 5LJ
Tel: 07375 936840

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