About Our Church - Proclaimers

About Our Church

We are a church that loves God and loves people. We’re dedicated to helping people connect with God and connect with their destiny. We believe church should be welcoming, accessible and relevant. Somewhere you can feel at home, whatever your situation or circumstances. Somewhere you can build a relationship with God and with others. We also believe our church is called to make a difference in our world – and that it is through the church that God reaches out to the world with grace, hope, truth and love.

This awesome church we see is shaped by values that guide us and inspire us. The church we see is created as we represent clearly our purposes and ideals. We affirm that values create culture and we are clear about what we value.

This list of distinguishing values will help our church to gain a clear focus on common objectives, better communication and teamwork. Clearly articulated values help a church to gain a sense of purpose and importance and an understanding of how their roles impact the overall goals of our church.

We pray and believe that these values will be written in the minds and hearts of all who call Proclaimers their home church and that these values will influence daily decisions and foster both commitment and involvement.

OUR VALUES

  • The Atmosphere of God
  • The Word of God
  • The House
  • A Large and Growing Church
  • Relevance
  • Vision
  • Relationships
  • Leadership

Our Vision

As a local church our vision is clear: The Salvation of our City. This vision shapes everything we do – every programme we run, every service we hold – it’s all about seeing the people of Norwich, Ipswich and Bratislava connect with Jesus.

Our Mission

Reach people. Influence culture. Build future. Our mission is to reach people for Christ and influence culture by building a large church in Norwich, Ipswich and Bratislava; to disciple and empower people in every area of life and shape the future of our city and beyond.

The Church I See

To fulfil our mission in the world I see a miracle. This miracle is the church I see.

The church I see is a supernatural church unstoppable and unshakeable; a remarkable and original church stirred to touch a generation; laying foundations for the next. This church is energetic and passionate committed to communicating the message of Jesus Christ to the world around us.

The church I see is dynamic; marked by creative energy and innovation boldly committed to impacting thousands of people with a message of grace and hope. The church I see is motivated by the greatest cause of all – the Cause of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The church I see is accessible and inclusive; a church that embraces “whosoever”. The church I see is a church that beckons ‘WELCOME HOME’ to every man, woman and child that walks through its open doors. The church I see is positive and upbeat reaching people at every level of society.

I see a church whose head is Jesus, whose help is the Holy Spirit and whose focus is the great commission! I see a large and significant church that burns with a passion for God; calling people into relationship with Jesus Christ.

I see a vibrant church that is faithful in communicating the message of the Bible in a way that is up to date, relevant and easy to understand. I see an innovative, creative church filled with pioneers, groundbreakers and inventive people who will stir the hearts and minds of a generation inspiring people to fulfil their destiny in the world around them.

I see an accessible church that is committed to reaching our generation providing them with a helpful source of meaningful direction and service. The church I see teaches and empowers people to live confident and authentic lives in Jesus Christ.

I see a church that serves our community and beyond with the belief that what grows out of our church will have significant implications around the world.

The church I see is a church so dependent on Jesus, so reliant on the Holy Spirit that nothing will stop it
nor stand against it.

I see a people loving one another, unified, praying together and full of God’s Spirit. I see a church where miracles happen and God is real. I see a church where people’s lives are rebuilt, transformed and restored by the message of God’s grace.

The church I see is a church of renowned character and integrity; a place where friendships are important and last for decades, marriages that last “until death do us part” and a love for God that goes straight on into eternity!

The church I see is no ordinary church – but as we partner with Jesus Christ I see an astonishing and remarkable church with its highest priority to worship God and enjoy Him forever.

The church I see could very well be Proclaimers; a church for this generation and the next!

Every organisation has a culture – a way of doing things – an ethos, atmosphere and spirit. . What is it that makes one church (or organisation) different from another? Our understanding is it’s the culture of the church – the DNA – it’s what produces “flavour” in churches.

Culture can either be driven by design or can happen by default. The culture of our church is no accident – it flows from our passion for God and His Kingdom. It is our desire to intentionally and deliberately create a culture that reflects the Kingdom of God; and our culture is formed around five key points chosen to reflect this.

OUR CULTURE POINTS

  • Motivated by the Casue of Christ
  • Servanthood
  • Generosity
  • Learning to Flow Together
  • The Pursuit of Excellence

Our Statement of faith

We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired, infallible, accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues, which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives that is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to
help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

Our Accountability

We have a Church Council with the Senior Minister as the chairman along with a Treasurer and Secretary and at least one other member.

The Church’s financial records and systems are audited annually by Larking Gowen. Strict internal controls are applied including: Two cheque signatories are required for all payments; All payment requests must be authorised by the Department Head and either the General Manager or Senior Accountant;

The Pastors are not cheque signatories; and all money received must be counted by at least two people.

Hillsong Conference 2020

22ND – 24TH JULY 2020

Hillsong Conference is all about championing the cause of the church of Jesus Christ – across every nation, denomination, age and background. It is for people who are passionate about the local church and the call of the kingdom of God. This conference gathers the greater church, inspires fresh vision and hope for the future, and equips every individual to walk out the call of God on their life. It inspires leaders and believers alike to make a difference in their sphere of influence for the kingdom’s cause. It equips the church with God-breathed sessions, practical tools and relational connection.

Register today with Proclaimers group seating.

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SISTERHOOD SUMMER GARDEN

Saturday 24th August, 10am-12:30pm

Calling the women! Sisterhood’s Summer Garden is just around the corner and we can’t wait to see you there. There will be light Bites, live music, lawn games and more.

This event is free entry but we would love you to register so that we know how many people to cater for.

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Holiday Club 2019

21st – 25th August

Join us as we head back to the Wild Wild West at our annual Holiday Club!

This free 5 day event for school years R-6 will run from 10-12pm and is set to be one of the highlights of their summer holidays! Running from Wednesday 21st – Sunday 25th August at The Space, Roundtree Way, Norwich

Our team have an action packed programme planned for every day including craft activities, action songs, crazy games, a Bible story to encourage them, drama, quizzes,  and a whole lot more! 

This is going to be a super-fun week that will keep your little people entertained and be a place for them to make some new friends.

The groups are led by our DBS-checked volunteers – a team of fun-masters committed to providing your children with some top-quality fun in a safe and secure environment.

Feel free to drop your children off and have a few hours to yourself, or you can make the most of our free cafe situated inside the venue.

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FAQs:

What if my child has special educational needs/circumstances?

We will do all we can to ensure that your child can have the best possible time, whatever their specific needs or special circumstances. Our Kids Team are experienced in supporting children with a wide variety of different needs, but it would be helpful for you to contact us in advance so that we can make any extra provisions necessary. Email our kids department leader iancurrie@proclaimers.com.  

 

Who will be looking after my children?

The kids leaders  are all fully DBS checked and, as a church, we follow strict child protection procedures. The team are enthusiastic and lots of fun, as well as dedicated and well trained. Our volunteers also bring a wealth of experience of working with children from their professional careers, as several of the key members of the team are Primary School teachers.

 

What about parking?

We have free parking available on site

 

Will children be fed?

A fruit snack will be provided during the programme each day, information about which will be displayed on arrival. If you child has any allergies we will take this information from you on registration and make sure we have the necessary provision for them. Water will also be available throughout the sessions.

 

My child can’t be there every day, is that a problem?

No that’s not a problem at all! Although we would love to have them with us for all the things we have planned if they can’t make it every day that’s fine! 

 

Are there any other on site facilities?

Feel free to make the most of your time, whether that is heading off to get stuff done, or make the most of our coffee shop where we will have free drinks and cakes / pastries available. We will also have a play area, with activities for anyone with young children.

 

Bible Boost

Bibleboost je skvelá príležitosť ako viac a lepšie pochopiť čo to vlastne Biblia je, o čom hovorí, a pozrieť sa bližšie na to, ako ju aplikovať do života v 21. storočí. Taktiež ak sa chceš spýtať akúkoľvek štipľavú otázku ohľadom kresťanstva, Biblie alebo Boha, tak Bibleboost je to pravé pre teba.

Evening College: The Holy Spirit

9th September

On Monday the 9th of September, we will be relaunching our Evening College with Pastor Tom Rawls: The Person And Work Of The Holy Spirit

This is a continuation of a 7 week course covering the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Tom will spend the first hour teaching about the ways of the Holy Spirit with time for questions after. These evening college nights will consist of both teaching and experience.

Don’t worry if you missed some sessions, evening college is open to all!

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Summerfest 2019: Wildest Dreams

5TH – 7TH SEPTEMBER

SUMMERFEST is a 3 day getaway for our young adult community. This is where true friendships are formed, hilarious memories are made and where you can encounter God in a life changing way.
This year we are heading to The Horstead Centre; a really cool riverside property in Norfolk where we can stand up paddle board, canoe and then chill out by the camp fire. We’ll have some inspirational messages from our preaching team and talk about issues that are affecting our generation. Our night events will be epic as usual; this time we’ve got a an old church chapel all to ourselves for a powerful time of worship.
So get yourselves registered! Part payments are available to make it even more accessible. You don’t want to miss out!

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Summer Nights with Pastor Tom

5pm, Sunday 25th August

Join us this at Proclaimers as we round off our Summer Nights series. If you haven’t been able to make it to Summer Nights yet, we’ve saved the best ’til last! Pastor Tom is back from a ministry tour of Australia and Thailand and will be with us this Sunday. We can’t wait to see you there!

Let us know you’re coming