The Light Community Chester
The Light Community Chester is a community (of students, staff and volunteers) who are seeking to learn together how to follow Jesus and share his life with others in the city of Chester. Through fellowship, worship and prayer, mission and evangelism we aim to find and live the simple heart of the Gospel in close community.
Historically, the team in Chester has been known for various pioneering projects in the city. In this season we feel especially called to see how ‘Revealing Jesus’ happens through the growth and sharing of deep and honest community, and in the formation of individual and community ways of living shaped by Christ. It is through this that we seek to share the Good News passionately, clearly and naturally with those around us, most particularly with the people of Chester.
Currently, we regularly engage in mission and evangelism in and around Chester…
- through Street Evangelism… where (i) we listen to and pray for others, and explore matters of life and faith with passers-by through creativity, art and conversation, especially through our ‘Mobile Faith Space’, and… (ii) by participating in the Empowered Evangelist Network (run by Northgate and Hoole Baptist Churches in Chester)
- through City-Centre Chaplaincy (in collaboration with St Peter’s Church, Chester)
- through numerous student Placements with local churches, chaplaincies and projects (of all traditions and denominations), including ministry to the sick and vulnerable, the homeless, with children and youth, and in the night-time economy
- through a Garden Project, where we tend a small piece of land in the city-centre, available for use by those we encounter throughout the week