We have a heart to bless other churches and ministries. Our partnerships are all based on relationship. Whether we are supporting overseas ministries or partnering with other churches we don’t believe we are doing this alone.
We have regular partner days and events where we get together with our partners to pray, encourage each other and hear the Lord. To us, partnership is not a network or denomination, rather intentional covenantal relationships designed to extend the Kingdom.
Mike & Beryl Godward
Mike and Beryl are a part of the spiritual oversight of Bath City Church and have just returned to the UK from South Africa where they were based for many years as Directors for Links International (SA). They pioneered a project called Wellspring in Uganda, now led by Herbert & Eve Wanjalla (native Ugandans). Wellspring incorporates a school for over 200 students, a health centre, a business development programme providing micro finance for start-up businesses, a housing programme and a local church fellowship. Mike and Beryl cover a network of churches in central Africa and two further Wellspring centres in Tanzania and Kenya.
Steve Witt, Bethel Cleveland
Steve is also part of the spiritual oversight of BCC. He lives in Brunswick, Ohio and has been a church planter and pastor for over 25 years. He has a close association with Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, has been involved in initiating an IHOP and city-wide Bible training school in his home town of Cleveland, and is presently Senior Leader at Bethel Church in that city.
Revelation Life, Uganda
Simon & Nicola Neal were part of the senior leadership of Bath City Church until March 2009 and are now based in Wellspring, Uganda but working, primarily with children, across central Africa.
Peasedown St John & Wellow
Our most notable local strategic partnership is with St John’s Church in Peasedown St John, and St Julian’s Church, Wellow. The vicar, Matthew Street, explains, “In partnering with Bath City Church, we are exploring what church looks like as one. It is fairly unusual for a ‘new church’ and a Café church to work this closely together, but it works. Not only do we share resources and staff but work very practically together in all manner of ways. Our meetings are not the same in style, so there is freedom to express ourselves in different ways, but we are of one heart in terms of the ‘Kingdom of God’.
St John’s holds a number of Sunday services, but one, ‘Soul Food,’ is a new expression of church at Peasedown St John, and is held every Sunday at 4.30pm, followed by tea.
For more info about Peasedown St John & Wellow, visit stjsgroup.com
List of Partnerships
Wellspring Uganda, wellspring.or.ug
Chris Horwood, Eastern Russia, missionsiberia.com
Sadie Wells, China
Fra Neale, Philippines
Springfield Church, Telford, scf.org.uk
City Gate Church, Salisbury, citygate-salisbury.com
Bristol Christian Fellowship, Bristol, bcfnet.com
Bradford-on-Avon Community Church, boa-communitychurch.org.uk/
Ark Community, thearkcommunity.org
Healing on the Streets Bath, hotsbath.org
World Sports Ministries, worldsportministries.com
Living Word, livingword.org.uk
Grace Community Church, Bath, gracecommunitychurch.org.uk
Aslan’s Place, London
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