In the whole of human history, no-one is more loved and hated, or talked about, than Jesus Christ. This section discusses who he was and what he said.
Roughly two thousand years ago, Jesus was born in a nowhere town. Jesus’ mum was a poor, unwed teenage girl who was often mocked for claiming she conceived via a miracle. Jesus was adopted by a carpenter named Joseph and spent the first thirty years of his life in obscurity, swinging a hammer with his dad.
Around the age of thirty, Jesus began a public ministry that included preaching, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and befriending social misfits such as drunks, prostitutes and thieves. Jesus’ ministry spanned only three short years before he was put to death for declaring himself to be God. He died by shameful crucifixion like tens of thousands of people before and after him.
Jesus changed history and millions of people have been personally changed by who he is and what he did, including the people you saw in the ‘OUR STORIES’ section of our site. This PDF discusses who Jesus really was – we encourage you to read through, and see for yourself.
Whether you’re reading about Jesus for the first time, or you’ve been attending church for years, the simple ABC process below will enable you to take a next step.
We champion Alpha as the first port of call for someone who isn’t a regular church-goer, who has questions about faith, God, religion and the meaning of life.
Over 2 million people in the UK and 15 million worldwide have now attended an Alpha course, an opportunity to explore the meaning of life, running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world.
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over eight thought-provoking weekly sessions, including a meal. More information can be found on our Alpha page.
The Beta group is for those who want to learn more about who Jesus is and what it means to follow him a powerful and practical way.
This group is an ideal way to continue on from the Alpha course, whether you have made a personal commitment to follow Christ or are still exploring what that might mean.
More information can be found on our Beta page.
There are three ways we encourage you to connect to life at Westminster Chapel: The City, LifeGroups and membership.
Step 1 – The City The City is our church’s social networking site. It is not a replacement for community but a tool to help us build it better. By joining the City, you’ll instantly get access to a regular feed of updates and events in our church. If you’d like to join, please email us at [email protected].
Step 2 – Life Groups are one of the best ways to meet people and become part of the church family. They are small groups of 8-12 people that meet in homes across the city, eat together, study the Bible, pray for one another and encourage each other in personal evangelism.
Step 3 – Membership is our way of ensuring that the leaders of the church know who they are looking after. If you want to make Westminster Chapel your home, come along to our next Belonging Course, where you’ll also find out more about how to serve in the church. If you are ready to become a member, please email Beryl at [email protected].
The City is our church’s social networking site. It is not a replacement for community but a tool to help us to get into each other’s lives and spend quality time together.
Westminster Chapel provides free audio downloads of its Sunday messages so you can access them from your computer or mobile device.