Church isn’t a building – it’s the family of God. It’s a group of people who love Jesus and who journey through life together as a community. It’s a place where the lonely, the hurt and the broken will always be welcome. A place where people find their identity as children of the living God and grow into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Where our unique gifts are celebrated and we serve alongside one another, sharing Jesus’ love with those in our city and beyond. As we head towards our miracle offering, it’s important to remember the reason for our new building – it’s a home that’s open to everyone. Come as you are! But when you meet with the living God, you’ll leave changed!
“A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13: 34-35
I was adopted as a baby back in 2002. While I’ve grown up in a faith-filled and loving family, at times in my life I’ve struggled with who I am, because I lost my identity so young. I joined SOUL Church in February 2018 and that’s when my life started to take shape. SOUL Youth has had such an amazing impact on my life which I couldn’t be more grateful for. It’s helped me grow my faith in Christ in ways I can’t believe. SOUL Church has allowed me to confirm my identity. I know who I am in Christ!
We consider it the greatest honour that we were both raised in Christian homes. Our parents taught us the importance of daily devotion and that the more we apply the Word of God, the more enabled we are to live like Christ. We both loved church as children and grew up serving, raising our children to do the same.
When we moved to Norwich we searched for a church where we could all worship Jesus together and be part of a community – somewhere Christ-centred and servant-hearted that shares the Good News of Jesus Christ. We found it in SOUL Church. Our mantra remains, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.