Barking Churches Unite is a charitable group representing Christian Churches and Christians across the town of Barking, who are committed to working and praying together for the transformation of our community. We believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection and uphold the Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith. Jesus prayed for Unity (John 17:21), Paul commanded we make every effort to maintain it (Ephesians 4:3), and God the Father promises to bless it (Psalm 133), and bring healing to the community through it (2 Chronicles 7:14). We love that we can have different expressions of faith but are tied together in service to one God!
We have already established some strong ministries to the poor and our community including consultations with member churches, Barking Foodbank, Street Pastors and Barking Business Chaplaincy. We are looking forward to welcoming our first residents with Green Pastures!
Put simply, we have faith in one God and out of that comes all of our work. We are motivated by what we see. We see a church that will stand together in prayer to see social and spiritual transformation in our community. We see a church that will pray for one another and support one another practically as the need arises and resources allow. We see a church that will rejoice in what one another is doing and where possible promotes that. We see a Church that will help facilitate and support the dreams of one another in order to advance God's kingdom in Barking. We see a Church that reaches out and meets the needs of the poor and the community, through joint ministries, initiatives and events.
We hope to keep doing what we are doing - supporting the poor in our community as well as our community as a whole. We can't wait to get going with our first Green Pastures property and be able to help even more of those most in need in our town!