Here at Milton Keynes Christian Centre, we are passionate about people. We believe that ‘lost people matter to God, so they must matter to us.’One thing that is very clear from Jesus’ life on this earth was that people far from God loved to be in his company. We want our church to be a place that people far from God love to be a part of. Unfortunately, many people would never think of attending a church because they believe they’re not welcome. Many people are more familiar with what the Church is against, rather than what the Church is for.
We simply want our church to be known for what we’re for! We want everyone in Milton Keynes to know we are for them and God is for them. The most famous verse in the Bible says it all:
We want to share the news, with the people in our city, that God is for them, and we are too. Our desire is to create a church where you will want to invite your friends, family, and neighbours to experience this life-changing truth.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but will have eternal life.
#ForMiltonKeynesThat is why this year we are launching a brand new initiative called #ForMiltonKeynes. Together we are going to create a fund to enable us serve our city through various community initiatives and projects. We want our community to know God loves them and we are for them.
We have already seen the impact that can be made in our city through initiatives such as Food Bank and the difference made by our life groups as they met needs in their local communities during Better Together. But we want to take it to a whole new level. Author Bob Goss puts it like this:
So we are going all out to be All In. We are appointing a new member of staff with the specific task of developing #ForMiltonKeynes. They will strengthen our connections with the community and develop initiatives and projects that we as a church can get involved - but, here is where we are going to start:
If you are going to be for your neighbourhood, don’t put your toe in, do a cannon ball. Be all In.
Sensory SuiteWithout doubt, one of the most amazing ministries in our church is Konnect. It serves children with additional needs and their families each Sunday. Our heart is to support and partner with these families to enable their children to experience, fun, meaningful relationships, and age appropriate teaching, helping them dig deeper and discover Jesus for themselves.
But we want children with additional needs that are not part of our church to know that we are for them. That’s why we are currently exploring the building of a brand new Sensory Suite in the courtyard between the Discovery Suite and Day Nursery. Of course it will benefit children who are part of Konnect as well as be a great asset to Tiny Steps Day Nursery, which is now recognised in Milton Keynes for its work with children with additional needs. However, our goal is that the Sensory Suite will serve the wider community to provide families with a safe stimulating place to visit and provide respite care.
Family Gift PacksEach year at Christmas and Easter, our Discovery Kids specials see a large number of children from families who don’t otherwise connect with our church at any other time. We are now going to be much more intentional in building better relationships with these families. To start this, we would like to visit each family and present them with a family gift pack from the church. This would include a children’s Bible, information about our church, and access to RightNow Media, with teaching on subjects like parenting and marriage. We want the children and parents in our community to know that we are for them, and more importantly, that Jesus is for them.
This year, to accomplish all this in our community through #formiltonkeynes we are asking for £60,000.
Get on boardIf you have made a monthly pledge or would like to start, the best ways to give is to set up a regular payment from your bank account. You can do this now by visiting our giving page and setting up a regular payment.
Alternatively, you can use the following details to set it up through your online banking.
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Community : ALLINCM
Thank you so much for your faithfulness.