Eden Netherton: God places the lonely in families

Eden Netherton (Liverpool) have recently seen several people come to faith and be baptised through an Alpha course that the team have been running on the estate.

It was an exciting time last summer when Danny became a Christian after a period of time getting to know people in the Eden team and its partner church, Emmanuel Baptist. Team Leaders, Tom and Emma Grant, invited Danny and his girlfriend to do an Alpha course at their house to follow up on his decision. As the course was coming to an end they didn’t want to stop meeting! So, they decided they would carry on and start Alpha again inviting some other people along from the community. They were amazed when twenty-six people turned up the majority of who had had little or no experience of church.

‘It’s been amazing to see how God has been moving during the course,’ explains Tom. ‘A real sense of community has been created and people have often remarked that there is a special atmosphere when we meet. People have loved building relationships and chatting about faith. During the Holy Spirit day many people experienced God’s love for them. One woman remarked how before she started coming along she had felt lonely but that in the church she has now found a family to belong to. Another person was healed of tinnitus when we prayed with her. Recently we celebrated as three people who are attending the course were baptised with more planning to be in the coming months.’

Eden Netherton are currently looking for a new team leader as Tom has recently started his new role as Head of Eden UK. Could it be you? Find out more and apply here.