The long-time home of the working classes, East London is also home to a richer-than-average variety of global/immigrant cultures, artist collectives, and minority subcultures – as well as some of the poorest and most deprived neighborhoods in the U.K.
Many of those in East London’s kaleidoscopic subcultures and traditional blue-collar neighborhoods are generations removed from church participation, putting them at the forefront of post-Christianity in the Western world.
The Serge team in East London seeks to spur a movement of new churches consisting of and committed to the alternative, marginalized, and urban poor populations in this part of the city.
Through evangelism and discipleship, the team is establishing countercultural groups of Jesus-followers who are committed to building God’s kingdom, working for justice, and blessing the city.
The East London Alternative Team offers windows to the gospel for our post-Christian neighbors through the ways that we care for our community and seek to spread the love and peace of Christ to those who do not yet know Him.
We do this through supporting social activism, urban food growing, and grassroots community organizing in our neighborhood.