Tower Hamlets’ eight square miles hold great diversity—a third of the population are of South Asian ethnicity and another third belong to other minority ethnic groups.
The borough also includes the lowest percentage of Christians in any area of the U.K., presenting an opportunity for believers to provide a loving, truth-proclaiming community for those seeking Jesus.
The Serge team seeks to establish a culturally understandable church among the borough’s diverse community.
Through local partnership, outreach and discipleship, the team hopes to gather a group of multi-ethnic believers that is marked by sincere worship, authentic community, steadfast outreach, and sacrificial service.
Most of the team’s day-to-day work consists of sharing the good news about Jesus through outreach. This takes many expressions, such as hospitality, book tables in local markets, interfaith discussion groups, and Bible studies.
The team serves the local immigrant community through weekly English (ESOL) classes for men and women.
The Serge team in Tower Hamlets seeks additional people to help start and grow a new church and serve the multi-ethnic community of East London. Since the team’s work is at an early stage, members may have the opportunity to establish new ministries of outreach, mercy, and discipling that align with their interests and experience.
They currently need people with one of the following: musical abilities and experience leading music in church, training or experience in English (ESOL) teaching, or experience starting or running a small business.
New team members should love people and love Christ’s Church. In a ministry that may be slow to produce visible results, they should wait expectantly for God’s work, motivated by love for their neighbors and the grace of the gospel in their own lives.