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More than a song. We agree with Matt Redman, “a song in itself is not what He has required”. Our goal is that our lives would speak of the glory of our God, not just our songs. We aim to spend time in the presence of God so that we are changed. As someone once said "beholding is becoming". For this reason we seek to be led by the Holy Spirit into God's presence when we meet together.
Our church has a mix of people, backgrounds and ages, as does our music. At any given meeting you are as likely to find songs by Tim Hughes, Matt Redman, Martin Smith, Jesus Culture, Merchant Band and Third Day as you are Dave Billbrough, Kevin Prosch, Keith Green or for that matter Wesley, Crosby or Newton.
From Our Hearts. Ultimately, we want to respond to God with the overflow of our hearts and so each meeting will be different. Some songs manage to say exactly what we would wish to convey but couldn't otherwise find the words to express.
Our Worship Team is currently led by Amy Leney. If you have a heart for worship, play an instrument or sing, Amy would love to hear from you. Contact her via the KGC office email address.
Life Groups are the small groups at the heart of the King’s Gate Church community.They are a great way of living out our Christian life together and one of the best places to deepen relationships and provide mutual support and encouragement.
Life Groups meet once a month, usually on a Wednesday, and usually in various homes in Bognor Regis. They are run quite informally with a focus on prayer, sharing and mutual support. Did I mention food? Meals and other social activities are also an important part of the fellowship occurring in Life Groups.
Every group is different but the aims are the same:
Learn and grow together in our personal relationships with God
Care for and support each other
Enrich the church community through identifying and encouraging the use of each other’s gifts
Equip each other for reaching out to those around us
Can I join a Life Group?
Life Groups are a great place to connect into the church community and to simply do life together. We would love everyone to be part of one. Life Group leaders are always on the lookout for newcomers and would be very happy to make you welcome. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Office (see top of the page for contact details) or one of the Elders (John France, Ben Leney or Martin French)
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The children join with the adults for the first 30 min after which they have their own groups until about 12 noon. They can be found doing a whole variety of activities such as quizzes, games, interactive stories, challenges, discussions, craft plus times for reflection. All the activities are based on Biblical themes.
King’s Gate Kids @ Westloats
KGK @ Westloats is an outreach from King’s Gate Church into the Pevensey and Orchard
wards around where we meet on Sundays. Based at the Westloats Youth & Community Centre
on Sunday mornings from 9.15 -
Then what about in our Sunday service proper? The elders meet and pray before the meeting, asking for God’s blessing. If you ever want to join us, especially if you’re involved in the ministry that morning, please feel free – we gather in the large drama studio behind the hall. Then during the service, we often stand and pray for the sick among us, or for current world issues. In addition, we pray to commission members the Body for various tasks, such as overseas mission. If you ever need prayer ministry, you can always ask for prayer, even after the meeting has finished.
Then we have our monthly prayer meeting on a Wednesday, as part of our Wednesday Evening programme. This takes place from 7:30pm to 9pm at the Beehive, William Street. We often start with singing, and then sometimes a focus is mentioned by an elder overseeing the meeting, but we are free to pray as the Spirit leads. Much of our prayer springs from Scripture, from pictures, from words of knowledge, and current events.
At The King's Gate Church children and young people are a very important part of our church. As such we endeavour to make them feel welcome and included; to enable them to have an active role in church life. There are two parts to our Children & Youth ministry: ABlaze and King’s Gate Kids. For more information contact the KGC office on the number above or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are hot on prayer as a Church. We know we do not pray as we ought, and we are still learning, but our prayer meetings can be the most exciting meetings that we have. On our weekly notice sheet, we will often feature a prayer focus or request, the use of which we encourage in our personal prayer times.
We are also involved in an inter-
Don't worry if you find singing difficult or embarrassing. We're not a choir, we simply desire to make a joyful noise to the Lord and we would love you to join us in worshipping The King.
KGC Children and Youth Ministry aims to:
We believe that KGC’s Children & Youth Work has a unique role in the development of our young people. We are able to provide good spiritual guidance and development while also engaging with the outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters' and ' Youth Matters'. Safeguarding is a key priority.
As part of our Sunday Morning meetings we run sessions for children as part of our Ablaze ministry. Currently we have two groups:
ABlaze Sunday Morning