Updated: Feb 25
West Wolverhampton - Windmill Community Church - Compton Church Plant
We caught up with Terry and Margaret Wilkes leading and planting in West Wolverhampton.
Terry told us that they are currently looking to church plant with a planned acquisition of a building by summer 2021 and then opening as a new plant by early 2023. This will be an extension ministry from their existing Windmill congregation in Finchfield.
Their core principles as a church are:
To share the good news of Jesus Christ in West Wolverhampton and to bring people to faith in Him.
To make disciples: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you to the very end of the age." (Matthew c28 v 19-20)
To trust in the promise of Jesus: “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. (Matthew c16 v 18)
“We have sensed a calling from God for the last seven years and our existing work in Finchfield is almost full” said church leader Terry Wilkes, “and the Local Authority have approved the grant of a lease at a peppercorn rental”.
The existing church ministry in Oak Hill will continue and the intention is to plant the second church. This will be in Henwood Road, Compton, Wolverhampton. “Our focus will be to reach out to the local residents in Compton which does not have a church.”
"The Elders have worked over the past year building relationships with local people in Compton and involving them in our plans. We have also carried out a full building feasibility and we plan major improvements to make this a welcoming place where people can belong throughout the average week, including a coffee hub and many other activities. Our members have already provided considerable finance for the project and the elders have not yet asked for support."
"Windmill are about caring, loving and befriending people and meeting them in a relevant way where they are in life."
As we look to the future, we are praying for young couples to join us so we can reach young families in West Wolverhampton. Pray also for resources on all fronts – including help with virtual services. www.windmillcommunitychurch.org
How could people get involved?
Speak to Terry Wilkes 07970 837127 or contact us through the Engage website contact form.