At Life Church, we believe in the local church helping and supporting the local community.
We also know that Jesus' commission did not stop there, because it was to "go into all the world" (Mark 16:15), and "to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8).
We can only do this through partnering with other Christian organisations, prayerfully and financially supporting them in the work they do, both locally and globally.
Matlock Area Schools Trust
We are privileged to be able to support the work of M.A.S.T with their aim of helping children explore the Christian Faith, by taking Collective Worship, in around 60 schools each half term in and around the Derbyshire area.
WORTH (Women On the Road To Healing)
We are so pleased to be able to support, the sadly much needed work, of WORTH, in raising awareness of domestic abuse and the issues surrounding it.
They offer a hub of information and services to support and provide a safe place for women affected by domestic abuse.
Encourage International (EI)
We have been partnering with EI now for many years.
A short introduction to the ministry and work of EI:
Co-founded by former Matlock pastors; Kevin & Michelle Shaw, back in 2002, as an Australian based ministry, EI has emerged today into a rapidly expanding, multi-dimensional and vibrant ministry of support, training and mentoring for local churches across the globe.
Initially launched to offer much needed support for churches and leaders in crisis. Today without losing sight of its original focus, the work has expanded into bible college teaching, leadership development and strategic support for the planting of new church communities.
Always working in partnership with local churches the ministry has established two main hubs; Paphos in Cyprus (Focus on the Middle East) and County Galway in Ireland (Focus on Ireland, UK & Europe). EI is also supported by an active and passionate advisory team, including Pastor Andy & Sarah.
Kevin & Michelle have been married for over 30 years and are honoured to have served together for the Lord since meeting at bible college in 1989. Gifted teachers and communicators combined with a shepherd's heart, their passion is to teach God's Word and to partner with Jesus in seeing His beautiful bride, the church built up. Often working alongside churches and leaders walking through times of challenge, their hearts are simply to encourage and facilitate growth even though difficult circumstances.
Here at Life Church Matlock, we are an advocate church, working with Acts 435 to help those in need in the local area.
Acts 435 is a giving website that allows people to give money directly to others, and 100% of what is donated via Acts 435 goes directly to those in need.
When so many people need so much help giving to charities and good causes can sometimes feel overwhelming and hard. Acts 435 puts people who want to help in touch with people who are in need, through a network of churches and local charities. Acts 435 enables virtual, online giving for specific needs.
As a church, charity and company, Life Church Matlock is a member of several professional organisations, helping us to operate correctly.
Assemblies of God GB (AoGGB)
Life Church Matlock is a member of the AoGGB, and as such we agree with the vision and statement of beliefs of the AoG, following their ethics and codes of practice.
We are a member of the Evangelical Alliance, the oldest and largest evangelical unity movement in the UK.
Our membership number is 300043.
We are a UK registered charity.
We are a company limited by guarantee, registered with Companies House.