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Who we are

We are a gathering of ordinary people of all ages and nationalities, from different backgrounds, living in and around Lincoln.

We aim to share and make known the love and grace of God towards us. In our meetings, we seek to explain. the Bible clearly in today's language so that people can respond to its message.

We extend a warm welcome to all people, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.

If you would like to know more about us or the Christian faith please contact the Pastor or a member of the church.

If you're visiting, you are very welcome and we'd love to get to know you.

“..as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.”

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

What we believe

These beliefs are more fully expressed in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.

-The Word of God

- True Man

- True God

- A sinner

- evidence of conversion

- heaven or hell

-The Father, the Son,

                the Holy Spirit

- The Giver of Life

- By grace through faith

- called to be pure

The Bible - the Word of God The Bible – that is the 66 Books of the Old and New Testaments – as the Word of God, inspired, infallible, inerrant and divinely preserved. We reject all supposed new revelations which seek to add to the Scriptures. The Bible is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We acknowledge our dependence upon the Holy Spirit for a true understanding of God’s Word.

What we believe

These beliefs are more fully expressed in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.

The Bible
- the Word of God

The Bible – that is the 66 Books of the Old and New Testaments – as the Word of God, inspired, infallible, inerrant and divinely preserved. We reject all supposed new revelations which seek to add to the Scriptures. The Bible is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We acknowledge our dependence upon the Holy Spirit for a true understanding of God’s Word.

The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit
- One God

The trinity, unity and eternity of God as revealed in the Scriptures – the Father being God, the Son being God, the Holy Spirit being God, these being equal in power and glory, one Lord God Almighty – sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.

Jesus Christ
- true Man, true God

The eternal deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; His conception by the Holy Spirit; His birth of the Virgin Mary; His real but sinless humanity; the authority of His teaching; His voluntary humiliation in life as a Man of Sorrows, culminating in His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross, whereby He shed His precious blood as the sacrifice for sin; His burial; His bodily resurrection on the third day; His ascension into heaven as the only and eternal Mediator between God and man; His present High Priestly intercession for His people at the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

The Holy Spirit
- The Giver of Life

The personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, through whom we are born again to saving repentance and faith, and by whom believers are sanctified through the Truth; and upon whom we depend in all our ministry and worship.

Fallen Man
- a Sinner

The universal and total depravity of man in the sight of God as a consequence of the Fall, rendering him liable to everlasting punishment, and unable to save himself.

Justification
- before God through Faith

Justification is an act of God’s free grace whereby He pardons our sins and counts us righteous. This is not based on anything we have done, but only on the righteousness of Christ imputed to us and received by faith alone. Once justified, we are adopted into the family of God, being complete in Christ.

Holiness and Witness
- evidence of conversion

A holy life is evidence of a true conversion to God. It is also the duty of every Christian and every Church to seek to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Baptism and the Lord's Table
   

Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances: baptism, which is the total immersion in water in the Triune Name, of those who have professed repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Lord’s Supper, which is the breaking of bread and the drinking of wine in remembrance of His death; this is not in any sense a sacrifice for sin, and involves no change in the bread and wine.

The Future

- Heaven or Hell

The resurrection of the body; the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ with the everlasting blessedness of the saved in heaven and the everlasting punishment of the wicked in hell.

One Church

- called to be pure

The spiritual unity of all who truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and
their duty to serve God together in local churches in conformity with
the teaching of God’s Holy Word.

Our history

Lincoln Evangelical Church was founded in 1994.
The first services were held in the Grandstand Community Centre, on March 27; in July, Rev James McClatchey became the pastor. There were 41 members at the foundation service on October 4.

 

Under God’s blessing, the church grew, and the church began to seek a building. Prayers were answered in 1999, when we were offered Prospect Hall in Uffington Close, Hartsholme, at a nominal cost. The Open Brethren had served the Lord there for many years, but their numbers had declined, and they were glad to see others taking over.

Pastor McClatchey retired in 2001 and returned to Northern Ireland.

Robert Dale became pastor in 2002 and retired in 2016. During this time the church continued to grow slowly but steadily; there are now over 50 members. The various activities of the church expanded, with a youth group and two Toddlers groups added to the already existing children's work.

 

Monthly House Groups were started in 2011; the Ladies Meeting has grown and a Men's Meeting has been started. Above all, there have been many baptisms, and one trusts that the Lord's people have grown in their faith.  

 

Jonathan Gravil became pastor in September 2016, having previously been pastor of a church in Greenwich. Many new people have begun to attend the services, major improvements have been made to the building, and ways are being considered of extending our outreach, especially to the Hartsholme estate.

We look confidently to the future, with the simple desire to glorify God.

“Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages”

Ephesians 3.21

Mission

In addition to local mission, Lincoln Evangelical Church supports a wide variety of missions worldwide. We support the following on a regular basis.

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