ESTATES AND SENIORS
Some of our city’s least reached people live on London’s estates. White working-class families are among those least likely to have a Christian friend, and isolated older people often feel lonely and forgotten.
We love reaching these people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and helping London’s churches to share the good news as they welcome them into fellowship.
There’s a huge opportunity to befriend people of all ages on estates. Churches have a vital role to play in reaching communities on their doorstep. As Christians, we can walk alongside people, share life together, and open up the gospel message in relevant, practical ways.
“Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8
Working together with churches
We partner with churches to share the gospel with people on estates and those in their later life.
Our teams inspire, equip and mobilise churches to carry out door-to-door visits in their local neighbourhood, meet people, build friendships, share the gospel and invite them to events. We work alongside churches to help run relevant ministry projects – we’ve launched monthly men’s pie nights with a church in Battersea and community lunch clubs in Vauxhall.
To find out how we can support your church, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Churches breaking the barriers of isolation
When a new church was planted in Islington, the senior minister moved his family onto the local estate. But he didn’t know where to start with reaching his neighbours. So London City Mission missionary Keri joined the church.
Keri’s job was not to do evangelism on behalf of the church, but to equip church members for evangelism on the estate.
Keri took church staff and members on door-to-door visits and helped set up monthly BBQs. She developed community connections and ran one-to-one Bible studies. Barriers of isolation are being broken down and two families have joined the church. God is at work in people’s lives.