Reaching out to the poor and alienated in Derby – October 2018

Church Growth Trust has just let a property in Brunswick Street, Derby to New Life Church(NLC), an Assemblies of God affiliated church, that meets in the Normanton Road area of Derby.

NLC have a significant gospel outreach programme currently operating from their large church building and the Brunswick Street property will allow them to expand and enhance their mission. A considerable amount of prayer and discussions were involved.

John Duffield, who is Property Manager at Church Growth Trust, said: “Taking a tenancy of the property was a significant step for New Life Church. A large part of the journey has been to take time to understand the church’s current commitments, learn how they saw the building being used and to help address their concerns about operating from the building yet remaining within their means.”

Henry Ita, Senior Leader at NLC said – “We are passionate to respond to God’s call to reach out to and serve the poor and alienated people in our area. The Brunswick Street property gives us more capacity and flexibility to do this and to build our outreach. We look forward to working with Church Growth Trust in the years ahead.”