Chawn Hill Church is all about bringing God’s story and your story together through Discovery, Discipleship and Declaration:
Discovering the love, purpose and presence of God;
Discipling to live God’s way in Christ, in the Word, in the Spirit, in Prayer, in the Church and in the Community;
Declaring the Good News through mission, worship and sharing the word.
We believe God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and in all-places. God is Love - the source of all love of the purest kind - and looks to demonstrate His love in all situations.
We believe the Bible tells the story of God, His people and the world He made. God calls us to immerse ourselves in His story, to meditate on and interpret it, and ultimately to live out that story today.
We believe there is only one God who is the creator and sustainer of the whole universe and that creation is the expression of His love, creativity and power. God then gave all humans responsibility to look after and care for His creation.
We believe the one God exists in relationship as three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Relationships matter because as ‘three in one’ God Himself exists in perfect relationship.
We believe every person is unique, special to God and made in His image, full of potential and possibility. When God made humanity, He declared His delight in what He had made.
We believe every human messes things up when we live our way, not God's way. This mess [sin] brings about pain, suffering and death on both personal and global levels. All relationships suffer because of this; with God, each other and the earth.
We believe, to clear up humanity’s mess, God the Son miraculously became human in Jesus, born of Mary, and showed us what God is truly like and how to live. Through His life, sacrificial death and resurrection, Jesus defeated the power of evil, sin and death, offering us all to have a right relationship with God, each other and God’s Creation.
We believe God sends His Spirit on us as followers of Jesus. His Spirit lives within us, makes us know we are His children, gives us spiritual gifts, shows us when we go wrong and makes being like Jesus possible.
We believe the Church is the people of God drawn from many different traditions and denominations that God has commissioned to show His love to those in need, make disciples of Jesus, baptise those who believe and share communion.
We believe there is more to come when Jesus returns as Judge and King of this world. When He comes again He will bring an end to all injustice, pain, suffering and death and renew the earth and heavens.
Our Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team is responsible for the spiritual well-being and ministry of Chawn Hill Church. They are:
Andy Bayliss (Leadership Team member & Trustee)
Sam Darby(Leadership Team member & Trustee)
Steve Knight (Leadership Team member & Chair of Trustees)
Elizabeth Shave (Leadership Team member & Trustee)
Lynne Tilby (Leadership Team member & Trustee)
Maggie Watts (Leadership Team member & Trustee)
Greg Ellis (Leadership Team member & Senior Minister)
In addition, the Commissioned Group comprises those responsible for different ministry areas.
Chawn Hill Church is enriched by our strategic partnerships.
Churches Together in Stourbridge
We are just one of many vibrant churches in Stourbridge and are an active member of Churches Together in Stourbridge.
Black Country Food Bank
In 2006 Chawn Hill Church founded what has grown into Black Country Food Bank (now an independent charity) and actively supports this through Replenish, the Stourbridge town centre access point (now managed by Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Church, with support from churches across Stourbridge). Food Bank/ Replenish helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of three days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. See how you can get involved.
In 2009 Chawn Hill Church founded Stourbridge Street Pastors (now an independent charity). Its volunteers from churches across Stourbridge provide practical help and support for those who are out late at night, reassuring those who may feel vulnerable, helping to reduce the fear of crime, and providing a listening ear and genuine, non-judgmental pastoral support to those who need it. See how you can get involved.
We deliver our community-based youth work (Ignite Clubs and The Loft) in partnership with Phase Trust.
We deliver The Loft, our Town Centre student space, in partnership with Riverside Church.
Saltmine is a national Christian charity that communicates a Christian message through a variety of creative arts, including theatre and video. With it's national headquarters in nearby Dudley, a number of its staff and performers are members of Chawn Hill Church.
Youth for Christ
YfC is a Christian charity that works with over 250,000 young people each month across Britain. It's 400+ staff and many more volunteers work in youth clubs, schools, young offender institutions, on the streets and in parks to take the good news relevantly to every young person in Britain, as well as delivering resources, residentials and training courses. With it's national headquarters in nearby Halesowen, a number of its staff are members of Chawn Hill Church.
Why use Chawn Hill Church for your community event, conference or celebration - one off or regular?
- Variety of room sizes (some with built in audio/visual equipment).
- Good public transport links (direct trains to Birmingham, London, Worcester and beyond, at the centre of the UK's motorway network).
- Variety of good-value packages (based on room requirements and frequency of use).
Those that have recently hired our facilities include:
CRI * Drama Workshop * Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council * Midland Mills Group * Redhill School * Rethink Mental Health * Staffordshire & West Midlands Probation Service * Stourbridge Walking Group * U3A * Worth Unlimited * YMCA Black Country Group *
Church Centre Hall
Accommodates: seats 80 theatre style or 50 at tables.
Accessibility: ground floor, no steps.
Suitable for: children's birthday parties, smaller training events/ day conferences, public consultations
Church Main Hall
Accommodates: seats 220 theatre style or 100+ at tables.
Accessibility: 4 steps but with platform lift, hearing loop, disabled toilet.
Suitable for: larger training events/ day conferences, theatre/drama rehearsals/ workshops
Church Centre Lounge
Accommodates: seats 30 theatre style
Accessibility: ground floor, no steps
Suitable for: informal team meetings/ away days, discussion/ peer-support groups
Church Conference Room
Accommodation: seats 14 in boardroom style or 20 in theatre style
Accessibility: 4 steps but with platform lift, hearing loop, disabled toilet
Suitable for: team/ committee meetings, multi-agency panels, small group break out room
Church Centre Sports Hall
Accessibility: Located in the basement via 22 steps
Suitable for: fitness classes, team sports
We can also provide your delegates with Fairtrade filter coffee, Fairtrade tea, and mineral water. Talk to us about your requirements.
To check availability, prices and viewings:
Telephone: 01384 397287
Church Operations Manager
We're recruiting an Operations Manager who will take a lead role in managing all functional areas of the church, to ensure we can effectively deliver our mission and ministries. This varied role will be to provide the management, resourcing and co-ordination that will release the senior minister from church management functions. The role holder will lead or be involved in a wide range of areas of ministry including, facilities management, project management, human resources, finance and engagement of volunteers.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about using their experience and gifting in operational management to advance the Kingdom of God.
Depending on the successful applicant, the role may be full or part time, but is expected to be a minimum of four days per week. Working hours are flexible by agreement, and will involve some evening and week-end working typical of a busy church environment.
Salary range: £22,480 - £28,400 FTE + pension benefits
For an Information Pack, email: recruitment@ChawnHillChurch.org.uk