The Energise Project builds on the transformation of the building already achieved in recent years to:
- energise the building with new purpose and renewal
- energise wellbeing personally, economically and socially
- energise faith and mission
Bridgwater Baptist Church has been part of the community since the early 1600’s. The Energise Project is the latest part of that continuing vision sharing the love of Jesus. Developing our church slogan to be “A Christian Heart in the Heart of the community”.
“Energise project aims to renew our premises by 2021/2 creating a safe, welcoming space to facilitate strengthening community and promote social and personal wellbeing”
The plans focus on three parts of the building.
The Cellar which is planned to become a café/coffee bar space with possible uses including: a social base for Hinkley workers, a Wellbeing Café, Drop in venue for advice and as a venue for youth work.
Middle floor where present small spaces will be combined to provide a new home for Street Pastors and Church office.
Top Floor providing community space for small businesses and start up initiatives with office space. As well as serving the needs of the town would be income generating towards the upkeep of the building, helping long term sustainability and also go towards employing a part time project worker to help oversee some of the mission projects suggested for the cellar.
The Energise Project is a huge step of faith for us as a church and we need help in three main ways:
Prayer: To pray regularly and if possible at our prayer time for the project Wednesdays 12.00noon at church.
Practical: Many skills are needed on the Action Group as we continue to work hard in moving Energise forward.
Finance: As well as seeking funding through grants we really need to raise funds from within the congregation and contacts of the church.
One Off Gift
A simple gift is very welcome. However large or small it helps us move forward.
You can help make your gift even more fruitful if you pay tax by helping us reclaim tax on your gift through Gift Aid.
e.g. If 10 people gave £500 each we would raise at least £5000.
Regular donations help us to plan ahead.
e.g. If 10 people gave £30 a month for 4 years we would raise £14,400.
Again if you are a taxpayer you can allow us to reclaim tax making your donation even more useful. Standing order is the best way to make regular donations.
Interest Free Loan
If you can loan the church money towards the project it can often make a huge difference.
The terms of repayment can vary and if this may be a way you can help do chat to Martin.
We may also be able to access loans from denominational sources.
Every gift makes a difference. You can see here three main ways to be involved. For further details and to give please contact our Church Treasurer, Martin Draper.
Tel: 07885 260877
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us.