Our Brief History
Beacon Evangelical Church began in 1987 as a union of three Handsworth churches - Lawnswood, Waverhill Road and Calvary.
We pooled our resources and relocated to our current building in Sandwell Road, at the top of the hill - hence 'Beacon' Church, a light for our community.
Several years ago we felt God was saying to us, 'Go!' You cannot stay within your four walls and keep this gift of life to yourselves - you have to share it! So we have made it our aim to find ways of presenting God's message of hope through love, service and through words to those who have never heard it before.
We are striving to become a beacon of the good news of Jesus Christ, to be a vibrant, welcoming inner city church focused on sharing Jesus' message and living as His disciples.
Worship: We aim to live a life of worship, loving God with our whole life, not just when we come to church services
Service: We aim to love one another with the love God has shown to us and to love our neighbours in the community
Obedience: We aim to obey and live out the God's Word, The Bible
Excellence: It is important for us to strive for excellence in whatever we do, doing it for God
We have our worship service in Handsworth every Sunday at 11am . Adults and children worship together and then we have a Sunday School for children up to the age of 16.
What we do - our Mission
We believe reach our vision by focusing on these three activities:
1. Introducing people to Jesus
We believe God has told us to 'Go' into our community, finding ways to care for people with God's love and introducing them to the good news of Jesus so that can have the opportunity to follow him.
2. Growing disciples of Jesus
But we also want to 'be fruitful', helping one another to grow into strong disciples, experiencing the love and support of the Church, the 'body' of Christ and growing more mature and more like Jesus in character daily.
3. Equipping, empowering, sending to serve Jesus
God has a plan for each person's life, empowering us with the abilities and gifts we need to fulfill his plan. We aim to empower and equip people to serve God in the Church and in the whole of their lives. We committed to sending people wherever God wants them to go and to planting Christian communities in obedience to his plan to 'multiply' us.
Our Statement of Faith
1. The Bible is inspired by God, carries his authority and is sufficient to guide us in all matters. We need the help of the Holy Spirit to understand it correctly.
2. God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each equal but One.
3. We believe that since Adam and Eve first disobeyed God human nature itself is fallen and corrupt.
4. Our Lord Jesus Christ is both perfectly God and human. He brought reconciliation between God and sinful humanity by His life and death. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended and now intercedes for His people at the right hand of the Father.
5. As sinners, we can only be made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ and his work on the cross.
6. We all need the work of the Holy Spirit, to regenerate us, bring us to new birth and continually make us more like Christ.
7. We believe in the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ with the eternal blessedness of the righteous and the eternal punishment of the wicked.
8. We believe that God has called us to serve Him in Christian ministry and given us the ordinances of believers’ baptism (by immersion) and the Lord’s Supper to celebrate until He comes.
9. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
Get in Touch
47 Sandwell Road
Church Office Tel. 01215515232
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/BeaconChurchHandsworth
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