Mid-Norfolk church marks 25 years
Taverham Evangelical Church (TEC) is turning 25 this year and they are giving thanks for all God has done in the church at special anniversary events on February 11 and 12.
Tec was established in February 1992, as Vic and Gill Ready and Bob and Sandra Brown felt the call of God to set up a church Taverham village hall.
They started the community church initially with ‘Thursday Praise’, a year before regular Sunday services commenced. These began in the small hall but this soon became too cramped and so they moved to the main room in Taverham Village Hall. Now 25 years on, the church delivers two toddler groups, one in Taverham and one in Thorpe Marriott, there is youth provision, including mentoring a student and a gap year youth worker. Other ministries include, Messy Church, family work, Life Groups, Tea with TEC (a ministry for those looking to meet new people in the community) along with regular Sunday services.
Vic and Gill, as residents in Taverham, were attending Holy Trinity church, Norwich, at the time and wanted to serve their community by setting up a church in support of the other churches in the community to bring an evangelical witness to the village.
Over the last 25 years TEC has seen countless people come and be blessed at the church. Many have been released into ministry, both in the UK and abroad. A number have moved on and a few have gone to a better place having run their race! A heart for people, their community and the kingdom of God is what Vic and Gill’s and Bob and Sandra’s aim originally was, and that remains the focus.
Vic and Gill are delighted to still be leading the church in Taverham, along with a strong leadership team, and are excited to think what God has in store for the next 25 years. Vic believes in a ‘body ministry’ and said, "I believe in giving all those, regardless of age, who are passionate about serving God an opportunity to exercise their gifts and reach their full potential in God".
"TEC has been working in the community in Taverham as part of the local churches together for many years, and it has been our privilege to know and work with some wonderful church leaders over that time. We are so thankful to those that have previously served in TEC and the volunteers currently serving in our church. We believe this year is a year of significance, a launch pad to grow and be fruitful."
Everybody is invited to join in the celebration on Saturday February 11. Get your dancing shoes on for a barn dance, entertainment for children, and lots more. There will be a Celebration Service on the Sunday with Rev Kinglsey Armstrong preaching, preceded by a special Messy Church.
For more information on the celebration weekend please see: www.tec-church.com