Welcome to Wimbledon
KingsGate Wimbledon Village is a community on a mission together based on God’s great love, where Jesus is the centre of who we are and everything that we do. We’re a diverse, crazy group of friends doing life together and daring to believe that we will see heaven on earth in Wimbledon Village and beyond.
You are welcome to join our open and outward-focused community in our pursuit of all that God has for our Village!
What to expect
Our Sunday gatherings at the moment, given the COVID pandemic, have changed slightly.
We meet every week but in 3 different types of forums in a 3 week cycle. Firstly, we meet in groups of upto 6 outdoors and go for a social walk geared at fellowship and connection with eachother. Secondly, we meet altogether on Zoom which is a short meeting with some teachings, testimonies, prayer and perhaps some worship/communion. Thirdly, we meet in the hall altogther while complying with the government regulations. This is a short meeting where there is a teaching, perhaps some worship (minus the singing), prayer time and testimonies.
Overall our times together are lively, fun and full of life and we encourage the participation of everyone, including the kids. Our desire is for everything to flow from the great love that the Father has for us and for His joy to overflow and touch all who come along.
Our belief is that our lives are an act of worship to God and we emphasize a lifestyle of devotion and commitment to Jesus. However we also see the importance of corporate gatherings in the bible and the corporate expression of music, song and dance to pour out our love upon Jesus. Our worship gatherings can be diverse. Sometimes, we have a larger band leading us and sometimes just one person on a guitar, piano or no instruments at all. Essentially, we consider the whole community as part of the worship team so we encourage participation from everyone including kids to create a lively, unified and Jesus-exalting experience.
As the church gets bigger, it is important to create space for people to connect in a smaller, more intimate setting. We see in Acts that the church met every day in each other’s homes and in light of this we strongly encourage these smaller weekly gatherings. Groups gather once weekly in local homes. We eat and laugh a whole lot, pray together and most often there will be a short teaching or time of worship. It is a space to get connected, become known, make friends, have fun, laugh, be discipled and be real with one another.
Kids are very much welcome and part of everything that we do. We encourage them to participate in worship, in learning and in all community times. Our desire is that kids are very much part of everything that we do and that they are raised not just by their parents but by the contributions of a loving community of brothers and sisters in Christ. As adults we also learn so much from the kids too, especially through their powerful ability to “just believe” and to express His joy.
There are many ways of getting involved in the Wimbledon Village community and we strongly encourage throwing yourself in as much as possible. Come and meet us at our Sunday meeting or alternatively send us a message and we’ll contact you with any required information.