CONNECT Church Maidstone
Maidstone Kent

ME15 8FX

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Who we are

We are sold out for Jesus, his Kingdom and his purposes, pure and simple. Our aim as a church is to know Jesus better and tell everyone about him.

We believe that the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, as faithfully translated from the original languages, is the infallible inspired Word of God, and is the supreme authority for faith and conduct both for the individual and for the church.

We believe in the Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit who are each fully sovereign God.

We believe that the only way of salvation is through confession, repentance, belief and faith in Jesus Christ, who, according to the Scriptures, died for our sins, was buried and was raised from the dead and is able to save those who put their faith in Him, as confirmed in the Bible.

We believe that all who have truly repented and believed in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water.

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the essential, biblically-based evidence of speaking with other tongues.

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that we are to be a witness to the world about us, embracing Christ’s commission to preach the good news in both word and deed.

We believe that God is a God of purpose, and has a purpose for us individually and corporately.

We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in his church, namely apostles, prophets and evangelists.

We believe in holiness of life and conduct, in obedience to the command of God.

We believe in the physical return of the Lord Jesus Christ, to reign in power and glory.




Church Address

CONNECT Church Maidstone
Titchfield Road
Maidstone Skills & Community Centre
Maidstone, Kent ME15 8FX
United Kingdom
Phone: 07757129136
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Church Pastor

Leon and Mandy Mileham
Leon and Mandy Mileham
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Titchfield Road
Maidstone Skills & Community Centre
Maidstone, Kent ME15 8FX
United Kingdom
Phone: 07757129136
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Psalms 118:28

Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

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Synergy Alliance

We are a Synergy Christian Church, affiliated to Synergy Alliance, a network of ministries and ministers in the UK united by a common heart and vision.

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We are affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance, an umbrella grouping for evangelical Christians in the UK. Formed in 1846, the Alliance aims to bring Christians together and help them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society.   Edit

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Leon has been our senior leader for the past five years and both he and Mandy are ordained pastors of Synergy Alliance. Leon also serves in a coordinating capacity for Maidstone Churches Together. They have three children.   Edit
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CONNECT Church Maidstone Service Times

We meet every Sunday morning from 10.30 am at Maidstone Skills & Community Centre, Titchfield Road ME15 8FX

Connect Church Maidstone has resumed in-person services at 10:30 on Sundays with a smaller congregation and is broadcasting on YouTube and Facebook.

CONNECT Youth is also meeting in-person on Sunday mornings. Due to limited numbers we are requiring people to register in advance.

Our midweek connect groups continue to meet, though currently on Zoom.

To access our online services, please subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow us on Facebook

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CONNECT Church Maidstone service times last updated on the 27th of April, 2021
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Under 12s:
CONNECT Kids
5 - 11 year-olds

CONNECT Kids is our Sunday morning children’s programme, which aims to help children explore the Christian faith through bible stories, craft, games, song, drama and group discussion.

Our desire is for each child to grow in their faith, to know that they are loved by Jesus and that He has a good plan and purpose for each and every one.

CONNECT Kids has a great team of committed and enthusiastic leaders and helpers (DBS- Checked).

The last Sunday of the month we hold our ‘Energise’ Kids service, which is an hour long service where children of all ages can engage in high energy worship, games, teaching and lots of fun!   Edit
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CONNECT Youth
12 - 18 year-olds

CONNECT Youth exists to engage with young people and the Christian faith at a level they can understand and appreciate.

Our Youth group has its own teaching on Sunday mornings, based around Bible study and looking at life and the issues that matter to them, and also meets socially for building friendships and for fun.

Our desire is to see our youth grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus and to see a generation emerge who are passionate about Him.

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Local outreach & community activities

Little Steps

Little Steps is a vibrant lively toddler group for children aged 0-4 yrs born out of a vision to show God's love and provide a safe and secure environment for children and their parents or carers. Children are able to play with a vast toy selection and engage in arts & crafts, snack time and song time. Adults can come and find a listening ear and support or just make friends. We meet at the Maidstone Skills & Community Centre, Titchfield Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8FX on a Tuesday morning, 10am - 11.30am.

Seeker Courses

Do you have questions about the Christian Faith? CONNECT Church runs courses annually for anyone wanting to investigate Christianity for the first time - for non-Christians and for newcomers to the Church.

It provides a safe place to listen and discuss the big questions of life and to find out what Christianity really is all about. The setting is friendly and completely relaxed – participants enjoy eating and drinking together, making new friends and exploring the most important questions of life.

For more information about the courses we run, please contact the CONNECT office

CAP

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an award-winning, national debt counselling charity with a network of 250 centres based in local churches.

CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth service. Thousands of families have already been released from the pressure of debt through a combination of advice, financial education, budgeting and insolvency services.

CAP's unique and non-judgemental approach means you are supported all the way as you take each step towards being free from debt.


Team Spirit

The Ethos

Cycling has been an activity enjoyed by many members of the church (mainly male, it has to be said!) since its inauguration in 1989 and today, under the name Team Spirit, it is still going strong.

Open to all, those who take part from CONNECT Church have a simple desire to meet people through an everyday activity - it provides an opportunity to chat, form relationships, share testimonies and invite others to church.

The Concept

Simply, we are a light-hearted group of cyclists - out for a chat, a laugh and a brew. Generally the routes are geared towards road riding with a couple of off-road ones thrown in for good measure!

The group is inclusive and is keen to embrace new ideas, routes and challenges. Every now and then we undertake the physical challenge of a longer route – this gives those who take part a real sense of achievement.

We have also organised charity rides, enabling us to support local community projects. If you are looking for a relaxed group, if you want to see some of the Garden of England’s glorious landscape from a different perspective, if you want to get fit, return to cycling, or simply use us as a platform to prepare for club riding or a particular event... we would love you to join us.

When

The group rides take place on alternate Saturday mornings starting around 8 am and running from February – October departing from Madginford Shopping Parade.

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On Tuesdays, for road bike riders, we have recently introduced gang/drafting riding training sessions. These sessions are to enhance team camaraderie, cycling efficiency and skill and to increase to your speed. These sessions are ad-hoc due to weather and other commitments and, once you join up, details of these rides will be advised by email.

Requirements

There is no club membership; we do not ask for fees and there is no commitment.

If you wish to join us for any scheduled ride just turn up, we will be delighted to see you! All we do ask is that you can ride and have a road worthy bike (road, hybrid or mountain) and a helmet.

Join us – you might not know where you are going but you will definitely make new friends on the journey!

Winter Shelter

The Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter has, since its launch in 2013, provided a bed, hot food and a safe friendly environment for Maidstone's many homeless people at churches around the town every night of the winter months.

The shelter not only provides refuge overnight but seeks to help those coming through its doors to find accommodation of their own.

CONNECT Church has been pleased to support the shelter since its launch by providing a number of volunteers.

For more information about the shelter, or to donate or volunteer, please go to: www.maidstoneshelter.org.uk   Edit

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History of CONNECT Church Maidstone, Maidstone Kent

Our roots go back to the late 1980s, when we were one of a number of local churches planted out around Maidstone by Manna Christian Fellowship, then based at Brewer Street in the town centre. At first called East Maidstone Christian Fellowship, our church met in Weavering Village Hall from 1989 until 1994, when we transferred to Madginford Primary School.

In 2002 we renamed ourselves Bearsted Community Church, to reflect the area where most of us then lived, and where our work was focussed. A few years later we acquired charitable status in our own right, becoming a fully independent church. Growing attendances and the need for more space led us to move our main meeting place to Valley Park School in September 2014.

Over recent years the church's vision for its role has extended beyond Bearsted, and, in reflection of that, its name was changed to CONNECT Church Maidstone, in January 2016. In April 2018 we moved our services to the Maidstone Skills and Community Centre in Senacre, where most of our ministry and outreach is focused.

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