About us

Our church  family comprises people from different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. The basis upon which we have chosen to “do church” is not that we come from the same place geographically or that we share the same socio-economic niche.  Rather, the bedrock of our church life is that God has knitted us together – in meaningful relationship to build a community of believers that will impact Waltham Abbey, the Lea Valley region, London and the world beyond.

We are a church seeking to have relevant and authentic expression.  This means that our worship services facilitate an encounter with God; that the preaching will be Bible based and relevant to the living of our lives today and in the outworking of our faith would impact those around us.

About Geoff & Bo

Geoff and Bo Ace are native born New Zealanders who prove that Kiwi’s can fly!  They began the God adventure of their lives which terrifyingly started with the destruction of their marriage and the reconstruction (by God) of their priorities, marriage and vision for the abundant kind of life that Jesus died to give us.  At heart Geoff and Bo are missionaries who love God and love people.  Their ethos as church leaders is to ‘do family’ and trust that God will build the church from this base of authentic connection, genuine friendship and corporate vision.

 

A Quote from the Senior Leaders

"We have been blessed with two incredible children and eight equally incredible grandchildren - the perfect motivation, inspiration and focus to build our church with legacy and future generations in mind".

 

Vision

The Mission

 

To win, empower and release disciples of Jesus

 

The Vision

In a nutshell; We will:

 

Love God- absolute devotion to Jesus, His Kingdom, His Church, His word and His ways. Passionate about growing in this!

Love People - To be a Church designed for making true followers of Jesus. Sunday Meetings designed for people who have never been to Church! To help empower and release people into the adventure that is knowing Jesus and building Kingdom. To connect with each other as the family of God.

Help people find their fit - To be a Church partnered with people to find their fit, to find their purpose in the Kingdom of God and help them be everything that God has called them to be.

Help people to flourish - To be a Church partnered with people whose gifts flourish, gifts that build in love.

 

Values

Uncompromising - LVC is a Church with solid bible based teaching, with appreciation and understanding of the original Hebrew roots. We believe the Holy Spirit is working among us performing miracles, signs and wonders. We are not ashamed of the gospel. We pray according to the Word - with power and authority. We are an Assemblies of God church and we are a Church committed to the statements of faith found on the AoG website here

Compassionate - LVC is a compassionate church, showing kindness and mercy to each other in love, serving and loving the poor, widows, fatherless and outcasts.  

 

Real - LVC is a Church for all people: for the lost, for those at the beginning of their journey and those seasoned in their walks. It is an authentic place…. a safe place. LVC is a Church we are proud to invite people to, a place the unchurched love to attend. A Church that is fun relevant, sound with the perception changing.

Extra Mile - LVC is a Church that goes the extra mile, a Church who that doesn't just settle for the minimum but those who are fearless and bold to dig deeper and do more.

 

Encouraging - LVC is a Church filled with positivity and enthusiasm. We are a Church of encouragers and we will be each others cheerleaders in true Christian love.

 

Generous - LVC believes in love in action and we put our actions where out mouth is. We give generously. We are a people who give our first to God. We are a Church that walks by faith and not by sight.

 

Next level - LVC is a Church who give our absolute best for God's glory - in all that we do. We have the opposite attitude to “that’ll do” approach. We are committed to doing things next level. We have a commitment to gatherings, meetings and gospel presentations that are honouring to God because of our desire for excellence.

 

Worldwide - LVC is mission hearted. We love all nations. We believe in God’s promises for Israel. We love and pray for the persecuted Church.

 

Family - We believe in family and we are a family - church is not a building it is a family of God and we believe we are family. As a Church we are hospitable and friendly.

Culture of Honour - We believe in the dignity and value of every individual therefore we cultivate and practice honour with each other.  We will not tolerate bullying.  We respect individual boundaries of all people irrespective of age, culture or ethnicity.

 

Lea Valley Church 

Monkswood Avenue

Waltham Abbey

Essex

EN9 1LB