LEARN ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE

Lighthouse West Yorkshire is a fresh expression of church and registered Leeds-based charity which reaches out to those who are battered and bruised by the storms of life. Many have multiple and complex needs, including homelessness, addiction issues, criminal backgrounds, poverty and crisis in mental health.

SUNDAY GATHERING

Our Sunday Service is from 12:30pm until 2:30pm in St George’s Crypt.

We begin with a creative and engaging Church service followed by a freshly prepared meal. Very often there is a tangible sense of God’s presence, high levels of engagement from our guests (often 70-80 guests + volunteers).

There are many who consider this Sunday gathering to be their Church – a place of community and discipleship. For others this is their first exposure to the good news of Jesus through a friendly and confident mixture of story, scripture, prayer, testimony and song.

WEDNESDAY DROP-IN & BIBLE STUDY

Every Wednesday, from 2pm- 3:30pm (Drop in) & 3:30pm -5pm (Bible Study) at St George’s Church.

We also hold a Drop-in Session to which people can come and chat with our team about any practical or spiritual issues they may have.

The drop-in is followed by a Lighthouse Bible Study and prayer session This relaxed and safe space is an opportunity to sing, celebrate communion, pray together and engage in recovery-focussed discipleship and bible study.

PASTORAL SUPPORT

Pastoral Support is offered to individuals during the week.

This often includes:
Prison/court/hospital/home visits
One to one pastoral care
Signposting to services e.g. Foodbank referrals
Suicide intervention Assisting with application & transport to Christian rehabilitation communities. e.g. Betel UK
Street Outreach Leadership development & training

LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY

Throughout the gospels, we read stories about those who have been battered and bruised by life meeting Jesus and having their lives transformed. Jesus changed the way these people thought about God, about themselves and the world around them. In the bible it says that God will continue the good work he has started in us (Philippians 1:6).

Newly launched in mid September 2016, the Lighthouse Academy is a discipleship course for people who are seeking that ongoing transformation, who want to take their faith to the next level and deepen their understanding of who God is.

The Academy consists of four main elements: Teaching, volunteering, projects and mentoring with teaching session held one afternoon every week.