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The Lord has called us to establish a Kingdom Evangelism and Equipping Center in the heart of City Centre in Swansea, Wales! This center will stand as a beacon of light in the darkest area of the city, with worship, equipping and discipleship.
The Flame and The Forge
Equipping, Prayer and Worship Center located within Swansea City Centre
Evangelism Outreach Center – street evangelism
Worship Events – open flow worship nights, 24 hour Worship Burns, street worship
Equipping / Discipleship / Leadership Training Center
Free Cuppa (coffee/tea) – breads – pastries
“Free Spiritual Readings” (simply Jesus & Holy Spirit guided prayer for spiritual seekers to point them to the real Truth)
Forward Mission Base for visiting mission teams from out of country
The Lord has called us to establish a Kingdom Evangelism and Equipping Center in the heart of City Centre in Swansea, Wales!
This Kingdom Center will stand as a beacon of light in the darkest area of the city, assisting those in the community out of the shadows of spiritualism, prostitution, addiction and poverty.
Swansea is the second largest city in Wales known for its thriving city centre, universities, scenic bay area and stunning mountain vistas. The Swansea region is recognized throughout the Christian world as the cradle of the Welsh Revival, home to Moriah Chapel and the ministry of Evan Roberts.
Yet Swansea is in desperate need of the Father’s Love. Behind the scenic beauty and Revival history, dark spiritual forces are hard at work attempting to pull this region down into the mire, as its people have forgotten their history and their song.
The belief in Jesus has declined more than 34% in Swansea over the last decade. Over the last 10 years, there has been a 100 fold increase in agnosticism and “spiritual but not religious” classifications.
As of 2011, 74% of Swansea youth under the age of 24 say they have no religion and this number is expected to increase again for the 2021 census. This vacuum has given rise to Christian churches and schools shutting their doors at an alarming rate, replaced quickly with “Spiritualist” churches and mosques. Spiritualism is now experiencing the quickest growth of all religions throughout Wales.
Drug addiction is rampant throughout Swansea and City Centre, with Swansea owning the distinction as having the worst opioid death rate in the United Kingdom. Cocaine and heroin deaths are rising dramatically as the economy continues its downward turn. The uncertainty of Brexit also complicates the matter with social programs being placed in limbo, turning addicts and homeless into the streets.
Swansea is known as the sex trade capital of Wales, with the High Street known as the Welsh Red Light district, where prostitutes charge as little as £10 for sex. Alleyways and backstreets have the dubious honor of being called “condom alleys,” areas that street cleaners clean before 7 AM to erase the evidence of used syringes and discarded prophylactics from the public eye.
But where it is darkest, that’s when the light shines brightest!
It is within the center of this area that the Lord has called our family to plant a Kingdom based street evangelism, worship and leadership equipping center!
This Kingdom Equipping Centre will have a retail storefront and will also foster a continual worship environment, featuring weekly worship events and 24/7 worship burns.
Situated in a high foot-traffic area, this beacon of light will be a launch point for street evangelism and outreach teams to work throughout the city, bringing the Kingdom to those that need it the most.
This center will also be designed to train Christian leaders through seminars, activities and practical application; and also be a place to resource small groups, churches and other local expressions of faith.
Another intent for the Kingdom Center is to be a place where the spiritually curious can come and be introduced to Jesus without the familiar structure of the church. Since the church is often regarded with suspicion in Wales, many have turned to “Spiritualist” churches where they are witnessing powerful supernatural phenomena.
In response to this, our storefront will feature a large sign in the window that states “free spiritual readings,” enticing the spiritually curious to come inside where they will actually receive Holy Spirit guided prayer and be re-introduced to the TRUE supernatural love of Jesus Christ. In turn, once aware of who Jesus truly is, we will then point them to vetted ministries and local churches to help continue their discipleship journey.
This storefront will be a multi-church center designed to knit local & international ministries and leaders together into a greater fabric with all funds raised abroad.
And if you have a mission team that is looking for an always changing, multi-cultural, boots on the ground assignment, we definitely want to talk to you.
Just Jesus. Just Kingdom.
This Kingdom Center will change the lives, the histories and the destinies of the people of Wales, breathing Revival fire back into their rediscovered song.
When the hurting and broken within a community are provided with an opportunity to experience the life-giving power of Jesus, the result is regional transformation. The result is lives healed, families restored and cities renewed.
We have already seen countless testimonies of God’s hand at work in Wales.
Join us as we step into an even greater measure of impact within the lives of the people of Swansea!
- Prayer Covering – This is absolutely essential both home and abroad, especially as we literally take back the high places on High Street
- Location – We are currently examining 7 potential locations for the Center with a focus on strategic locations upon the High Street. Current financial estimates place the cost of leasing, insuring and utilities of the facility at approximately $30,000 – $33,000 annually. In order to be available for government grants and aid, we will need to raise a year’s lease in advance.
- Equipment – Once the lease is procured, we will need to raise additional monies for furniture, decor, musical equipment, electronics, etc. We will work diligently with local ministries and churches to outfit the facility as much as possible, therefore we estimate these costs to be in the range of $10,000.
- Staffing, worship and evangelism teams – we’ve talked with a number of Kingdom based ministries and individuals who have pledged to support us in this vision. However, more will always be needed. Pray the workers and the volunteers are plentiful. If you are interested in scheduling a mission team assignment with us, contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are wanting to join in with us to support this vision of establishing a Kingdom Equipping Center in Swansea, Wales, our goal is to raise all necessary funds by October 15th, 2019!
During the winter months and due to the changing weather patterns, the need to have this Kingdom Equipping Center active by the holidays is paramount!
Spiritual destitution, prostitution, drug addiction and homelessness dramatically increase during the winter months! It’s our goal to have all necessary funds for our first year of operation raised by this time in order to procure government grants in 2020, enabling the Kingdom to penetrate deep into the community!
Your contributions will enable us to re-present Jesus to the people of Wales with worship, evangelism, training and outreach!
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