Birmingham is a city whose growth and prosperity arose with the industrial revolution. This was a period of invention and innovation. No surprise that in such changing times the city should adopt the phrase \'forward \' as its motto. There is also a great spiritual heritage in the city which has not just produced some great church leaders, but men of faith who have made a positive impact in the city and beyond such as George Cadbury, J R R Tolkien, and Joseph Chamberlain.

So although we are a small sub urban church we are part of a bigger picture, an unfolding story. And if you are able to visit us we hope that you will discover the truth of God\'s love for you, and your place in the story of our times.

 

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We will be running free sessions here at Beeches Church to allow you to explore what Christianity is all about and why people make such a big deal about Jesus.  The sessions will be very laid back and informal and you will have the chance to ask questions or just sit back and listen.  There will also be cake!

 

The sessions will run weekly starting on Sunday 27th January at 5:00pm.

 

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We have two carol services this year.  This is a time for us to stop amid all of the busyness and reflect on the amazing fact that God chose to come to Earth in the form of a baby.  God did this so He would be able to repair the broken relationship between mankind and Himself.

 

Come and celebrate at out Family Carols service at 4pm on Sunday 16th December. 

 

 

The following Sunday we will be holding our annual Carols by Candlelight service at 6:30pm. 

 

 

Background information

Beeches Evangelical Church (BEC) is an independent evangelical church. Beeches was originally established in 1938 as a Brethren church by Dr David Clifford. The current church meets in a building opened in 1970, and from which the activities of the church are based. The church is autonomous in relation to its governance and so does not look to outside authority to direct its activities or appoint its Ministers. Primarily the leadership team look to the Scripture for guidance and authority in all matters concerning the church. However, as a church we align ourselves with other like minded churches and church organizations which share a commitment to evangelical theology, and the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

Church structure

BEC has a leadership team made up of Elders and Deacons. The Elders are the spiritual leaders of the church, called by God to that role. They are responsible for overseeing church activity, for the pastoral care of those associated with the church; teaching, and the proclamation of the Gospel. New Elders are appointed by the existing Elders. The church Elders are supported in their role by deacons. The church deacons are appointed to fulfil a role of providing practical support to the Elders. The appointment of new Deacons is also overseen by the Elders. It should be noted that all believers can relate directly to God through faith in Jesus, without the necessity of another human intermediary. All believers can hear directly from God, this reality should be reflected in all areas of church life . 

Basis of Faith  

We believe in ...  The one true God who lives eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  

The sovereign power, love and grace of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.  

The authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures as inspired by God and which form his written word-fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.  

God’s love for all people, male and female. Men and women made in God’s image, to love, be holy and care for creation .  

The fall of mankind, corrupted by sinful disobedience to God, and so incurring divine anger and judgement.  Therefore every person is under the just condemnation of God, and needs salvation .  

The incarnation of God’s eternal Son the Lord Jesus Christ truly divine, also truly human, born of the virgin Mary yet without sin.  

The sacrifice of Christ on the cross; dying in our place, and by his loving grace paying the price of our sin and  disobedience, and so reconciling us to God.  

The defeat of death and the Devil, through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, and his bodily resurrection from the dead.  

The ascension of Christ to the Father in heaven, to reign and to mediate as the only Saviour of the world.