Transcultural church celebrates first five years
2017-07-05 15:41:08 -
By Natalie Kayton

The Evangel Assemblies of God Church Dublin celebrated their fifth anniversary on Sunday 25 June. 

As many as 375 members from across Ireland, London and as far as Nigeria came together for the special event in the Irish capital, headlined by guest speaker Reverend Jeremiah Peterson visiting from Germany.

Speaking after the event, Evangel’s Reverend Chukwuma Abagha explained that the church is looking to expand its spiritual community across Ireland over the next five to 10 years, with plans for six more churches in locations such as Cork and Galway.

“[We do] not want to just plant a church, but to plant one that is Irish inclined and that can relate to the community — a community-based church,” he said.
But even with its Irish focus, Rev Abagha says the church comprises seven different nationalities this far. 

“[Evangel Assemblies of God] is unique because it is transcultural,” he said. “It seeks to unify people from different areas. Our church sees no colours.”
Rev Abagha puts much of the church’s success this far down to the spirit of encouragement from its own community.

And now it wants to benefit the wider community by helping those in need, via a proposed programme to feed the homeless on Irelands streets alongside its existing missionary efforts around the world. The church currently has a group in India and wants to expand to other countries. 

In addition, every Wednesday the church’s missionaries counsels individuals in their homes, providing comfort and encouragement for people experiencing hard times in their lives.

Rev Abagha emphasised that the church’s fifth anniversary is only the starting point for its efforts both in Ireland and abroad.

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