CHurch Life 

We understand it can be a daunting thing to visit a church for the first time, and so at Jubilee we try to make everything as simple and straightforward as possible by letting you know exactly what is going on.

What to Expect

Jubilee Central opens on a Sunday from 9:45am with tea, coffee and various snacks being served. The meeting begins at 10:30am and usually follows the following format:

The meeting starts with an introductory welcome, before we sing some songs of worship that are led by our worship team. Following this is a brief welcome and news section that will include an opportunity to give money to the work of the church. This is mainly for people who come regularly to Jubilee and so if you are new, feel no pressure to give. The speaker for that week will then give a relevant, Bible-based talk. We often finish the meeting by singing together and offering an opportunity for people to be prayed for.

The whole service lasts between an hour and an hour and a half. Afterwards there is plenty of opportunity to chat to others as tea and coffee is served again in the foyer.

Students

We are a church that welcomes students. Attending University or College is a unique opportunity for God to use you. We also understand how being a student can be full of challenges and uncertainties.We hope Jubilee will be a place where you feel part of a family, where you can be supported, equipped and trained and caught up in our vision to reach out to Hull and ultimately the nations of the world.

Jubilee Church’s student team is exciting about getting to know you, helping you through your time as a student. We’re planning a varied and exciting programme of activities for all our students and twenties this year including adopt a student scheme, lunches and socials as well as helping you feel part of our church family. We also run a monthly evening service on a Sunday aimed at those in their teens and twenties called Overflow.

Kids

We are a church committed to welcoming and involving children in our life as a church. On a Sunday morning we provide additional facilities for all children from 0-10. These facilities are described below:

Parents/carers with children from 0-9 months can make use of our Wilberforce Lounge. This is next to our main hall and has comfy seating, a selection of toys and a live video feed from the main meeting. There is also a toilet with baby-changing facilities. You are welcome to feed your babies in this room.

Our kids work at Jubilee is called Explorers. This is a place where our children can have fun and learn about following Jesus together. We have activities every Sunday which begin at 11.00am and run until the end of the service. We have three age ranges for our Explorers:
 

Explorers Crawling - 3 years (not yet started pre-school).

Our play area is zoned so there are a variety of toys and books to play with. There is also a collective time which includes a Bible story and an activity. We are happy for you to either stay with your child or leave him/her with the children's workers who are serving that morning.

Explorers 4-6 years & Explorers 7-11 years 

Children in these age ranges stay with their parents in the worship until 11am, before going out to their groups. It is a fully staffed facility run by enthusiastic and committed volunteers. The mornings program will consist of games, Bible stories. worship songs, craft and accessable teaching. We have a name card system which requires parents to drop-off their child, retain their card and then pick the child up by producing the card).

Jubilee operates a strict child protection policy and all our volunteer children's workders are DBS checked. We have produced our own Child Protectiob Policy and copies are available from the church office, and are also held by the Church Child Protection Advisory Service.

We believe every child is important and hope each one throughly benefits from our children's ministry.

If your child has special or additional needs and you would like them to be involved, please contact us to discuss the best ways in which we can support you and your child.

For more information about the Kid's Ministry, events and activities, please contact the church office.

Youth

At Jubilee we are passionate about making disciples and want to see our young people choosing to follow Jesus, become part of the church and then go to the world with the message of Jesus. Please see below the activities we have for those aged 11-18.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - Running every Friday evening (7.30-9pm) during term time at Jubilee Central, ‘Friday Night Live’ is loud, messy and a lot of fun. We have games, sports, crafts and so much more and really is the place to be to build friendships, have a great laugh and explore the Christian faith. This group is for anyone in secondary school and is free of charge (although you may want a few pennies for the tuck shop!).

INSPIRE! - Inspire is our youth small groups. The definition of the word “inspire” is to affect or guide by divine intervention. This sums up what we aspire to do within our groups.  Our groups meet fortnightly and we will play games, worship together, study the Bible and have great fun while we do it. If you are in school years 7-9 then this will happen on a Sunday morning during our main service. Look out for our team leaving after the time of worship (meeting in the Waltham Room at 11.15am). If you are in school years 10-13 then small groups meet on a Wednesday evening in homes around the city. Call Dan on 07929010579 for more information on venue.

As well as all this, October 2016 sees the launch of Overflow, our monthly evening service aimed at teens and those in their twenties.

For more information about youth activities please contact: Dan Fryer on 07929 010579

Over 50s – New Horizons

A fun and friendly group for older people. In our varied programme we share together in fun, fellowship,  and Bible teaching. We often have visiting speakers and find opportunities to get to know each other better through birthday celebrations, anniversaries, parties, quizzes, social get-togethers, outings, garden parties or similar events. If you would appreciate spending time getting to know new people and talking about some of the real issues you face in day to day life then please do come along on the first Thursday of the month. Our events are listed in the Church Calendar on this website.

Prayer

At Jubilee Church we value prayer, we know that we are reliant on God for everything, and that we can call on Him to intervene in situations that we are facing as individuals and as a Church.

 

From before the beginning of Jubilee we have seen God move in incredible ways in answer to our prayers; he has sent us people, buildings, finance and spoken to us many times about his plans for us. We therefore want to create as many opportunities for prayer as possible. We offer prayer at the end of most of our Sunday morning meetings, hold a monthly prayer meeting on the first Sunday of the month, and begin the academic and calendar years with a week of prayer and fasting.

We often pray for individuals who are not involved in our church. Please contact us if you would like us to pray for you individually. To find out when our next prayer meeting is visit our calendar.

Count me in!

Although the Bible does not talk about church membership by name, it does make a clear difference between those who are part of the church family, and those who are just looking in (1 Corinthians 5:12 and 1 John 2:19). Early church practice was, it seems, to formally receive people into fellowship with the church (Galatians 2:9).

The Bible knows nothing of solitary Christianity, but assumes that all Christians will be actively committed to a local church. Therefore when people have been amongst us in our church life for a few weeks or months, and have had a chance to gain a first impression of Jubilee, we encourage them to attend our “Jubilee Newbies” Group. This group gives people the chance to find out about the vision for the church, meet some of the church leaders, build friendship with other new people in the church, and help them decide whether Jubilee is the church family God intends for them. We also encourage everyone to attend an Alpha “Away” day as part of this process, which focuses on our teaching about the Holy Spirit.

Please contact us about booking your place on our next “Jubilee Newbies” group.

Baptism

One of our favourite events at Jubilee is our baptism services. They are full of celebration and joy as we thank Jesus for all that he has done in people’s lives.

We believe the bible is clear that all believers need to be baptised and so we would encourage you to get baptised as soon as possible if you are a Christian. If you are wanting to get baptised please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about Baptism

What is baptism?

Baptism is a part of the Great Commission, ordained by Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38). Baptism isn’t a means by which you get saved. It is a means by which you demonstrate that you have been saved.

Where did it come from?

God has long used the picture of washing with water to symbolize cleansing, purification, and setting apart for His glory. Baptism is rooted in the rite of circumcision, and the ceremonial washings in the Old Covenant. In the New Testament, John the Baptist came calling people to prepare the way for Jesus through a baptism of repentance. Jesus was baptized, although he had no sin, to “fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:31-34). Believers – those who have repented and placed their faith in Jesus.

When should believers be baptised?

As soon as possible after they have repented and placed their faith in Jesus. In Scripture, faith and baptism go together (Acts 2:37-40, 8:34-38).

Why should we be baptised?

Jesus was baptised. We are following his example (Matthew 3:13-17 ); Obedience to Jesus’ command in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38); Baptism is a symbol (like a wedding ceremony) of unity with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection and shows you belong to Him (Romans 6:1-4, Colossians 2:11-12); Baptism pictures the washing/cleansing of your heart and purification through regeneration (Titus 3:4-7, Acts 22:16).

We are following the historical example of the early church. Throughout Acts, we see people being saved and then baptized. Baptism is a sign of your entrance into and unity with the church, both local and universal.

What are the benefits of baptism?

Strengthens your faith
Reassurance of your salvation
You receive the joy of obedience
Blessing of the Father for obedience
Impact on conscience
Joy and celebration for the church
Church strengthened and encouraged by your obedience

Why is there sometimes confusion about it?

Churches have different views on baptism. Catholics and some Protestant churches teach that baptism itself conveys grace without requiring faith from the people participating in it. They would teach that you must be baptised in order to be saved. We however, believe that a person is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). Baptism is a public demonstration of faith, not the cause of faith. Baptism is not necessary for salvation, but is necessary for obedience to Jesus Christ who commanded it. Although the method of baptism (being immersed or sprinkled) is not vital, we believe the scriptural evidence strongly supports baptism by immersion (Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Acts 8:38).

If I have been confirmed, do I need to be baptised?

Yes. Your confirmation class was an important way of clarifying and affirming your faith but didn’t involved the full immersion by water that Jesus commands.

If I was baptised as an infant, do I need to be baptised?

Yes. We believe that individuals are only saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Eph 2:8-9). This requires the person to place faith in God for themselves not by their parents. Baptism is the obedient response to this choice.

By whom should a believer be baptised?

Because all believers are “priests” (I Peter 2:4-10) any other believer can baptise, although it has historically been done by “church leaders”.