We believe that God is redeeming and restoring all things – mending the brokenness of creation.
His kingdom is a place of wholeness, flourishing and perfect order, which will come in all its fullness when Christ returns. Until that day he calls his church to participate in bringing his kingdom on earth.
We want to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel, and see the revival of cities, the reformation of nations and the restoration of creation. We want to see the sick healed, the lonely placed in community, the captives set free and the wayward heart finding its home in Jesus.
It’s a vision where everything, absolutely everything, is restored to the way he intended it to be.
We want to be a people who love God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) wholeheartedly and sacrificially, living in a vibrant relationship with Him. Not only is this the natural response to God’s love for us, but we also recognise we can do nothing apart from Him.
We pursue intimacy with God through worshipping Him in all we do and say, through prayer and communion with Him, and by being nourished in His Word. It’s by abiding and resting in an intimate, loving relationship with God that we become secure in our identity, and are fulfilled and fruitful in all that He has called us to do.
We believe that everyone has a part to play in God’s incredible mission. We want to equip people to fully embrace their role and responsibility in the Kingdom story; discipling them as they learn to trust and follow Jesus and discover who they are in Him.
We believe that people are God’s creative masterpiece, made in His image and worthy of love and belonging, no matter what their past or present. We want to love and value every individual, partnering with the Holy Spirit as He continues to transform them into His likeness, for His glory.
We believe that we’re created to live in thriving community, not independent from those around us but intertwined in one another’s stories – doing the highs and lows of life together. We long to see people knitted in and connected, bringing hope and encouragement to one another. This is the beauty of life together.
We desire to see this strong and durable sense of community within our church family. We also long to enable communities to thrive in our local area and within our spheres of influence. We want to work alongside other churches, pro-actively and practically loving our neighbour, seeking to represent Jesus well in the diverse communities God has placed us.
TRANSFORMING THE WORLD
We believe that the church is God’s plan to restore a broken world. We’re part of a national and global gospel story – called to bring hope to the nations, be generous with our resources, intercede unceasingly and radically impact the world around us.
We want to see the lost saved, the sick healed and the captives set free. We believe we are a sent people, called to go into the world and proclaim the Gospel, to reach every nation with the good news of God’s ever increasing Kingdom.
Planted by Nigel & Melita Day-Lewis in October 1995 with a team of about 30 people from South Africa. Our first meeting was in a tiny bed-sit in Chiswick with Nigel preaching sitting on the sink!
The initial plant grew into a regular Sunday gathering. We moved to different venues in Richmond and East Shene to accommodate the growing community.
In August 2007, God told Nigel the time had come to hand over LCI and to begin looking for a successor. Ryan & Melissa Matthews were invited by the elders to take over leadership of LCI
In September 2010 we moved into the new home of our own in the heart of Kingston town centre and we ‘relaunched’ as KingsGate Church
Since 2010, KingsGate Church has established itself as part of the local community and has begun multiplying into several local church communities.
It feels like a family!
Such a supportive, lively, wonderful environment for adults and children alike! Kids ministry is excellent with the added bonus of a soft play ("jungle gym" area), which my children love!!