CORE

We think church should be like a family.

Our ministries are designed to help everyone connect in to church, whatever their age, life stage or background. We’ve got loads happening at Skylark Church so we hope you’ll get involved and meet some great people that you love doing life with along the way!

Below is a short overview of some of our core ministries & department areas. There are simply too many for us to list them all, so do chat to us on a Sunday or contact us here enquiries@skylarkchurch.com to find out about all our ministries and how you can get more involved.

WORSHIP

Beyond musical excellence or singing songs on a Sunday, our vision is to raise up, equip and release a generation of 24-7 worshippers who live an authentic life of worship to God, day in and day out. That’s our heartbeat.

We believe that church should be overflowing with musical and creative expression that glorifies our incredible God. Music captivates, engages, inspires and communicates a timeless message of life, hope and love to new generations. Skylark’s worship department is called Extol and we are passionate about the presence of God.

Open to all, regardless of ability level, we have an incredible team of singers, musicians, creatives and technicians and are always looking for new people to join us. Extol meets on a Thursday evening in term times to worship together, get inspired, learn new skills and new songs. So, whether you are an accomplished musician or simply love to worship, we would love you to get involved.

Pete & Nicki, our Senior Leaders, are worship leaders and songwriters. They head up Extol along with a fantastic team and have also released two live worship albums, the most recent of which is available for free download.

PRAYER

We believe that prayer is powerful and transformational.

Here at Skylark Church, we don’t pray out of ritual, routine or religious duty but from a place of relationship with a Father who loves to communicate with us.

That relationship is at the heart of who we are and all that we do – which means that prayer plays a vital role across the life of our church. Our prayer happens both informally and formally as well as on an individual and a corporate level. We have several different forums specifically designated to seeking and hearing God for our city, nation and world.

So, if you want to get more involved then we would love to hear from you.

PASTORAL CARE

We believe that loving and caring for one another should not be reserved to a special team. Church is like a big extended family, so we are all called to love and help each other. That being said, we know that there are times when people need a bit of extra care or support. Skylark Church has a wonderful counselling facility and a fantastic pastoral team headed up by our Congregational Pastors.

From hospital visits to meals, the team helps people in a range of very practical ways. We also run a regular marriage course, which has proved a valuable resource for many in the church and beyond.

SKYLARK COMMUNITY

Here at Skylark Church we are passionate about embracing, enriching and impacting our local community. We love and engage with people beyond the church in as many ways as we can. Ranging from self-esteem initiatives through to coffee mornings and parenting courses, we facilitate a large number of amazing projects into our growing community.

Working with our amazing volunteers and a number of partner agencies across the city, we have massive vision to see our community blessed and transformed.

DISCIPLESHIP

Here at Skylark Church we believe that discipleship is not simply a course or a programme but a way of life. We are committed to supporting and inspiring people to follow Jesus more closely, to love Him more passionately and to know Him more intimately.

Through our BREATHE principles we encourage a healthy rhythm of life and our 1-2-1 model enables us to cultivate strong relationships both with God and with others.

Wherever you find yourself on your faith journey, we want to help you grow and develop to become more like Jesus.

SKYLARK KIDS
(Age 2-10)

Family is at the heart of church and we are passionate about facilitating our children to grow in their relationship with God. Our vision is for the children in our care to have fun, to understand how much they are loved by Jesus and to come to follow him for themselves.

Skylark Kids is for children from age 2 through to school year 6, an unmanned crèche is available for 0-2 year olds.

SKYLARK YOUTH
(Age 11-18)

We exist to challenge, grow and develop young people in their understanding of who they are and what they are called to in God.

Our passion is to help everyone we come into contact with to flourish so that this generation is empowered to positively impact the world around them. There are always loads of exciting things happening for our youth, so for more details of our various programmes & events click the link below!

SENIOR GOLD

Skylark is a family church for all ages.

Senior Gold is our ministry to those who are more advanced in years and want to meet together for fun, fellowship and friendship. There are a number of mid-week meetings that are set up to facilitate this. For more details click the link below:

SKYLARK MEN

We want to see a church that is full of passionate, courageous and determined men.

Our vision is to empower our men to lead lives that honour God and expand His kingdom both at work and at home. We provide a fun, relaxed and safe environment for guys to get to know each other, build friendships, share with each other and support each other to be more Christ-like.

SKYLARK WOMEN

We’re passionate about drawing women together from all ages, backgrounds and stages of life for friendship, fun and an opportunity to walk out our faith journey together.

We want to see women empowered and released to be all that God has called them to be and to live in freedom and in truth. We have a series of events and programmes through the year, so for more details click the link below.

ALPHA

An opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, informal environment, Alpha is a place to listen, discuss and discover. The course is open to everyone interested in discovering what Christianity is all about. Whether you have some faith or no faith, we would love you to join us.

MISSIONS AND JUSTICE

We are a sending church that believes strongly in local, national and international mission. We want to demonstrate God’s love to others through how we live, what we give and who we are.

As a church, we support Cherish Uganda and Outstretched Hands of Romania as well as facilitating a variety of other short-term mission trips through partner agencies and organisations.

To get involved in mission or justice email us at: missions@skylarkchurch.com

SIGNING

We believe in being an inclusive family here at Skylark Church. On the third Sunday afternoon of the month there is a deaf-led service. Doors open at 2.00pm and the service starts at 2.30pm.
A bible study life group also meets twice a month on Friday evenings and, for our regular hearing Sunday morning church services, we have a great team of signers.