Wednesday, 24 February 2016


We are delighted to be welcoming
Andrew Murray back to Chesterfield

'The Day of God's Power'
Saturday 5th March 7.30pm
The Winding Wheel
We know that every day is a day when God's power is at work in our lives for our benefit. Sometimes, though, to get a breakthrough we have to draw a line and step over it in faith, coming to God believing this is our day. If that's you, then this evening is for you. We will be praying for a breakthrough in your situation, for healing in body and mind and for those who want to know Jesus as Saviour and Lord. It's going to be an amazing time - why not invite your friends and come along?
Andrew and Laura will also be with us on Sunday morning 10.30am at our whole church meeting at the Winding Wheel.


                     'The Way It Works'
Gareth and Sandra Duffty at
NEDCF, Clay Cross
Meetings 2pm and 6pm
Tickets £10 include light refreshments between meetings
Book your place 07849 073078

Tuesday, 23 February 2016


It seems a long time ago since we first invited Philippa Hanna to perform her songs for us at Costa Coffee in Chesterfield as part of our Saturday Night Live series of events. Hailing from Sheffield, she writes beautiful songs that come out of her own experience of a life lived to please God. In between songs she shares quite naturally about her faith and experiences which have inspired her songs.

It's no surprise to us that her career has taken off. She is currently supporting Leona Lewis on a nationwide UK tour before heading off on her own tour to promote her new album released in April. Later in the summer Philippa and her husband have made the big decision to relocate to to Nashville so fans need to make the most of the local concerts over the next few months.

The Chesterfield connection? Talita from NLC is featured on the official video for the track Made to Fly.

For tour dates or to pre-order the new album visit Philippa's website:


Tuesday, 16 February 2016


You will be pleased to hear Chesterfield are back home at The Winding Wheel this week.  Thanks for bearing with us as we had to make way for a Beer Festival and a Wedding Fair over the last two weeks!  This week George will be leading us in worship and we have last weekend's 'Father of the Bride' Martyn Rowe as our speaker.  I wonder if there will be any tales from the wedding?

Cafe Church will be running again this week at the Compass 6-7pm and our speaker is Peter Topliss.


Everyone at NLC sends congratulations and love to Martyn and Gill's daughter Emily on her wedding to Chris this weekend.  Such a lovely couple - we pray the joy that you bring to others will always be a mark of your marriage!

Thursday, 11 February 2016


Hear this story of a life transformed as this serbian man finds out about God through an alpha course in Serbia.  Bojan says: "I loved the atmosphere, and being able to think and say whatever I wanted."

If you would be interested in joining a local alpha course contact us on 01246 200768 or email:


This week the Winding Wheel is full of a massive Wedding Fair so
we are having to change venues again and much sooner than anticipated.  Apologies for the late notification but we are back at the Ragged School on Feb 14th. 
It's going to be a great morning to declare our love for God and receive his unfailing love for us.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


This week the Winding Wheel has been taken over for a Beer Festival so we have moved our meeting just for this one week.  Our friends at the Ragged School on Markham Road have kindly allowed us to use their building.  So that is where we will be this week, coffee from 9.45 with our meeting starting at 10.30am. 

This week our speaker is the lovely Jonathan Brooks from Valley CIDS (Christians involved in  Developing Society).  As well as bringing God's word to us he will be sharing a little about the work of the charity in schools and churches across our area.  You will be surprised at the number of projects that this organisation runs and the training they provide.

Visit their website for more information:

Valley CIDS (Christians Involved in Developing Society) was launched in 2000 by a group of Christians with a passion to serve, inspire and equip children, young people and families to develop their full potential in society today.  We are an independent Christian charity based in Derbyshire, committed to serving children, young people and families through out-reach work in schools and the wider community

Valley CIDS was borne out of a passionate belief that by ‘investing in the next generation’ we can make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people and their families. An investment of time, energy and money sets in place strong foundations giving children the best possible chance in life.

The StartThroughout the 1990’s, a group of Christians in Swanwick met regularly to pray for the local schools. From this faithful prayer God gave a vision to set up a charity which would employ Youth and Children’s Workers to deliver outreach work within schools and the wider community. Our aim was to serve the schools by offering Christian assemblies and RE support, and to serve the needs of young people by providing responsible role models, and offering healthy activities in a safe and caring environment.

At the time we were unsure as to how we would fund the Workers, but it soon became clear that setting up a Charity Shop was the answer!

A small village shop was offered to us at a ‘peppercorn’ rent to set up as a ‘donated goods’ shop, and as soon as we obtained Charitable status, this became our first Lighthouse Charity Shop. Along with generous donations from individuals and churches, the Lighthouse very quickly generated sufficient income to enable Valley CIDS to employ its first Children’s Worker.

So the Valley CIDS vision was launched and from small beginnings the Charity has grown and developed to become a very significant and exciting organisation, impacting the lives of thousands of children and young people. We now operate 26 Lighthouse Charity Shops, which financially support our Children’s Team working in over seventy Primary Schools, along with our Youth Teams and two large Youth Centres. We also run Breakfast Clubs in four Primary Schools and the Saltpot community cafĂ©.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


Thank you to everyone who made Sunday such a wonderful occasion.  Great to hear from Tim Cooke that Holy Spirit inspired 'crazy ideas' can bring impressive results.  Let's respond to his encouragement to ask God what he wants us to do - then do it! We are believing for a harvest of people into the kingdom of God this year.  Thank you for showing your commitment to this vision in the way that you gave into the heap offering - generously and sacrificially. 

The final figure was around £2,600 which will be more than £3,000 once we have claimed the gift aid money that we can have. An amazing provision of God, when you consider how many of our number are job seekers, retired or on limited income.  So praise God for releasing that money to be used for the kingdom through us - he is always on the lookout for faithful stewards.

‘Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much' Luke 16:10