Church Planting had been on the heart of Bromham Baptist Church (BBC) for a number of years and, from early 2005, we sought God for the way forward in terms of location and leadership.
After much prayer, and many pictures and words, we felt led to Marston Moretaine, a village with a population of approx. 4000, 8 miles south of Bromham.
Our vision was to establish an emerging expression of church, aimed at unbelievers and the 'de-churched', which would develop into a full expression of Christian community for those who don't connect with 'traditional' styles of church.
A Special Church Members' Meeting in January 2008 confirmed the call to plant a church in Marston Moretaine to be led by our Staff Elder, Steve Gaunt, and his wife Jo-Ann.
They took the name Vale Community Church to reflect their desire to see God's Spirit flow through the whole of the Vale of Marston and to be at the centre of the community where people can come together to discover God's love for them.
They started with a core team of 18 people - 14 of whom were sent out by BBC, two sent out by Cotton End Baptist Church and another two local Christians.
Their first Sunday morning gathering was on 5 October 2008 called Sunday Brunch which met in the the local Lower School.
By the middle of 2012, the Church had grown significantly, leaders had emerged and, on 18th July 2012, Vale Community Church established itself as an independent Baptist church with its own Constitution and Membership.
It has been tremendously exciting to see how God has gone ahead and opened door after door!
To find out more about what God has been doing through His people at Vale CC, why not visit their web site at: www.valecc.org.uk