The Hub caught up with Pastor Raj Kaul of Divine Community Church to find out about their work in Dudley and Wolverhampton.
Divine Community Church started a soup kitchen called “On the High Street” four years ago. Since then they have been serving the community, feeding the homeless, building relationships with the needy and establishing new partnerships with local businesses, care homes and similar projects.
Pastor Raj said, “Over the last several months we have seen an increase in people from various ethnicities, nations, languages and ages attending our Friday evening events. It is overwhelming to know that we can express God’s missional heart by praying for individuals and serving hot and cold meals.
“The largest blessing has been a fresh outpouring of new volunteers from other churches, who are committed to support this outreach ministry and are willing to listen to and pray for local people.”
This is a truly fresh expression of church and contextualising the gospel to share the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Raj has established strong relationships with various businesses on Dudley High Street. “I thank God for opening doors so I can pray for local businesses, personal staff needs, talk politics and religion and give words of encouragement as an Asian Christian,” he said.
Divine Community Church started Masihi Family Church about eight months ago and is pressing forward in its vision to evangelise the gospel to the Punjabi-speaking community. A bilingual service is held on Sunday afternoons.
“We are also in the process of planting a Romanian house fellowship. Please pray for us!” he said.
Pastor Raj’s new book Celebrating Diversity in Church Community will be available soon. It focuses on facilitating cross-cultural ministry training for churches.
To find out more about Divine Community Church email Pastor Raj Kaul at firstname.lastname@example.org