“Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Mathew 16: 18
It was in 2001 when the British Government opened the doors of opportunity for Nurses that a number of South Indian families came into this United Kingdom. United Shalom Pentecostal Church was formed with these families in mind, who were living scattered in cities as well as interior places without any spiritual support or worshiping facilities in their native language.
During the last twenty years, the Lord has enabled us to establish six churches in England and Scotland wherein hundreds of members are worshiping the Lord in truth and spirit. Every year the Lord adds tens of new members to the church having taken baptism and many having made commitments to the Lord week after week. United Shalom Pentecostal Church strongly advocates apostolic teachings and Pentecostal doctrines and as a policy of the Church we associate and share fellowship with any like minded churches in UK and Europe.
In 2004, the church formed an executive body and nominated members from local churches, for the smooth running of the activities of the church.
The Church also formed Youth and Sunday School boards to co-ordinate the respective activities of the church. Every year Youth / Sisters / Sunday School anniversary is being held in different cities in the country.
The Church has conducted many major conferences in Manchester, Liverpool, and Cologne (Germany). The Sisters wing of the church also conducts power conferences every alternate year. Thousands in England and Europe have been blessed by these conferences; lead by internationally renowned men of God. Every year, the church conducts 21 days fasting prayer during October/November and it has proved to be a great blessing to all. More information on these events can be had in the respective pages.
Having passed through many struggles in the alleyway of spiritual growth, United Shalom Pentecostal Church has many reasons to glorify God for bringing us so far. The spiritual enthusiasm, unity, fellowship, love and care of our brethren are the key factors of our success.
We have just started and we have a long way to go. We are confident that we will be able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.
We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His blood shed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive His Church.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an endowment of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this endowment the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.
We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.
We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return.
We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.
The Coming King
We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.
The Future State
We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.
Church Vision & Mission
Vision: To be an edifying Church:
Mission: Edify and guide the believers to grow in Christ’s Knowledge and to strengthen them in spirit through regular systematic and balanced study of the Word of God, worship, fasting & prayer and fellowship, thereby becoming heirs to eternity.
Vision: To be a Missionary Church:
Mission: Take the Gospel of Christ to the ends of the world, thereby expanding the kingdom of God. Reach every un-reached and establish churches, preach and teach every man in order to present them perfect in Christ Jesus.
Vision: To be a Visionary Church:
Mission: Train and provide opportunities to those who have a calling for ministry and prepare them for the end time harvest.
Vision: To be Children focused Church:
Mission: Instil Godly values in children by conducting Sunday school and Youth activities. Equip every child to serve the Lord and thus create a great impact on this generation.