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The Junction Church is a Contemporary Pentecostal Church

So what does it mean to be 'Pentecostal'? Well, this term simply refers to a significant Bible event which happened on the feast of 'Pentecost' (an early harvest festival). Acts 2 explains how the early Christians were all 'filled with the Holy Spirit'. As a result, the early Church was birthed, not as a ceremonial institution but as a result of ordinary people encountering God's presence for themselves. It's our conviction that the Holy Spirit is just as active today, and that people can still experience Him for themselves. Furthermore, we believe the Holy Spirit helps us show the love and grace of Jesus to our world.

The history of modern pentecostalism is a fascinating story of God at work in the most unlikely circumstances.

For example, a major catalyst for the growth of contemporary Pentecostalism was the ministry of a young black pastor called William Seymour. In the early 1900’s, Seymour was the subject of racial prejudice. Yet he kept serving God despite the unjust and unfair criticisms he received.

Unity Diversity 

Unity Diversity 

Unity Diversity 

Unity Diversity 

Unity Diversity 

Unity Diversity 

Instead of accepting division, Seymour actively encouraged racial diversity in his meetings, something which was the antithesis of the segregated culture of that time. Interestingly, this sense of unity among ordinary people is how Pentecostalism grew all over the world, bringing together people from different backgrounds and experiences. This is very much the heart and soul of many contemporary Pentecostal churches today and it’s certainly a distinctive of the Junction Church.

While Pentecostalism has deep respect for the more formal traditions of established denominations, the heart of Pentecostalism is focused on outworking faith in contemporary culture, catching the heart and relevance of God’s good news today.

This is why our music is fresh and current. It also helps explain the creative flow of our church community, and the passion of our social action.

We’re part of the Assemblies of God, the largest movement of classical Pentecostal churches all over the world.

We’re proud of our roots, and honoured to be part of a rich and wonderful heritage of faith.