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Thriving Life Church Limited

  • Income

    £896.1K

  • Spending

    £810.3K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 102893 Date registered. 02/06/2015

Public benefits

Purposes 1. To provide worship services for those following or investigating Jesus Christ in the Newtownards and Ards Peninsula area. 2. To provide a moral and spiritual education for children in the Newtownards and Ards Peninsula area. 3. To carry out, as a practical expression of the teaching of Jesus Christ, other activities (such as relief of

poverty, supporting unemployed, providing free education tutoring, serving the isolated), which may also be charitable. 4. To contribute to attendees’ good mental and physical health by providing social connection opportunities as well as purposeful volunteering. The trustees believe that each of our purposes satisfy both elements of the public benefit requirement. Purpose 1 The direct benefits, which flow from this purpose, include spiritual fulfillment, a sense of belonging, improved moral understanding and social interaction with other like-minded worshippers. These benefits are demonstrated through feedback from attenders, social media interaction and comments, return ratios and growing numbers of people attending. This purpose does not give any rise to harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are all people living in the wider Newtownards area of from the Ards Peninsula area. A private benefit to trustees is their personal worship experience. These benefits are necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries. Purpose 2 The direct benefits, which flow from this purpose, are an improved moral understanding in the next generation as they learn to care for other people, connect with God and understand the they are significant in God’s eyes. These benefits are demonstrated through the behavior of children and from direct feedback from parents and carers. This purpose does not give any rise to harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are children of families who attend worship gatherings or who attend our children’s activities in local community facilities or schools. A private benefit to trustees would be if their children were to attend any of the activities provided. These benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries. Purpose 3 The direct benefits, which flow from this purpose, include the reduction of peoples stress and anxiety, improved health through sufficient eating and a balanced diet, improved employment skills for those seeking employment, improved education and social interaction and support for those who are lonely and isolated. These benefits are demonstrated through feedback from clients, referral agencies and the family members of those helped. This purpose does not give any rise to harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are anyone in the Newtownards and Ards Peninsula area who are referred to our services. There are no private benefits to the trustees from this purpose. Purpose 4 The direct benefits, which flow from this purpose, include reduced isolation along with increased stimulation and purpose for those connected in social groups or volunteering opportunities. These benefits are demonstrated through feedback forms completed by volunteers and reports from group leaders recording the attendance and participation at each group. This purpose does not give any rise to harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are people in the Newtownards and Ards Peninsula area who become aware of or are referred to any of our activities. A private benefit to trustees would be if they or a family member volunteer or attend a social group. These benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries.

What your organisation does

We exist to help spiritually lost people become passionate committed followers of Jesus Christ.

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of religion
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • General public
  • Overseas/developing countries

How the charity works

  • Relief of poverty
  • Religious activities
  • Volunteer development

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.

Income

£896.1K

Spending

£810.3K

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 May 2019

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 May 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 May 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

We exist to turn spiritually lost people into passionate committed followers of Jesus Christ who are fully devoted to God and to establish a biblically functioning community that is impacting all ages and backgrounds of people in the Newtownards area and beyond - a community full of those who have come to know Christ, and those who are still investigating him.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

Thriving Life Church or TLC
  • 7 Trustees
  • 23 Employees
  • 300 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Thriving Life Church, Thriving Life Church, 18C Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4EA

Trustee board

Trustee
Mr Chris Murphy
Mr Darren Taylor
Mrs Rebecca Murray
Mrs Shannon Martin
Mr Jim Murdock
Mr Gary Parkinson
Mrs Natalie Porter

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Internationally
  • Ards And North Down Borough Council
  • Uganda