66 Leeming Street, Mansfield, NG18 1NG
* Due to our town centre location, car parking on the church premises is limited. The closest public car parks are on Clumber Street NG18 1NY (2 minute walk) and Toothill Lane NG18 1NJ (5 minute walk).
Arena Church is a place where everyone can belong, our ethos is that “everybody is somebody at Arena”. This is no new idea of ours, it comes from the heart of Jesus, he hung around with the majestic and maligned, the businessman and the beggar, the politician and the prostitute and he loved them all. Jesus heart is for everybody, and that is our heart at Arena. We are seeking to build a Church that reaches every area of society, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. Wherever you are in your life, you will be welcomed at the Arena.
Our Sunday services reflect the inclusive nature of Jesus, whether you have never stepped foot in a Church and just want to ‘see what it’s all about’ or whether you have been in Church your whole life, there is something for you. Our services reflect the greatness of our God alongside the reality of our humanity. They are passionate, intimate, exciting and engaging as we seek to go on this journey called life together. We don’t want you to put on a mask or a facade, we want you to come as you are.
We are one Church in many locations. Each of our campuses reflects the heart of Arena but also the community in which we are placed. We would love to welcome you to one of our campuses this week.
Kristian is happily married to Caroline and they have 4 amazing children and one fantastic son in law. He has been involved in business and church leadership since 1992. He is the Lead Pastor of Arena Church, a growing multi site church located in the East Midlands with 6 campuses and more to come! He is a pioneering “big picture” leader and with his team they have seen numbers of new churches and campuses develop regionally and further afield into Toulouse, France also.
Alongside the church an incredibly effective community programme has been established, that Kristian is passionate about! It now has over 80 staff / volunteer positions, operates out of 16 buildings and serves over 5000 people each week.
Kristian, until 2019, served for 5 years as the AOG GB Church Planting Director and during this time saw scores of new leaders trained and new works planted. He is passionate about the raising of new leaders, planting healthy life giving churches and transforming communities. He speaks widely helping leaders and churches to remove lids and limitations and think bigger!
Josh has been married to Helen since 2011 and they have 2 young children. Josh and Helen are passionate about seeing God move in this generation, seeing people connect with God in a new and fresh way. They believe that the Church should be the most compelling community in the world where people can realise their God given potential.
Josh has also ran a business since 2016 and believes that Christ followers should bring positive influence in to every area of society.
On top of that, Josh and Helen love family time, Josh is an avid golfer and footballer, you may see him turn out for Arena FC on a Saturday morning, or playing in a competition at his local golf course.
Arena Church in Mansfield has a service every Sunday – if you’ve missed any or would like to hear the teachings from previous services, listen to the podcast below.