The Heritage Centre is suitable for individual or groups who are interested to learn about the ‘Black Majority’ Pentecostal Churches in the UK with reference to the New Testament Church of God as a primary reference.
Anyone interested in the Pentecostal heritage, ‘Black Pentecostal’ Church history, growth and legacy e.g. members of the New Testament Church of God [NTCG], Students, academics and social scientists are welcome to access the resources by appointment. NB. Researchers are charged a small fee.
Visitors will see a presentation/collection of historical and contemporary information about the NTCG and other ‘Black Majority’ Churches’ historical roots, contextual background, worship styles, missional objectives in the local/national/global settings etc. via audio-visual media, print and electronic publications.
The scope and content is wide ranging. The group leader would be expected to discuss and plan the day with the Centre Administrator to match the interest of the group and their specific learning objectives. For example (a) during Black History Month a youth group may want to look at the life and ministry of one of the Church pioneers and their impact on the British religious landscape (b) A group of theological students may be interested to examine the challenges Pentecostal Theology in the 21st century (c) A social scientist may be interested to verify an observation discovered in his/her research (d) A NTCG church Pastor may wish to enhance his/her Church & Pastors’ Council members’ knowledge about the Church heritage and legacy.
Prior to her death, the late Dr Roswith Gerloff asked the NTCG to act as principle custodians of her collection. The work is yet to be catalogued. Funds are being sought to secure the means to make this resource widely accessible.