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A passion for praise, people and purpose

We are a lively, vibrant community in Carshalton, Surrey who are passionate about God and our local area

Our heart is to faithfully share the good news of God's saving grace and connect others to the most important figure in all of history - Jesus

You're welcome to join us - just as you are

We're thankful that Jesus came for the sake of those who aren't perfect. You don't need to wait until you are 'good enough'

Love for God, each other, and a desire to serve the community are values at the centre of
Olive Tree Praise Church

Look out for more info on our upcoming events and outreaches

We meet together @ 11am on Sundays in Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, Carshalton, SM5 2DL

Join us this weekend and stay for a coffee and a chat. We would love to see you, your family and friends

Welcome to Olive Tree Praise 

Our church is full of people who love the living God and want to have a close and practical relationship with him.

Olive Tree Praise Church is made up of different departments or what we call ministries. Have a look below at some of the ministries that make up Olive Tree Praise.

The Church

Welcome to Olive Tree Praise Church

Our heart is to share the good news that God transforms lives - for good.

We're a community of regular people whose lives have been changed by the gift of salvation through Jesus.

So we want to live out a meaningful life with Jesus as the focus and help connect others to Him too.

As a local church we have a desire to express in our day to day actions the love, promises and goodness of God.

Worship is our uniqueness, and our bible studies are life transforming and prompts us to live with Jesus' teachings at the centre. But that's not all we also have fun with special performances and guest speakers and then top it all off  with a coffee, nibbles and chat afterwards.

What can I expect? A relaxed, friendly informal atmosphere with great music and a group of people happy to include you and answer any questions you have.

We'd love a chance to welcome you any time...the OTP way.

Check this out for more information or say hello and ask a question 

The Vision

 

"The Spirit of the Lord God is on me, because the Lord has chosen me to bring good news to those poor in spirit... and to heal those with a sad heart.  I will give them the oil of joy instead of sorrow, and a spirit of praise instead of a spirit of no hope. Then they will be called oaks that are right with God, planted by the Lord, that He may be honored. " Isaiah 61:1-3

 

Our vision is 'To be rooted in Christ to see people saved, set free and empowered for purpose.'

Our mission is 'To be witnesses who make disciples, who will in turn become loyal and loving subjects of Christ.'

The defining focus of our vision at OTP is seeing Christ reigning as King overall, because in Him all things hold together.

Please take a look at our full vision and mission statement here :  The OTP Vision & Mission 

31 Day Fast

Morning OTP Family, Day Twenty-eight

"Hosanna, in the highest, let our King be lifted up, Hosanna"  -   

Family our prayer today is that God's banner will be raised over our lives, our home, our workplaces our relatives, our friend, and over all the earth. He alone deserves the glory and praise, amen and amen. Pastor O.

Day 28

Exalt God
God is Father. The Creator of the universe cares for each one of us as if we are the only child He has. Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9). The Spirit of God taught us to cry, “Abba, Father,” as in the intimacy of the family. Romans 8:15-17

Pray for your pastor
1.Pray that she will strive for personal excellence and will believe God for all He wants to do in the congregation and pastor’s life. (Col. 3:23,24; 2 Pet. 1:3)

Pray for our church's Leaders
2.That they be granted grace and courage to seek pastoral counsel as needed.

Pray for the church
3.Pray that God will help his  church give more of their time and money for His work.

Pray for our children
4.. Self-discipline. "Father, I pray that my children may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair" (Prov. 1:3).

Pray a personal prayer
5. Pray that God's hand will be in your communities and neighbourhoods so that changes made by the councils will glorify Him and make it easier for we believers to influence.

The Community

Connecting the church and community

We're defined by the way we honour God through worship, love for each other, and the need to see our community improve and become more connected.

OTP  is committed to going beyond the confines of the church building and making a relevant difference in our community to those in need. 

So far we've held our annual family fun day -Jamming 4 Jesus for the last two years, enjoyed a festive event at the Christmas Treat Day with the Darby & Joan club and locals. And we've even hopped onto the happy carnival celebrations for the summertime 'Love Mitcham' events.

But we're not stopping there. We're working to get more involved in Sutton, Carshalton, Hackbridge and the surrounding areas. We'd like to partner with charities and organisations to bring to light the important issues in this area and the solutions to tackle them.

If you've got ideas or helpful suggestions or you would like more info about volunteering then please contact us. 

 

Prayer Requests

Sometimes we all need a friendly ear, so if you'd like to chat with someone or have a prayer request we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to send it to Pastor Olive here.

 

 

 

 

Family Church

Welcome home

Finding the right church for you, your family and friends is a tough call, going from place to place looking for the right fit.

If you've ever experienced this and are looking for a sense of belonging, within a community serious about reaching out serving and helping others find life in Christ; then this is the place for you.

At Olive Tree Praise love is at the core of everything we do; whether we’re having a cup of tea and natter after service, worshiping God through song or taking in the Word.

We know that through Christ’s love, there is a place for every kind of person and talent at OTP. Our desire simply put is to create a place where you can learn, grow, and reach out to fulfill your purpose.

So you’re looking for a place to call home and we’ve got one here. What are you waiting for? Come join the family.

 

if you're not local to the area and need help to find a good charismatic church get in touch, we've got a great network available. Above all keep praying, and try several until you sense God's peace. 

 

 

The Youth

Different, Dynamic & Diverse

New to OTP? Or a new believer?

Good. A great way to make new friends is to meet new people. At Olive Tree Praise, we encourage and create opportunities for young adults and youths to join together and be inspired.

As Youth members at OTP we have a multitude of opportunities and activities to explore and enjoy

Drama, music, treat trips for example to the cinema and summer BBQs are just examples of what our Youth group has gotten up to recently.

All of these activities allow our youth group to grow together as a team. As well as a greater trust in Christ.

By putting into practice the core values that Christ taught in his lifetime such as loving your neighbour, we as a group become stronger in him and create a better relationship with God. By showcasing a variety of talent and skills, we are not only showing everyone else what we are capable of, but showing God that we are grateful for what he has given to us.

We meet Fridays at 6.30 for our Friday Feeling Club with free food. if you want to find out more then email lesley here.

Hope you drop in one friday, we'll save you a seat.

love Will and Ruth - Teen Team Leaders (15yrs & 16yrs)

 

 

Meet our pastor

Pastor Olive

As you get to know Pastor Olive or 'Rev O', as she's affectionately called, her warmth, caring and compassionate persona is made evident. She has a big heart and enough love for all manner of people and a desire to deliver to them a message of hope, comfort, peace and joy in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 61:1-3. sheds a light upon her personal calling. The result of that call is the vision of Olive Tree Praise. 

Pastor Olive desires to make Jesus known to all the people she comes in contact regardless of who they are whilst empowering them to exercise their God given talent.

Apart from being a teacher of the word, she also stands in the office of the Prophet revealing the mind of God for people. Her mission is to bring to the saving grace of Christ to Carshalton and the surrounding areas, indeed further afield to those who are poor in spirit, broken, hurting, and lost by sharing the freedom that is found in Christ Jesus.

Pastor Olive really yearns to see people come to know God for themselves and she has a particular passion for marriage restoration and a special enthusiasm for reaching the youth, and helping then find their purposes in life.

As a proud active team player at the Rehoboth Foundation - a leadership mentoring network, she is also a member of the Pastoral Care Team of the Network.

Pastor "O" is down to earth and when she's not counseling, or in the pulpit sharing a message of God's amazing grace, or encouraging anyone who calls on her, you will find her cooking palatable meals for her family because she loves to cook and is a trained chef. Pastor Olive lives locally with her husband Robert, her four children and many more spiritual children and grandchildren.

 

 

What do we believe?

So What do we believe?

That's simple.

For us there's only one God in three distinct persons. 'God, The Father , God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.


Jesus died to free us ALL from the condemnation of our sins and to give us eternal life. Accepting that sacrifice sets us free from the guilt, condemnation and chains of our sins.


We believe growing in the Word (understanding the scriptures) is the best way to experience & know God.

We also believe that the Bible is God's manual for our lives. It's the unquestionably perfect Word of God, completely authoritative and without error.

And finally the wisdom of the Bible teaches us to live our lives so others can get a taste of God's grace working through us.

 

 

Core values

Staying connected in all things.

At Olive Tree Praise. we understand that a healthy christian church, is a growing church. Not just in numbers but also in the faith.

In the book of Acts it's very clear the way in which the early church first grew and formed, and that's the form we intend to develop in this church. We want to share with you the '5 connects' or core values shaping OTP that follows the example of the early church.

Connecting with the Word - Each person living in faith and in obedience with the word of God.

Connecting through Worship - Each person developing an intimate relationship with God by worshipping him in Spirit and in truth.

Connecting through Prayer - Each person growing in a life of prayer

Connected to the Spirit - Each person finding the presence of the Holy Spirit and releasing the power and gifts given to him.

Connected through Love- Each person demonstrating the love of God to others.

New life in Christ

Congratulations, welcome to the family

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How to find us

Olive Tree Praise Church is located at Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, Carshalton, SM52DL,
The premises directly opposite Carshalton College and adjacent to the BP Garage.

By Tram

Via Mitcham Junction tram link.

By Train

Carshalton Station is aprox 3 minutes walk from the church.

There are regular services from Balham, Cheam, Clapham Junction, Dorking, Epsom, Ewell, Horsham, London Bridge, Sutton, Victoria and Blackfriars (Thameslink)

By Bus

151 - Wallington / Worcester Park

151 - Crystal Palace / Morden

127 - Purley / Tooting

By Car

Exit junction 7 of M25 onto A23 or junction 8 or M125 on A217

There is free parking available in front of the premises.