“WTC provides excellent theological training. Bringing together the word and the spirit, WTC equips followers of Jesus with a deep biblical understanding, and inspires them to be powerful agents of the Kingdom. New Community Church is delighted to be partnering with Portswood Church to host a WTC Hub in Southampton.”
Theo Amer Southampton Hub
Theo Amer
Central Congregation Leader, New Community Church

The Southampton Hub meets on Monday evenings
between 6.30pm and 9.30pm

The Southampton Hub is hosted jointly by New Community Church and Portswood Church, where the leadership teams both include WTC alumni. The Hub meets at Portswood Church.

Both Hub Churches are committed to offering Christians in this region access to quality theological education, delivered in a way in which students can study around their existing commitments. Southampton Hub students are from a variety of streams and denominations and of varying ages, with different life experiences.

They have a common desire to understand who they are in Christ and to engage fully with their calling, while moving into a deeper and more purposeful intimacy with Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit – all of which is life-changing.

The programmes on offer at our Southampton Hub:

Hub Director:

Rich Lush

Hi, I am Rich, Hub Director for Southampton. I’ve always been passionate about the local church and grew up as part of Arun Community Church in Littlehampton. As a church we had a strong emphasis on the worship and the spirit and I loved growing up in the 90’s engaging in all that God was doing.

I started my journey with WTC by studying the Graduate Diploma after wanting to know the Bible beyond a surface level. I’m now doing my MA with WTC. The experience has been life changing and it’s now my great privilege to be a part of the team that gets to facilitate such an amazing resource, in a way that I am deeply passionate about – combining deep theology with a desire for living and active encounter with Jesus.

I’d love to have a chat with you if you’re thinking about studying or would just like to know a bit more.


Portswood Church

Portswood Road,
Southampton SO17 2FY


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