Stories

Real life, real people, real stories.

There are no experts when it comes to starting and sustaining fresh expressions of church - no one has really been doing it long enough to claim to know it all. But we can learn from one another and so as you explore these stories, look for principles and values rather than simply models to take off the shelf and follow.

Of course, if you are involved in a fresh expression of church with the deliberate intention of starting a new congregation for those normally well off the radar of conventional church, let us know! Send us your story and we'll be in touch for more information.

Don't forget the power of a good story - Jesus didn't.

  • Judith Marlow, one of Gather's lay leadership team, tells how it continues to develop as a fresh expression alongside the ministry of Holy Trinity Church in Meanwood, Leeds.

    Monday, 13 April, 2015
  • Michael Moynagh draws out the learning points from the story of Scarborough Deanery.

    Friday, 10 April, 2015
  • Michael Moynagh draws out the learning points from the story of St Benny's.

    Friday, 10 April, 2015
  • Michael Moynagh draws out learning points from the story of The Ark at Crawcrook.

    Friday, 10 April, 2015
  • Michael Moynagh draws out learning points from the story of Xpressions Café.

    Friday, 10 April, 2015
  • Pioneer Minister Paul Bradbury gives an update on Reconnect and Space for Life in Poole.

    Tuesday, 7 April, 2015
  • Salvation Army officer Mark Scott tells of building community, and a Rule of Life, in the London borough of Merton.

    Monday, 30 March, 2015
  • VentureFX pioneer Bart Woodhouse gives the latest news of The Beacon Church at The Bridge housing development, Dartford.

    Monday, 23 March, 2015
  • Leigh Coates reports on how a new Missional Community has developed in Whitby.

    Monday, 16 March, 2015
  • Ruth Gray tells the story of The Salvation Army Stoke Newington Café Church, which combines life-changing ministry with good business practice.

    Thursday, 12 March, 2015

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