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! Submit your story using the link to the right. 

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

  • Phil Smith describes the growth of the Men's Shed movement in Australia.

    Monday, 29 September, 2014
  • Jules Middleton updates the story of The Point Church in Burgess Hill and their new Church in a Pub.

    Monday, 22 September, 2014
  • Greg Bartlem updates the story of Urban Hope in Coventry.

    Monday, 15 September, 2014
  • Greg Bartlem shares some answers to prayer at Urban Hope, Coventry.

    Monday, 15 September, 2014
  • Linda Maslen updates the story of Saturday Gathering, a fresh expression in Halifax which grew from a drop-in centre.

    Monday, 8 September, 2014
  • Travis Collins of Fresh Expressions US tells the story of a church with an equine theme in Virginia.

    Monday, 1 September, 2014
  • Steve Collins tracks the 20 year history of Grace, an alternative worship community based at St Mary's Church, Ealing.

    Monday, 11 August, 2014
  • Beth Honey, and her husband Ben, develop pioneer ministry with the help of their lurcher dog, Billy, on a Derby estate.

    Tuesday, 29 July, 2014
  • Matthew Firth and Andy Dykes tell how a dual ministry in Cumbria is affecting the lives of growing numbers of young adults.

    Monday, 14 July, 2014
  • Peter Grant updates the story of Connect, a fresh expression of church which grew from an Alpha course led by ex-offenders in the North East.

    Monday, 7 July, 2014