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.

  • 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
  • Matt Ward explores why Emmanuel Café Church is inspiring young adults to consider their vocation.

    Monday, 2 March, 2015
  • Tina Powsey tells of two new initiatives which may be at the start of a fresh expressions journey.

    Monday, 23 February, 2015
  • An ex-mining village in Dunfermline lies at the heart of a developing fresh expression of church. Aileen Christie reports.

    Monday, 16 February, 2015
  • Members of the regeneration leadership team share the story of their journey to an independent charity and sustainable church.

    Monday, 9 February, 2015
  • Major Kathryn Blowers of The Salvation Army tells how Roma Churches are developing in Kent.

    Monday, 2 February, 2015
  • In a first for St John's College, Nottingham, a group of students are now getting to grips with life in a 'mission laboratory' in the city's Lady Bay area.

    Monday, 19 January, 2015

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