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.

Below, you'll find our latest stories and updates, or you can view an alphabetical list of all of our stories.

If you are involved in a fresh expression of church we haven't featured, 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.

Latest stories, updates and learning points See all

Debs Walton, leader of Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries (WPM) which meets as a group on Sunday evening under the name Vitalise, describes a year of celebration and challenge.

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15/09/2015

Chaplain Chris Bennett gives the latest news on The Dock, Belfast.

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09/09/2015

Julie Cotterill is fresh expression of church minister at New Cross Community Church in Sutton-in-Ashfield. She tells how 11 Alive has developed.

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21/08/2015

Emma Major is Licensed Lay Minister at St Nicolas, Earley. She tells how three friends from local Berkshire churches started Oakwood.

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10/08/2015

Ben Clowes reports on new staff, opportunities and challenges at The Welcome, Knutsford.

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27/07/2015

Emma Major tells how she followed a fresh expressions 'journey' to develop People, Prayers and Potatoes (PPP) Messy Church.

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15/07/2015

David Blowers, of The Salvation Army, tells how Roma churches are developing in Kent.

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29/06/2015

Salvation Army Captains Gary and Dawn Lacey came to Ealing in 2013 to set up a prayer centre and develop Christian community there. Dawn tells the story of what happened.

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01/06/2015

Ben Dyer tells of the development of a missional community of young adults in Ormskirk.

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26/05/2015

Alistair Birkett is a farmer and lay pioneer leading fresh expressions of church in the Scottish Borders.

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28/04/2015

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30/03/2015
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19/01/2015

Latest updates to stories See all

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09/02/2015
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08/01/2015
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08/12/2014
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17/11/2014
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14/10/2014
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22/09/2014
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15/09/2014

Latest learning points from stories See all

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